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Old 06-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Original TRD Signature HomerTaco Grill

As some of you may have seen, I've been working on this grill off-and-on for a while now...
I wanted to do something completely original that used a satoshi grill as a starting point - unlike the "homeroshi" that is just a stock grill cut out.
I started by getting a TRD symbol off google images & sizing it on a sheet of paper then built this:

Transferring the letters to a 3/16 thick sheet of fiberglass panel & then cutting out two sets of them.
It occurred to me that the letters themselves might look cool mounted on a grill...
There was no way I was going to be able to emboss anything on the .063 thick metal that I sell for the satoshi mesh, so I got a small piece of 5/32 on 3/16 staggered in .032
This I can bend!



The issue then was that this .032 mesh is really too thin to use as grill mesh by itself... Even with a bend in it I did not feel good about mounting it to the surround, so I took some of my M4 mesh and put the two together:


While I was playing with the mesh I was also experimenting with a way to completely eliminate the use of "bondo" in the satoshi Mod process...
Here is the result:

No waiting for fiberglass or bondo to cure!
I then painted the TRD Red...

And test fit against the satoshi (now in primer)

One thing to note: the stock grill has a slight convex curve to it - meaning it bows outward slightly. Usually this has little to no effect on a satoshi as the mesh is pliable enough to compensate, but in this case I cut out the back of the satoshi all the way around so the mesh sits completely straight.

Here is the finished grill:

I took a few shots mounted on the truck this morning:



Anyone interested in this?

$350 + shipping

I can attach the outer surround or leave it off if the buyer wants to use their own.

Instructions on how to do that are here:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...en-grille.html

Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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that's real clean....

glws $$$
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Looks great Craig, but you clearly have too much time on your hands. You wife needs to find some chores for you to do around the house.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #5
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Thanks John. Been on Vacation all week at home with the kids while she's at a convention in York Pa.
Had to do something....
that explains quite a bit. Carry on.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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good luck with sale!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #7
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Nice, anyway you could paint the TRD Super White?
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SUPER SWEET SIR, that looks sick, but im already rockin satoshi upper






would you be able to do the same for the lower valance?
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:24 PM   #12
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Nice, anyway you could paint the TRD Super White?
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SUPER SWEET SIR, that looks sick, but im already rockin satoshi upper

would you be able to do the same for the lower valance?
YES! I make lower bumper pieces.
Click the link in my sig... can be made in any of the 4 mesh styles I have.
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That grill is awesome. Makes me wish i still worked in metal fabbing. I would throw that on my truck in a heartbeat. $350.00 is over my current price tag though. GLWS and good job on the grill!
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That grill is awesome. Makes me wish i still worked in metal fabbing. I would throw that on my truck in a heartbeat. $350.00 is over my current price tag though. GLWS and good job on the grill!
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Looks awesome Craig.. good work my man..
Thanks guys!

Am I asking too much???

Bump anyway.....
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I dont think your asking to much. It is a super nice grill.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:02 AM   #20
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Great looking product! I think it is priced more then fairly. Looks like a time consuming product.
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