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1st gen satoshi?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dually, May 24, 2009.

  1. May 24, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    dually

    dually [OP] Low and slow

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    Well here we go! As im about to get started rebuilding my tranny, I took a look at my grill, and thought "hmm. i wonder what a satoshi grill would look like?"

    Here is what i started with:
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    Here is the bottom cut-out:
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    And now both parts:
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    Now, my question is, should I leave it how it is and put the mesh in? or should I cut out the middle bar, do some fiberglass work?

    My dad thinks I should leave the center, but I kinda want to cut it out, just to see how it will look. Oh, btw, I have another grill coming if I jack this one up:D
     
  2. May 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Try both! I think it looks cool with the center.
     
  3. May 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    pittim

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    Pink slider.
    cut it.

    it will look like a chevy if you leave just the middle bar in.
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Robbsolid

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    eh, maybe, but it still looks good.
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    SaltySteve

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    Either way will look good and original.

    Cut out would look better IMO. Start with how it is and if you don't like it cut it out. Mesh isn't that spendy.
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
    photoshop that junk before you cut it all the way out.
     
  7. May 24, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    higherlux

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    i say leave the middle
    but thats just me
     
  8. May 24, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    kraaazymike

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    How would it look if you leave the middle, but cut out the emblem and fiberglass the gap?
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    dually

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    so i cut the middle out! started spreading the resin on felt to make the surround.. its slowly coming together.

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    i'll get some more pics in a few
     
  10. May 26, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    SaltySteve

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    No going back now. I think it's going to look sick man. Are you going to put an emblem on the grill?
     
  11. May 26, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    dually

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    yeh.. i have a few ideas.. i have a turbo emblem i think im gonna throw on
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    i cant wait to see how this turns out. its gonna be sick
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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  14. May 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    not exactly, haha. maybe if this turns out good, i can convince my friend to do this to his first gen.
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    dually

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    or if he wants to pay, i'll do it for him lol
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    okay here we go! finished laying all the felt, just needs a few more coats of resin

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    annnnd some turbo teaser pix
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  17. May 26, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Your truck is SICK!!!!!
     
  18. May 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    thanks bro! has no transmission thought :(
     
  19. May 26, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    higherlux

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    well that turbo is doing a lot of good in a truck with no tranny

    so u should take it all back off and ship it to me :D
     
  20. May 26, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    dually

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    hahahah 3500 and the setup is yours! only 80 miles on everything, including rebuilt turbo! hahaha jk
     
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