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Brilliant !!! Satoshi Emblem Answer: Converted into Mod Write-Up W/ Pics

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Cape Codder, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Jun 25, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Cape Codder

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    Silver Tube Step, TRD Skid Plate, Color Matched Satoshi Grill w/ Individual Letters Toyota Emblem, Avid LiteBar & Hitch Step Color Match Powdered w/DIY Front Plate Holder (NO Bumper Holes), DeBadged, SockMonkey Hood Scoop & Tailgate Decals, DeBadged Leer 100LX Cap w/ Adventure Pkg & Remote Lock, Bilstein Shocks, 17-in. TRD Sport Wheels, P265/65R17 Bridgestone Dueler H/T, 6 CD Changer w/SubWoofer, BluLogic Hands Free, UltraGauge, Pro-Fit & Pro-Clip Device Holders, AutoMate Alarm & Remote Start, WeatherTech FloorLiners (Frt & Rr), WeatherTech All Weather Mats (Over Front Liners ), Tint, WeatherTech Headlight / Foglight Protection, AutoBahnd RoadBlock Paint Protection System, Driver's Door Keytechniques Keyhole Cover, Bed Mat, Spare Lock, Wheel Locks, LifeLong Locks Class 5 Locking Hitch Pin, FogLight Anytime, Tailgate Hoseclamp, 4 Extra Bed "D" Rings, Charcoal/Blk Wet Okoles (frt & rr), LED's @ Dome, Maps, Lic Plate & 3rd Brake, TSBs Transmission & Leaf Spring
    EDIT: I've recently (12 Feb, 2011) completed a Satoshi Grill Horn Relocation Write-Up.
    For aesthetics, you should relocate your horns if you do the Satoshi Mod.

    Also added My Backspacing/Offset Drawings in the "Wheel & Tires" forum

    And my only use for Plastidip, so far

    TOYOTA EMBLEM - SEPARATED LETTERS:

    Originally Posted in "Show Us Your Grill",
    on Page 6, Post #116. I Edited It Too Many times

    What You See, is Not What You Get....................Off The Shelf.

    OEM TOYOTA Emblem, Radiator/Grill - Toyota Part 75311-90K00 (1986 Toyota Land Cruiser Emblem) from Toyota Parts Zone.com
    Purchased 1 April 2010 for $41.49 Shipped. Found Here:

    http://www.toyotapartszone.com/1986/75-51-582-toyota-land-cruiser-emblem-name-plate.html

    Been trying to find time to post pics and a write up.

    Short Story ?: Emblem = 1 Piece

    EDIT: Moved "Cut Letters Apart" Procedure, Down Three Procedures
    Sorry, Just Answered a Question About Letters Not Being Crooked.
    Now I Know Why He Asked
    :sorry:

    Fill Voids in Back of Emblem Letters (Flush) with Epoxy.

    Mark Letter Backs while Taped in Position on Mesh
    (Leave the Painters Tape Outline in Place and Somehow Mark the Mesh Holes where the Screws Go.
    I Marked around Each Hole with Black Magic Marker, It Showed Up a Deep Blue/Purple around each Hole when Mounting )

    Drill (On Press with Depth Stop) and Tap (with Bottoming Tap) for 4-40 Stainless Steel Screws. Three Screws each Letter, Four in "O's".

    Cut Letters Apart, Cut Out Centers of "O's" and Triangle in "A". File Edges to Match Bevel, and Sand.

    Sand, Spray Prime, Spray Paint Black, Couple Coats. (I Also Sanded, Primed, Painted, and Seal Coated Backs of Letters)

    DO NOT DO THIS: BRUSH Paint Silver Outline With Small Brush (It's Taking to Long, Rushing, Patience is a Virtue) Doh! :facepalm:

    Do This Instead: Tediously Tape Off to Spray Paint Silver Outline (Just the Rabbited Step)
    EDIT: Or Use a Paint Pen

    Spray Clear Coat X 3 or more

    Screw to Grill Mesh from Behind as follows (from Screw Head)

    Screw Head / #4 SS Lock Washer / #4 SS Washer / #6 Plastic Washer / Mesh / #00 Rubber Faucet Washer / Letter - Don't Over Torque

    That's the Short Story, Hope I Didn't Miss Anything

    BTW I Don't Take Credit for the Separated Letters TOYOTA Emblem, This is a variation of Similar I've Seen on TW. "Search". I'd have to go back and find the member(s) that are due the credit. I Will If I get around to a Write Up

    EDIT: Thanks to everyone for your positive comments.
    Hope your creativity has been unleashed
    Don't forget to post pics of your grills when you get them done

    TIME, Our Most Precious Commodity.

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    Yeah, I Know. Maybe Shoulda Cured the Epoxy Longer.
    It Appears to Have Lost It's Bond Around the Drill Hole
    (Happened While Being Drilled. Tapping Didn't Improve It!)
    It's The Reason I Sealed the Backs. More Sanding on Back Mighta Helped
    I've only gone 100 Miles or So, But They Haven't Loosened At All

    EDIT: Couple thousand miles now, with no loosening



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    Thanks for lookin', hope it helps ya.
    CC
     
  2. Jun 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    THXEY

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    clean front end dude
     
  3. Jun 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    check out the build thread
    awesome write up. looks sick!
     
  4. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Thats really clean work!Nice job
     
  5. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Looks great.....I am astonished that you got all those bolts to line up correctly so that none of the letters are crooked.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Dude that looks sick ! ! I'm very impressed i just wonder if i could do something like that to my 2001 double cab
     
  7. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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  8. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    Good job!! Looks great man!!;) I love the color-matched Avid light bar as well!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    cool... I need to do something else with my emblem
     
  11. Jun 25, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    Oh wow man that looks super sexy!!
     
  12. Jun 26, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    Without a doubt the most outstanding job I have ever seen posted. If you plan to open up your own Taco Mod Satoshi shop please let me know, I would be the first one in line to have you do it.

    Also that looks like a "plastic dip" type mesh. Where did you get that? It is also outstanding.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    same stuff i used for mine

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  14. Jun 26, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    By fan the nicest and cleanest Satoshi ive ever seen. Bravo
     
  15. Jun 26, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Thanks
     
  16. Jun 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    Cape Codder

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    Mesh is 12" x 48" Oval - ZigZag Mesh - Powder Coated Gloss Black
    Found Here:
    http://customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=44
     
  17. Jun 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    sweet grill
     
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    UNCUT Emblem - Fill Back With Epoxy
    Center & Tape To Grill Mesh As One Piece.
    Mark Back of Letters With Awl for Hole Locations
    Mark Each Hole In Mesh Being Used For Screw
    Leave Tape On Mesh
    THEN Cut & Process The Letters.
    They Go Right Back Where The Marks in the Mesh Are
    They'll Go Back As If Still One Piece
    Quite Simple, Just Time Consuming
     
  19. Jun 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Awesome.....also, I love that you titled your work "Brilliant" in the thread title....:bowdown:
     
  20. Jun 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    The "Brilliant" was Referring to Answering One of Those Questions to Which There Is No Short Answer, And Realizing, I'd Just Finished a "How To" Write Up With Pics and Then Posting It As The Write Up I Had Wanted To Do.
     
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