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Bolt On Satoshi!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mudthedoor, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    mudthedoor

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    There needs to be an initiative taken to create a plastic drop in instert to cover where a grille is cut out to simplify the satoshi process. I would do this myself if I had the resources available to me. I know that there is a market out there for satoshi inserts just from exploring this forum and others like it. Four runner, tacoma, tundra, and even land cruiser owners love the satoshi grille but the difficulty of making one detures most.

    Quesitions & Comments?????????????????????????? :confused:
     
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    i think hes talkin about the actual part from the stock grille where u have to either fiberglass repair or cut out another plastic and epoxy to fill in the gap
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    mudthedoor

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    He makes the mesh, but it still requires body work to install what he makes. Im looking to make somthing that all you do is cut out your current grile and color match it and silp it in and add a grill to eliminate body work. kinda like a cover for where you cut out the grille.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    Yep... Looking into a local plastic injection moulding company to see if the $$$ is viable... Have a meeting next week.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Exactally it would be much easier to do the install this way.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Yeah that would be nice, Im a little weery of cutting up my grill and seeing if I have fiberglass skills myself.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    If you're looking, I'll sell ya my completed grill. :D
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    that would be cool... id want to see something like that.. much easier
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Minor modification may be necessary. :D

    http://www.k2motor.com/hg-cv04tr.html
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    You are saying like making something that fills the inner part of the grill, so it covers up the area that has been exposed (the one requiring fiberglass and bondo) once you cut the grill?
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    actually no Fiberglass is needed, just some plastic epoxy and bondo. Easier to do the the fiberglass method.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    no need for any body work if your grill is flush:D
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    yep exactly like made out of the same plastic that a after market fender flare would be and should be painted.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Ill have to give it a try, thanks for the tip.
     
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    I like the idea!
     
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    I say just get a grillecraft if you're that concerned about it. 1/2 the fun is doing the work yourself!
     
  18. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    yea there is a write-up here that shows how to make patch panels out of the crossbars you cut out and then epoxy into place. SUPER EASY
     
  19. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Nice you and I think alot alike. You distribute out of a local store right?
     
  20. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    This has nothing to do with my job at HD or any vendors I'm affiliated with through work.
    There is a company here in the Philly area that is in the same business development as one of my customers.
    My thought is to create a mold and mass produce a completed satoshi inner section of the grill that can be added to your existing outer surround, then any grill mesh could be used to complete the Mod.
    This would be an excellent alternative for those that lack the time/patience/skill to take on the satoshi project.
    I believe the final result being a manufactured product has the potential to look cleaner and be more durable because it would not need to be painted...
    We'll see...:rolleyes:
     
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