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1st Gen grilles

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DaveCanuck, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Jul 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    DaveCanuck

    DaveCanuck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been lurking here for several weeks, after having recently picked up my '97 extended cab 2.7L Tacoma.

    Excited to start with a few of the typical mods (rear leafs, maybe Bilsteins, switching out the black bumpers with chrome ones, etc).

    I think mine was a base model, because grille and bumpers are black although it does have the chrome fender trim pieces.

    Got a chrome grille at an auto recycler for cheap and just put it on yesterday. I'd like to know who the sadistic bastard is who designed that system with the clips. Holy moly! That was brutal. Those bottom clips are really tough. What I should have done was put new headlights in to ensure I don't have to bother with that ordeal for that much longer. Looks good, though.

    Really enjoying my Taco! My first 4x4.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO "You've Got Red on You"

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    In order to change out the headlights you have to remove the grille. What kind of headlights are you looking to get?
     
  3. Jul 30, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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  4. Jul 30, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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  5. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    The clips are easy once you know this trick.

    Take a small flat head screw driver(such as a t-stat screwdriver)

    then look inside the grill mounting points..like peak down the grill and behind it (looking away from the radiator)..and you'll see a little tab..push it down...clip pops right out..


    You'll never break a clip again doing it that way and the grill comes off in 2 minutes.
     
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