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Another Satoshi progress thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EricT, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    EricT

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    Hi All-

    Thanks to help from many members of this forum, especially tollphree, I got phase one of my satoshi done.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/EricsClicks/Satoshi#5392877577550863186

    Future projects will be - doing the triangles, and bumper, and putting some lights behind it. And painting the AC condenser behind it, but not before washing my truck!

    I went all ABS on it, and I even made the deep dish an extra 1/2" deep on the sides. See what you think!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    looks good, did you abs cement the parts in? I hot air welded mine, and the triangles(still in progress)
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Looks good!!
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    great work!
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Yeah, abs cement. Wish I had bought an abs welder.

    Abs cement is hard to work with, gets air pockets easily if too thick, if too think takes forever to fell in cracks. I did eventually use a pinhole filler like bondo, but a lot better. Dont know the name offhand.

    4 solid coats of primer, 4 coats of SEM satin black color coat, then touched up another couple of coats. I used the blue tape, had some trouble there too - get the green tape, much better.

    Would love to see how you are doing your triangles - I thought about getting some spare abs and building a deeper dish for those.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    I just cut out some pieces(and welding rod) from the center I removed,
    melted them in, sanded, sanded, promoter,plastic primer, high build primer..and sanded then some semi gloss black. Same for the triangles but had to buy a sheet of ABS and im waiting for my silver to come in.
    had some problems in spots with the high build primer cracking, maybe put it on too thick :mad: more sanding lol.heres a few pics.

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  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    shmexy!
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    ohhh you filled the triangles - Im gonna cut mine and put mesh behind em. Looks good though!
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    Most excellent job Eric!
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Thanks guys. I know alot of you can bang this out in a day... I took 3 weeks about.

    Also if you needed something sanded right now - screw you. I aint doin it.

    (Hijacking my own thread - I am digging everywhere to find the thread talking about the preferred oil filter to buy, search seems to have a thing for air filters only. Can someone point me in the right direction? I know the fram ones are garbage. Thanks!)
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    looks nice! now paint your radiator black
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    looking really good eric...congrats bro...

    glad I could help...can't wait to see it in person this weekend...:)
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    good job..im thinking about doing this..not dont really wanna spend 160 bucks on a grillcraft..thats the only way id do this mod though
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    you don't have to buy the premade grillcraft mx...you can buy the mx raw mesh (its not powder coated) for cheaper...

    20"X10" steel mesh for $39.95.

    **All of our sheets of mesh are raw!, they are not powder coated nor polished**

    If you would like to purchase any of our mesh you may do so by giving us a call at the below numbers.

    Sandra Valenzuela
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    GrillCraft Custom Products
    12425 Eucalyptus Avenue
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    orders@grillcraft.com
    1-888-300-9258 Toll Free
    1-310-970-0300 Direct
    1-310-970-0400 Fax

    I bought raw mesh through sandra to complete the 2 triangles an also match the mesh for my CF hood scoop...:D
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    I like the frame on it, worth the $150...well we will see, its ordered.:D
     
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    Mine was a mesh from customcargrills, aluminim powder coated I think it was like 60$. Had to buy paint and some supplies but most of this mod is elbow grease.
     
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    are there any first gens that have done this?
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    i feel the same way..i know that there are raw grill mesh out there but it wouldnt look as nice
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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