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billet grille install on 04 taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04coma, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    air aid intake and throttle body spacer billet grill clear corner lights and 3rdbrake decal "coma" :)
    ive had this grill for about 2 months or so and donthave the money to have it installed and the instructions they sent with it are very very very complicated it is a cut out but i dont kno what to cut out or how much to cut out it is a one piece three holes billet grille im jus anxious any help?:confused::confused:
     
  2. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    punctuation would make that MUCH easier to understand
     
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    Do you know what brand it is? Or have any pics?
     
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    i do have pics just dont kno how to post them on here
    and im sorry bout the punctuation problem but i never have cared to do it i guess thats why im not an english lit major or anyhting
     
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    getting there....
    was that really necessary?:rolleyes:
     
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    getting there....
    on the pics....you can download them to a host such as photobucket...or just go to "tacoma photos" at the top...click on "upload photos" and its pretty easy then.
     
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    On the one I installed you cut out everything except 5/8" of the black plastic shell in the center all the way around. In other words there will be a lip left around the billet that is the original shell. It helps to have a cutting wheel and take it slow as to not melt the plastic. Does it cover three holes or just the center? Then do some sanding to clean up your cut, bolt it in and your good to go.
    P.S. Make sure you have a hood latch extension or you will have a hard time gettting your hood open. Unless you have really tiny fingers.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    i sent u a pm hard shell let me kno when you get it and its funny cuz once i get this on mine and your truck will be twins i guess im not the only one anymore there are more like me
     
  9. Aug 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    shoot man..nobody perfect. As long as you can spell your name..:D
     
  10. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    haha preciate it and i can spell just fine just not into punctuation
     
  11. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    [​IMG] this is what my cut out looks like is like so or did i fubar it and now im really ignorant?
     
  12. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    i still havent cut out that two side holes and the grill wont fit in like it is now i think there is more cutting
     
  13. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    im lost and dont kno where to go from here so my truck is grill less right now someone done came by and knocked out all her teeth but thats all right she will be blingin before too long i hope?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    i'll try to get some pics, but i know for sure you need to cut all of the vertical bars off and measure 5/8" from where the chrome and black meet and cut it all the way around. You just have to cut the small holes out on the side to where you are satisfied with it. I left like a 1/4" of black all the way around.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    PN: T85465A
    01~04 Toyota Tacoma - 1-pc Cover 3 holes Billet Grille


    Note: Instruction for billet grille also applies to stainless steel grille.
    Open hood and remove 3 screws, pull turn signals forward (may be very tight). Remove lens. Press fingers down on stock fasteners, pull forward under lower outer headlight with snap fastener; pull out until shell is released. Tape off chrome area, so no scratches in shell; always lay shell on soft clean surface.
    Trim lower and sides of stock grill at base of stock bars; at the top keep ¼ of bar that stock mount is located from (see picture 1). Mark from chrome trim back 5/8 inch from bottom and sides of shell, trim shell (see picture 2), saving center mount.
    (See picture 3) Drill hole in cross of side ports, trim out cross bars of shell from back side, sand outer edge approximately 1/8 inch remaining from outside use straight edge, sanding remaining edge down till straight edge touches 5/8 inch main opening to 1/8 inch outer opening. Factory supports in shell may need trimming to allow grill to rest flush with sides of center opening and end opening at the same time. (Recommend you take your time to insure grill sits well in openings.)
    (See picture 4) Lower mounts of stock shell should be level for lower mounts of grill, upper mounts should have ¼ inch (see picture 5) of upper stock trimmed, mount with 5/8 inch remaining to follow side trim of 5/8 inch.
    With grill shell facing down insert grill, trim any and all factory supports not allowing grill to rest at face 5/8 inch trim line (see picture 5). Remove grill and sand all edges in opening with 120 grit sand paper. Spray with flat black trim paint (available at auto body supply stores).
    With grill shell face down, insert grill mark and drill holes for slotted tabs in the outer upper and lower mounts, press down on grill; install ¼ inch twenty bolts and nuts. Tighten and turn over to make sure grill is forward in the opening.
    (See picture 6) Hood latch needs to be bent facing up and the end bent back as in picture. Hold latch firmly when modifying.
    Reinstall shell and grille hood latch; should be flush with top of grill shell.



    i got this from a friend and im gunna try to upload the pics he sent too
     
     
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  16. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    ok so idk how to get the attachment he sent me in the email on here but i did copy and paste the words
     
  17. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    ok i got it in ill have pics up tommorrow or later tonite i think
     
  18. Aug 23, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    looks good!
     
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    thx man
     
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