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95-97 Satoshi

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Currently working on one...

    [​IMG]

    It is giving me a hard time.:mad:

    More to come...
     
  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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  3. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I am not a fan of the type of ABS Plastic used in this grill. It is a real pain to form.:mad:

    It's almost like taking a match to a styrofoam cup the way it reacts to heat.

    NOT cool. :(
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    :thumbsup: Stoked to see how this turns out! I just ordered another grille to do this. Should be here early next week. Ill let you know how it goes
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Enjoy...:rolleyes:

    I'm about ready to huck this one in the trash. :mad:

    I won't really... I had to step away from it though, it was really pissing me off.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    What's the main issue? Why are you applying heat?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    I think he was using heat as an analogy
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Plastic welding. :cool:

    the plastic on these and the 98-00 is different than the 01-04 and second gens...:(
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Oh wow! Never knew you were using a plastic welder. So, it might be easier to do it the conventional way? :notsure:
     
  10. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    For me that is the conventional way... ;)
     
  11. Dec 16, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    cant wait to see it finished so i know how to do mine with out going through all the trial and error hassle :D
     
  12. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    OK.

    Since I have done all I can do for all the grills in my current batch, I decided to work on this bitch of a grill...

    The one-piece is really challenging... The 99' I did for MTgirl I was able to use the supports to mount the mesh but with this one there are only two on the top that I can use.:mad:
    Solution... Mounting tabs for the zip ties... I took the double sided tape off & plastic welded them to the back of the grill:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now, I had already formed the inner part of the main section, But since this plastic is such a PITA i had to resort to Bondo finishing putty to fill in some spots...

    [​IMG]

    I'll sand it smooth, then prime it an paint it flat black.

    I think I'm going to go with M4 mesh on this one... Maybe put the TRD logo in the middle too?

    I can only take this grill in small doses anymore...:eek:
     
  13. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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  14. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Thank you.

    I want this one done before New Years... I want it out of my garage. :eek:
     
  15. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    lol...

    Coming along, looks good!
     
  16. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    What's your idea of the conventional way?
     
  17. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    He's referring to fiberglass and/or bondo as filler...
     
  18. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Cant wait to see it man.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    damn you wehre were you when i had a 1st gen lol looks good
     
  20. Dec 31, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    so the fiberglass/ bondo holds the mesh in like glue?
     
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