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Billet grill installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GoBlueFan, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    I purchased the grill from one of the guys here. I knew when I got it I wanted to tweak it to fit better.
    the little triangles were flat, but if look at where they mount, it is not a flat surface. So I bent, twisted the inserts to fit perfectly flush on the mounting surface.
    Next came the lower grill insert. It was a straight up install with zero issues.
    The main grill was not so easy. It has a bow built into it the width of it, but it did not have any curve top to bottom to follow the contour of the grill. The top and bottom stuck out just a bit compared to the middle edges of the grill. I put a curve in it to match the grill contour and it now sits slightly recessed in the opening. I also had to grind off some of the backside of the lowest bar due to grill interference. Now it's tucked nice and neat. I am stoked at how it came out. The front end now has some personality.

    Here's the link to the truck it was installed on. You can see how flat it was on his and how the triangles just looked funny since they were flat. It all tucks in and flows with the grill now, or at least it does to me.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/31748-speedway-blue-grills-2-t-rex-billet.html

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  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    Jk bro. can't wait to see!
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    HA...I got the cell pic to work.:D:lalala:
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    there you go. looks good man!
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Nice lookin grille, looks like mine almost
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Looks great man. I like the side triangles.... it goes well with it
     
  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Looks Sweet!!!! Cleannnnnnnnnnn
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Thanks. Just noticed that one of the bars is bent slightly on the right hand side. I'll have to tweak it back into place. Can't be having it all uneven and whatnot.:crapstorm:
     
  9. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    XC4ME

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    Blue you did a great job tweeking it, looks awesome.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Great job, looks great!
     
  11. Apr 29, 2009 at 4:33 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Looks Great! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Apr 29, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    Burns

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    Looks good man! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Apr 29, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    longbow

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    Looks good, I like the look of billet :D
     
  14. Apr 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    Here's a shot from the side. The curve down the front is much improved and you can see the triangles are sitting flush in the mounting area.

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