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Ask the Grill guy!

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    There are TONS of options out there... Most folks do ditch the chrome though.;)
    lol... I'm not the first person to build these & I certainly won't be the last. I think my one claim I can make is that I've built more of these than anyone else.:eek:
     
  2. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    JimmyCee

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    how do you manage to fill in the gaps on the lower corners left behind from cutting the grill on '11 grills? i had a ridiculously hard time doing mine, so much so that im probably gonna start fresh with a pre '11 grill
     
  3. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I never use 2011 OEM grills. The honeycomb design is not conducive to a successful satoshi mod.
    I only ever did one custom 2011 and I sold it here for the benefit of a charity:

    [​IMG]

    You are MUCH better off doing what you said & using the 05-10 style. ;)
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    Greenbergler

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    might be a stupid question but how exactly do you mount the mesh to the grill?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Look here for detailed pics. :D
     
  6. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    HomerTaco

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  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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  9. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    HomerTaco

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  10. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Gus 524

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    Whats the wait time if i ordered a grill from you?


    Thanks
     
  11. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Several Months at least... :(

    I'm a one-man part-time operation not a factory...:eek:
     
  12. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Ok thanks for the quick reply
     
  13. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    HomerTaco

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  14. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Greenbergler

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    Just order the mesh and do it yourself. That's what I did! He gets them out super fast! Ordered mine Saturday and got it today. Making the grill Saturday.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    It takes a bit longer if you want the mesh powder coated. :eek:
    Also - not everyone has the time, tools, or patience to take on the mod themselves. ;)
     
  16. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Gus 524

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    Thanks for the info that's a good idea.

    Very true.
     
  17. Apr 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Over the weekend someone asked me:
    "do you ever do special requests or custom builds to order?"

    Truth is, I try to keep the builds as simple as possible.

    I've got 5 different types of mesh, 3 depth choices, triangles or not, and then a few raptor configurations as well.

    It's enough to keep me on my toes! :eek:

    But every once in a while someone will PM me with an idea that will really intrigue me. Or I'll dream up something on my own...

    That's where these came from:

    The first "raptor"
    [​IMG]

    thin-lip/full depth hybrid:
    [​IMG]

    2011 one-off:
    [​IMG]

    My first one I ever made (odd mesh size I once referred to as M2)
    [​IMG]

    Full color match thin lip w/ FJ emblem:
    [​IMG]

    Full color match TRD Satoshi:
    [​IMG]

    Raptor Variation:
    [​IMG]

    Another:
    [​IMG]


    It all comes down to what is manageable to produce.

    The introduction of the "raptor" style has put me at the limit of what I can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time though.

    Still... every once in a while a member will throw an idea at me that will get the gears turning. :devil:

    Thank you,
    ~ Craig
     
  18. Apr 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    Greenbergler

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    made mine :D i love it!
     
  19. Apr 30, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    Full color match TRD Satoshi:
    [​IMG]
    how much could you do one of these for in "salsa red"??
     
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  20. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    As far as i know "salsa red" is not a Tacoma color.:rolleyes:
     
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