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Custom Emblems

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by MetalMiller, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

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    One day my friend showed me a picture of a custom emblem and asked me if I could make something similiar for his truck. The company I am with recently acquired a waterjet so I figured I could give it a shot. Since I have access to all the tools I need to make these things, I can put any kind of design into the basic oval exterior of the Toyota symbol. Mostly I have been working on college themed ones but I could easily put other designs inside. My friend challenged me to make one of those devil horn emblems just to test the process and it turned out quite nice. Unfortunately, I dont think I will be able to sell those due to some kind of copyright infringement. I certainly dont want any beef with Toyota. However, I am selling the others for $75 plus shipping, This could vary depending on how complicated the design is.

    Each emblem takes some considerable time and hard work to put out. First, the oval with the design is cut by waterjet. Since this leaves only a 2d cut in the metal, the sides have to be ground down by hand then sanded. After the part is shaped it is shipped off to get powder coated. The price given includes a basic powdercoat. This gives the part a nice color and shine.

    Since these parts have to be sent to a powder coater, I need to send them in batches. The first batch will be sent in on June 29th so try to let me know ASAP what you are interested in.

    These are some pictures of the emblems I have made so far.
    Note that the devil horn ones are not for sale for reasons listed above. It is just there for an example of what can be done.

    black collage.jpg
    silver collage.jpg
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    welcome to tw
    those look sick
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    southern_x

    southern_x FJ FTW!

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    oh snap looking good could you so the sx like my avatar?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    Yeah, absolutely. Do you have a larger picture of that?
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    ROCKYBOY

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    Could you sell me an unfinished, un-powdercoated emblem, i gotta get a longhorn logo! I have a small powder coating machine and would love to get mine burnt orange!
     
  6. Jun 15, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo What is the Search Tab for????

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    Sweet man, welcome to TW
     
  7. Jun 15, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    Jazzfan

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    Nice. Come up with a custom TACOMA for the side of the truck.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    MetalMiller

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    Just a reminder, next week is the last week of orders before I make a shipment to the powder coaters. If you would like something, please let me know asap so we'll have enough time to get these made.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    jneedham

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    can you do the new batman symbol?
     
  10. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Wow, great work! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie Mainland Newfie

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    I can't wait til I see these on guys trucks I may end up getting one down the road, just want to see how everyones turns out, I hope you get lots of interest, great work man
     
  12. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please

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    That shit looks SICK!!
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    Haha, funny that you ask that. I made some miniature batarangs the other day. So I can easily take that same design and put it inside the emblem. I have a picture on my computer at home, I'll post it when i get there.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    Here are the pics of the batarangs :)
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jun 22, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    drifter379

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    :drool:
    HOOK EM!!!
     
  16. Jun 22, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    jneedham

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    That's awesome I want one!
     
  17. Jun 22, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    luk8272

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    Good work. Welcome to TW.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    possibly down the line once others have theirs, and I can actually come up with a logo I might definitely be interested. Keep this up though it's a great idea!
     
  19. Jun 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    Any last minute takers before I cut the last couple to get shipped off?
     
  20. Jun 24, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO "You've Got Red on You"

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    Do you have one that fits the 95.5-04 tacoma grille spot?
     
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