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2012 October Devil Horns Batch

Discussion in 'Diaz Fabrication' started by Andres, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Oct 6, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    Andres

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    October batch is closed.
    If you'd like more info for the next batch in April please PM me with your email address.
    I will send you the price list form October and put you in the mailing list for the next batch.
    Thanks.


    Welcome to the 2012 October batch for Devil horns!
    Thank you for your interest in Devil Horns and for your patient wait. This type of emblem has been approved for a small production under direct permission from Toyota Motor Company's Legal Department under certain rules and conditions. Please follow the simple rules that will help me deliver this emblem to you listed at the bottom of this listing, if it weren't for them I wouldn't be able to bring this product to your hands.

    Pricing:
    The price listed includes emblem, necessary screws and washers for installation and shipping to all 50 US states and Canada, please ask for shipping quote outside the US and Canada. My agreement with Toyota's legal department prohibits me from showing a price on any website, PM me for price or send me an email at customdevilhorns@hotmail.com.

    2012 October batch:
    Batch is open for orders from October 6th until October 24th.

    Finish treatment:
    Emblems will be sent out for treatment around October 29th with an expected return date of November 19th.

    Shipping:
    Emblems will ship as soon as they come back from finish treatment around November 19th.

    Models available:
    2011+ Tacoma (emblem width: 6.30 inches)
    2005-2010 Tacoma (emblem width: 5.51inches)
    2001-2004 Tacoma (emblem width: 4.45inches)
    1995-2000 Tacoma (emblem width: 4.29 inches)
    2002-2006 Tundra (emblem width: 6.30 inches)
    2007+ Tundra (emblem width: 6.69 inches)
    2002-2004 4Runner (emblem width: 4.72 inches)
    2005-2009 4Runner (emblem width: 5.49 inches)
    2010+ 4Runner (emblem width: 5.91inches)
    1992-1995 Pickup (emblem width: 4.02 inches)
    2003-2008 Corolla (emblem width: 4.31 Inches)
    2010+ Rav4 (emblem width: 6.30 Inches)

    Re-finish option
    I now offer a service to send used emblems back to anodizing, polishing and powder coating. Contact me for price. In order to preserve the shape of the emblem polished emblems cannot be shot penned and shot penned emblems cannot be polished, any emblem can be powder coated. I must receive the emblem by October 28th in order to send them to get treated for finish.

    Custom colors / options
    I have tried my best to have more colors and options available for customers, unfortunately every time a new color or option is added I have to pay a minimum charge to the shops that provide this service. Contact me for price. If you are interested in a new option please let me know and I will post it in the current thread in TacomaWorld.com, perhaps others may be interested and the minimum charge can be divided.

    Payment:
    Preferred method for payment is by PayPal, I also accept checks and money orders.

    The design:
    The first step into making Devil Horns was the use of Computer Aided Design/Drafting, also known as CAD. The Idea is to draw Devil Horns as a 3D model with the use of computer software, modifying every line and curvature until they all meet in a well balanced and functional design.
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    The material:
    6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum was selected as the primary material used to make Devil Horns. Aluminum is remarkable for the metal's low density and its ability to resist corrosion. All tough other grades of aluminum are available (2024, 7075, etc.), 6061-T6 offers a well balanced solution in stress, strength and ease of working with, making it a perfect structural component for this emblem.
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    Fabrication process:
    In order to provide the highest quality of fabrication, Devil Horns was made using CNC machines. Before the use of CNC technology parts were fabricated manually by a machinist, a person who uses machine equipment to make or modify parts, primarily metal parts. With the introduction of CNC equipment the fabrication process is now made using automated machines which can be programed to perform various operations to produce complex parts offering more options, control and repeatability. While other methods of fabrication exist to produce this emblem I wanted to share the same product with you as the first emblem I made years ago that takes time and care to perfect, all 100% American made.
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    Natural raw aluminum
    This is the way the emblem comes out of the CNC machine after being fabricated. There will be small visible marks left by the CNC machine on the surface. A good reason to leave it raw is to paint it yourself, perhaps there is a specific color not provided by me.
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    Shot penning
    This process consists of small round metallic particles with sufficient force to create surface deformation.
    The result is an increased stress layer that hardens the outer area of the material making it stronger and more durable while leaving a grainy "sand-like" texture at the surface. Shot penning will come standard with any anodizing color.
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    Anodize
    Anodize is a process where color is added to the aluminum at a microscopic level using chemicals and electric current.
    The thickness of the anodize layer averages only a few microns of an inch, virtually noting.
    For best results, shot penning will be standard on any anodized emblem.
    Unfortunately due to weather conditions such as sun light, heat, moisture, etc. some of the anodize can fade over time.

    Cherry red anodize with shot penning
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    Gun Metal Black anodize with shot penning
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    Speedway Blue anodize with shot penning
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    Horns on Fire anodize with shot penning
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    In order to further protect the anodize from being damaged, a layer of clear powder coat is also available over any anodized color.
    The inside will have the same "sparkly" look while the outside will be protected with a layer of clear powder coat.
    On average, the thickness of the powder coat is be about .012 thick.

    Shot penning with clear powder coat
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    Cherry Red anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
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    Speedway blue anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
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    Horns on Fire anodize, shot penning and clear powder coat
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    Single color powder coat
    Powder coat is simply paint in the form of powder.
    Once each emblem has been sprayed with the color powder they are "baked" in an oven at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
    The result of this process is a hard form of paint much more durable than ordinary paint and about .012 thick on average.

    Black Powder Coat (Non-shiny, mat finish)
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    Red Powder Coat
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    Nautical Blue powder coat
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    White Powder Coat
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    White Vein powder coat
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    Silver vein powder coat
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    Polishing
    Polished option removes all of the CNC marks and uses a polishing wheel to smooth the surface to a mirror-finish. After the emblem has been polished a layer of clear anodize or clear powder coat will be applied to preserve the shine. This is the closest to an original factory emblem finish.

    Polished with clear powder coat
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    Polished, and black anodize
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    Polished and Cherry red anodize
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    Polished and Speedway blue anodize
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    Polished Horns on Fire anodize
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    Installation requirements:
    *5/32" Allen wrench
    *A pair of hands
    *5 minutes of your time (in most cases)
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    Installation Info:
    There's very little skills required for the installation of Devil Horns. I have made it as easy as I could for anyone to install this emblem using 10-32 screws and washers with minimal time. This would be the typical installation scenario:
    *Open the hood of your vehicle.
    *With your fingers, gently remove the emblem by pressing the tabs closer to each other (older models may require removing screws).
    *Locate Devil Horns onto factory or after market grill and finger-tighten provided screws and washers to the emblem.
    *Snugly tighten all screws with a 5/32" Allen wrench also know as hex key.
    *Take your truck for a spin to display your newly installed horns. [​IMG]= ]

    Closing:
    Why am I doing this?
    There is a saying that if you find something that you love doing and get paid for it you really never work a day in your life. I see my daily job as a hobby and for the most part I wake up encouraged to finishing my current job in the best possible way. I was first introduced to machining in high school and since then I have been obsessed with the idea of grabbing a piece of metal and shape it to perform a given task. I will try my best to keep these emblems available, but I fear someday I will have stop making them. For the time being, I'm having my kicks making them for Toyota vehicles and I hope to keep making them for some time. This emblem is dedicated to anyone that has:

    used a wrench on their vehicle,
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    taken their time to decide on the perfect part,
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    taken it off the road
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    and crawled the impossible,
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    taken it out near the beach,
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    battled through heavy snow,
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    explored deep in the forest,
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    cruised through the desert,
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    to the ones who like to keep it clean,
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    and the ones who don't mind getting dirty,
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    for the reds,
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    the whites,
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    the pinks,
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    hang it up their wall,
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    represent them with some ink (hopefully I don't see this again),
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    from the big boys,
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    to the little girls,
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    those trucks in New York,
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    the ones in Mexico,
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    the ones in Peru,
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    for those who are happy with what they drive,
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    for those who simply stand back and look at their trucks.
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    What ever you drive right now, you know that is your vehicle
    ...and it deserves some appreciation.

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    It brings me joy reading about every one of you and receiving pictures of your cars/trucks. Please send me pictures if you can, I'll be happy to look at them. It is my pleasure to bring you a unique item not sold or made anywhere else. I hope you enjoy this small piece of work and why not, let that truck grow some horns!

    Sincerely,

    Andres Diaz

    Rules:

    1) RECIRCULATE
    There's a limited quantity that Toyota’s legal department allows to be made each year, unfortunately there may not be enough emblems for everyone. If for any reason you end up not using your emblem and it’s in new condition I can gladly accept it back and offer to pay full price upon item received and inspection. If emblem has been used I can help find a buyer for it or you can mention what you have for sale at the following site:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/236979-items-sale-made-andres.html

    2) TWICE A YEAR BASIS
    Devil Horns are fabricated and sold only twice a year due to an agreement with Toyota’s legal department usually April and October. No Devil Horns will be sold outside of these two time FRAMES per year.

    3) LIST

    All year long I update a list of people interested in purchasing Devil Horns and notify them once the current batch is open. If you are interested in Devil Horns please send me a PM or email and I will gladly put you in that list.

    4) BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SELL DEVIL HORNS!!!
    Toyota contacted eBay shortly after I put my first 2 emblems for sale and eBay put a hold on my account. Copyright infringement is a serious offense and eBay is notorious for tracking illegal, and unlawful content, copyright infringements, etc. Please don't sell this emblem on eBay, I may never get another change in making them again.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    NiceTaco

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    Sweet, I will be ordering my polished horns soon!
     
  3. Oct 6, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

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    I like my Horns a lot. Get comments all the time. :cool:

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  4. Oct 6, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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  5. Oct 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    I've got to come in here and give a good vouch for Andres these horns. Nice and heavy, awesome workmanship, easy to install.

    Here's a picture of mine (polished with clear powder coat) with a halo on it.

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  6. Oct 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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  7. Oct 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    If I could, I'd give you one BIG hug!

    = ]

     
  8. Oct 6, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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  9. Oct 6, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Just sent my PayPal for a white one to put on my 2012. Can't wait.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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  11. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Paypal and PM sent!

    cannot wait to see this on my 08 Murdered out Taco!

    Cheers!
     
  12. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Need to set up a pay pal account got the email can't wait the pride and workmanship shows in the post I can just imagine the actual part.

    Done, PayPal sent.
    Thanks Andres they all look awesome.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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  14. Oct 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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  15. Oct 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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  17. Oct 7, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    PM Sent

    = ]
     
  18. Oct 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Yeah man I'm stoked. Waitin on your email.
     
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