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1st Generation Satoshi Grill & Black Sand Fenders COMPLETION

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by johnyt2, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Dec 18, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    johnyt2

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    Here is my first gen satoshi grill before after and sometimes in between before and after :p finally had time to post it up now that finals are over woot woooT! i pass! welll here are the pictures my friends.

    -stock grill
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    -satoshi processing- i dint end up using that grill cuz i messed up on it... planning on gettin that same grill later but for now... the grill i have on on the last pic is what imma have for a long time...
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    -fender flares sanding and spraying...
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    -final product of both 3 PIX!!
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    -and last but not least.... my favorite.... with finall product satoshi and painted fenders....


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    :D nexxt mod is HIDS 5k bixenon 55 watt just ordered them... then... deck mod plate ... should both be done before the end of january! hope u guys likeee my thread !
     
  2. Dec 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    kg4ghn

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    Looks good. I love the blacked out trucks!
     
  3. Dec 18, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    thank you a million more steps until completion.. but im takin it one at a time.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    BG04Taco

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    Looks nice first satoshi Ive seen on a 1st gen. Did you get the fenders professionally painted. Mine are sanded right now ready to get done.

    EDIT: I had mine fenders painted black sand pearl before and after 2 years they peeled. Scared to do it again although I think it wasn't done right the first time.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    nice! came out really good!
     
  6. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    oh yeah were did you get the mesh from?
     
  7. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Looks Good... I want to pics of your HID's when you get em in, that's my next one!
     
  8. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Looks AMAZING! I love the look of the 1st gens with a Satoshi. You get some well deserved rep. I might be starting on one soon, I'll ask you if I have any questions.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    johnyt2

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    I did it myself... spray paint by color code... i did the clear coat and all... mine doesnt peel :X
     
  10. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I got the mesh from a local store in sac. i just started by craigslisting mesh and i ended up with that... i spent 30 dollars on a big roll of it... i can make like at least 10 more grills. but compared to some online sites its a lot cheaper... anyways... good luck finding yours.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    illl try to remember that... i just ordered some from ddmtuning.com yesterday... really cheap.. 100 bux after shipping but i got bixenon 55watt... and from what i heard on this forum, 55 watt is overkill but i also heard good things about it so when i install em ill let you have my opinion on it. O yeh and just incase u dont kno.... buy the h4 hi/low option. thats what our trucks use... i got 5000k and a lot of people like 6000k. anyways.. ill post up pix when i install em .. gl..
     
  12. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Did you get the paint at a dealership? Is it in a aerosol can? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    Looks great man, is that mesh from home depot or something?
     
  14. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Very well done great job!!
     
  15. Dec 18, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    i got it at automotivetouchup.com and what i meant to say was... "hope mine doesn't peel :x"
     
  16. Dec 18, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    i got it at a local store in sac... its alluminum perforated mesh. really really thin... i sprayed it gloss black
     
  17. Dec 18, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    thanks for the compliments! a lot of my friends don't like it. but i love it and now i know that they're just hattin on my 4x4
     
  18. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    Yeah i'm pretty damn proud of my work. First time i ever did custom work on a car or truck. pretty swweet.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    so basically you took the grill off and replced it with a fine mesh aluminum mesh?

    and then painted the whole thing?

    How did you secure the mesh to the front piece?

    And did you do work to the area just under the grill? I ask because that same area/ piece is chrome on my truck, and that would not look well. Could I paint over that area as well?

    I was thinking of doing everything and then taking the pieces to a cheap paint shop near me, they'll do it better than I ever would.

    Gotta to admit man I really dig that look :)
     
  20. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    I knew I should've done a write-up but i just didn't have time to take pictures... and do alll that work. I'll try to describe how its done though... Okay so the aluminum mesh i cut out and painted it seperately (gloss black). aafter i cut out the old grill i sanded it down, bondo , sand again and again, then i spray painted it (the part around the inside of the grill, not the outside) i had the chrome professionally painted... i bought it that way =) luck me. to secure the mesh i drilled a bunch of 1/4'' holes around the inside flanges of the grill where it can't be seen (in the back) and zip-tied it. I recommend you taping up the chrome and stuff before you paint it.. the only part you should paint is the inside part of the grill.... look at the second gen write - up i followed that basically the same way except securing the mesh and cutting off two brackets...
     
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