April batch for Devil Horns is finally here!
Thank you all for your patient wait and for the good comments received. This type of emblem has been approved for a small production under direct permission from Toyota Motor Company's Legal Department under certain rules and conditions. Please follow the simple rules that will help me deliver this emblem to you listed at the bottom of this listing, if it weren't for them I wouldn't be able to bring this product to your hands.
2012 April batch:
Batch is open for orders from April 3rd until April 20th.
Emblems will be sent out for treatment around April 23rd with an expected return date of March 2nd.
Will ship as soon as I get emblems back from finish treatment around May 2nd.
Due to a legal agreement I have with Toyota's legal department I am unable to show prices online.
Feel free to contact me for a price list at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Devil Horns is currently available for the following vehicles:
2011+ Tacoma (emblem width: 6.30 inches)
2005-2010 Tacoma (emblem width: 5.51 inches)
2001-2004 Tacoma (emblem width: 4.45 inches)
1995-2000 Tacoma (emblem width: 4.29 inches)
2002-2006 Tundra (emblem width: 6.30 inches)
2007+ Tundra (emblem width: 6.69 inches)
2002-2004 4Runner (emblem width: 4.72 inches)
2005-2009 4Runner (emblem width: 5.49 inches)
2010+ 4Runner (emblem width: 5.91 inches)
1992-1995 Pickup (emblem width: 4.02 inches)
2003-2008 Corolla (emblem width: 4.31 Inches)
Devil Horns for Rav4 soon to come!
Devil horns will come with necessary hardware for installation.
Natural raw aluminum
Shot penning with layer of clear powder coat
1 color anodize and shot penning
3 Color anodize (horns on fire), and shot penning
1 Color anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
3 Color anodize (horns on fire), shot penning and clear powder coat
Black, white or red powder coat
Polished with clear powder coat
The first step into making Devil Horns was the use of Computer Aided Design/Drafting, also known as CAD. The Idea is to draw Devil Horns as a 3D model with the use of computer software, modifying every line and curvature until they all meet in a well balanced and functional design.
6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum was selected as the primary material used to make Devil Horns. Aluminum is remarkable for the metal's low density and its ability to resist corrosion. All tough other grades of aluminum are available (2024, 7075, etc.), 6061-T6 offers a well balanced solution in stress, strength and ease of working with, making it a perfect structural component for this emblem.
In order to provide the highest quality of fabrication, Devil Horns was made using CNC machines. Before the use of CNC technology parts were fabricated manually by a machinist, a person who uses machine equipment to make or modify parts, primarily metal parts. With the introduction of CNC equipment the fabrication process is now made using automated machines which can be programed to perform various operations to produce complex parts offering more options, control and repeatability. While other methods of fabrication exist to produce this emblem I wanted to share the same product with you as the first emblem I made years ago that takes time and care to perfect, all 100% American made.
Natural raw aluminum
This is the way the emblem comes out of the CNC machine after being fabricated. There will be small visible marks left by the CNC machine on the surface.
A good reason to leave it raw is to paint it yourself, perhaps there is a specific color not provided by me.
This process consists of small round metallic particles with sufficient force to create surface deformation.
The result is an increased stress layer that hardens the outer area of the material making it stronger and more durable while leaving a grainy "sand-like" texture at the surface.
Shot penning will come standard with any anodizing color.
Anodize is a process where color is added to the aluminum at a microscopic level using chemicals and electric current.
The thickness of the anodize layer averages only a few microns of an inch, virtually noting.
For best results, shot penning will be standard on any anodized emblem.
Unfortunately due to weather conditions such as sun light, heat, moisture, etc. some of the anodize can fade over time.
*Cherry red (Shown with shot penning)
Gun Metal Black (Shown with shot penning)
Speedway Blue (Shown with shot penning)
Steel gray (Shown with shot penning)
*Horns on Fire (Shown with shot penning)
In order to further protect the anodize from being damaged, a layer of clear powder coat is also available over any anodized color.
The inside will have the same "sparkly" look while the outside will be protected with a layer of clear powder coat that is glossy.
On average, the thickness of the powder coat is be about .012 thick.
*Shot penning (shown with clear powder coat)
*Cerry Red (shown with shot penning and clear powder coat)
*gun metal black (shown with shot penning and clear powder coat)
*Speedway blue, shot penning and clear powder coat
*Dark gray anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
*Horns on Fire anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
Single color powder coat
Powder coat is essentially paint in the form of powder.
Once each emblem has been sprayed with the color powder they are "baked" in an oven at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
The result of this process is a hard form of paint much more durable than ordinary paint and about .012 thick on average.
*White Powder Coat
*Black Powder Coat
*Red Powder Coat
Polished option using a polishing wheel to smooth the surface to a mirror-finish. After the emblem has been polished a layer of lacquer is
applied to bring out the best shine from natural aluminum. Finally a clear layer of powder coat will be applied to preserve the shine over time.
5/32" Allen wrench also know as a hex key
A pair of hands
5 minutes of your time (in most cases)
There's very little skills required for the installation of Devil Horns. I made it as easy as I could for you to place this bad boy on your grill using four 10-32 bolts and four split locking washers.
This would be the typical installation scenario:
*Open the hood
*With your fingers, gently remove the existing emblem by un clipping it from the grill
*Slap that bad boy onto your grill, put back the split locking washers onto the bolts and finger-tighten all four bolts to the emblem
*Snugly tighten all four bolts with a 5/32" Allen wrench also know as hex key
*Take your truck for a spin to display your newly installed horns
Why am I doing this?
There is a saying that if you find something that you love doing and get paid for it you really never work a day in your life. I see my daily job as a hobby and for the most part I wake up encouraged to finishing my current job in the best possible way. I was first introduced to machining in high school and since then I have been obsessed with the idea of grabbing a piece of metal and shape it to perform a given task. I will try my best to keep these emblems available, but I fear someday I will have stop making them. For the time being, I'm having my kicks making them for Toyota vehicles and I hope to keep making them for some time. This emblem goes to anyone that has:
used a wrench on their vehicle,
taken hours to decide on the perfect part,
taken it off the road
and crawled the impossible,
taken it out near the beach,
battled through heavy snow,
explored deep in the forest,
cruised through the desert,
to the ones who like to keep it clean,
and the ones who don't mind getting dirty,
anyone that polishes to a mirror finish,
the ones who sand blast them,
for the reds,
modified their grills to make it fit,
hang it up on the wall,
tattooed them on their back (hopefully I don't see this again),
the ones who wear it with pride,
those trucks in Florida,
the ones in Canada,
the ones in Peru,
anyone making it unique
or just making it different,
for those who are happy with what they drive,
the ones who win a raffle,
for those who simply hold back and look at their trucks.
What ever you drive right now, you know that is your vehicle
...and it deserves some appreciation.
It brings me joy reading about every one of you and receiving pictures of your cars/trucks. Please send me pictures if you can, I'll be happy to look at them. It is my pleasure to bring you a unique item not sold or made anywhere else. I hope you enjoy this small piece of work and why not,
let that truck grow some horns!
There's a limited quantity that Toyota’s legal department allows to be made each year, unfortunately there may not be enough emblems for everyone. If for any reason you end up not using your emblem and it’s in new condition I can gladly accept it back and offer to pay full price upon item received and inspection. If emblem has been used I can help find a buyer for it or you can mention what you have at the following site:
2) TWICE A YEAR BASIS
According to an agreement with Toyota’s legal department, Devil Horns can be fabricated only twice a year. My time is very limited as well so offering the opportunity to make these emblems twice a year also helps in my schedule.
I keep a list of people that are interested in purchasing an emblem and I send an email to everyone once it’s time to order. If you are interested in one, please drop me an e-mail and request I add you to the list.
4) KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
Please don't make a huge fuss about these emblems! The more they are advertised, viewed, etc, the more likely Toyota won't want them made. I ask of you not to put them on eBay, craigslist, internet site, etc.
5) DO NOT SELL THEM ON EBAY!!!
Toyota contacted eBay shortly after I put my first 2 emblems for sale and eBay put a hold on my account. Copyright infringement is a serious offense and eBay is notorious for tracking illegal, and unlawful content, copyright infringements, etc. Please never put this emblem on eBay, it also makes me look bad with Toyota and I may never get another change in making them again.
There are a number of people that have been waiting for an emblem for a few months. I'd like to have orders of only ONE emblem per person so that we have enough for everybody, that way is fair for the others. If you absolutely need more than one please let me know the reason and I will try my best to fit your needs.