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Old 04-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Need to change up the front end.

Just want to know if i'm going about this right. This is what i'm aiming for. (truck on Left) (Just the grill)

(sorry if i stole this pic, got it off of google)

So i should start by going to go my to local paint shop to get my grill color matched. Then buy Grillcraft off of ebay for just under $200. Then what lights should i buy for behind the grillcraft grill. (ones that fit and are fairly bright for the money) How do i mount the lights behind the grill? Is installing the grillcraft grill hard? How about installing my devil horns emblem in the new grill, is that hard?

I have done many searches but it seems like i'm the only dumb one. Any other way i should go about it?

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Been looking at homer taco's work and it looks really good. Should i just go with one of his? Just not sure how long of a wait it would be.
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Been looking at homer taco's work and it looks really good. Should i just go with one of his? Just not sure how long of a wait it would be.
Craig (homertaco) does awesome work man!

As for lights, alot of ppl run hella 500 with hid conversion mounted to a BAMF light bar specially designed for mounting behind grills.

Aka "elusive elements"

Just make sure to ask him or others if u can fit x light behind a satoshi.....maybe a thin lip
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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I did a thin lip specifically so I could put lights behind it!
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buy a cheap oem grill online that you can paint. get paint and supplies from automotivetouchup.com. they will have your color code for paint matching. buy a grillcraft grill from amazon.com for around 160-180. buy a b.a.m.f light bar for behind the grill light mounting. get yourself some hella 500 lights and you are set. pm me if you need any detailed instructions.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #9
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Craig (homertaco) does awesome work man!

As for lights, alot of ppl run hella 500 with hid conversion mounted to a BAMF light bar specially designed for mounting behind grills.

Aka "elusive elements"

Just make sure to ask him or others if u can fit x light behind a satoshi.....maybe a thin lip
Thanks for the info on the lights and the thin lip.

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Shoot me a PM if I can be of any assistance!
PM comming in the next few days. Thanks

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I did a thin lip specifically so I could put lights behind it!
Thin lip. ok got it. Sounds good.

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I think I've seen your truck before. Any info on what you had for lights? Did you buy a grillcraft? Thanks

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buy a cheap oem grill online that you can paint. get paint and supplies from automotivetouchup.com. they will have your color code for paint matching. buy a grillcraft grill from amazon.com for around 160-180. buy a b.a.m.f light bar for behind the grill light mounting. get yourself some hella 500 lights and you are set. pm me if you need any detailed instructions.
Great idea I will have to look up some of that stuff. BTW sweet looking truck! Grill matches perfect. You paint that yourself?
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It is a grillcraft. The devil horns bolt right up to the mesh. Those are Hella 500's mounted to a lightbar behind the grill that is now made by BAMF. I moved the 500's to my 4runner and now have Hella 700's on my Tacoma.
Sounds good.

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buy a cheap oem grill online that you can paint. get paint and supplies from automotivetouchup.com. they will have your color code for paint matching. buy a grillcraft grill from amazon.com for around 160-180. buy a b.a.m.f light bar for behind the grill light mounting. get yourself some hella 500 lights and you are set. pm me if you need any detailed instructions.

Very nice looking truck. Exactly the look I'm going for. Thx for the info.
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What is the HID conversion for the Hella 500s? I was going to buy the 500 series Black Magic Hellas...
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I'd aim for the look of the entire truck.
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