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Custom grill in progress need input!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fire252fighter, Feb 26, 2013.

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Which option

Poll closed Mar 28, 2013.
  1. Tig weld with cut in letters

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. Brp bolt look with cut in letters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Tig weld and paint letters

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. Brp bolt look with paint letters

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Brp bolt look with bolt on letters

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. Scratch the project I think it's stupid

    13 vote(s)
    38.2%
  1. Feb 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    Fire252fighter

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    Decided to make a grill rather than buying one. Bought perforated sheet metal with 1/2 inch holes staggered as the background instead of mesh. The outside 1 1/2 is made out of .080 inch thick aluminum free from a friend.

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  2. Feb 26, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    Monster Coma

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    Are you going to be selling? If not this is the wrong section. May want to ask a mod to move it so you get more helpful answers
     
  3. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    RBP... Rolling Big Power... and the "bolt" look is way too "Bro" and needs to be left in Corona.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    sde780

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    Meh not my cup of tea
     
  5. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Hard to figure what you are trying to do. I would just keep the lettering on sheet stock. Drill out vent holes in a pattern around the lettering. Done.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Dboz the lettering is just the size and spacing I figured out and it is cut into some junk sheet metal I had laying around. I ordered perforated metal that just arrived today that I will use as the black mesh area.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    HomerTaco

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  8. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    Ya I think i have decided what I'm going to do. And hey if it all goes bad I can buy one of of you... Lol. Btw pm'ed you.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    Thanks all input has been looked at. Ultimately I'm going to to whatever I want. Which starts today. I will post picks in a new thread of the progress.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2013 at 4:29 AM
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  11. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    i hope youre a career firefighter and not a volunteer tool...
     
  12. Mar 9, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    Where'd you order that perforated metal from. Looks good
     
  13. Mar 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    whoa... why are volunteer Fire Fighters "tools" :confused:
     
  14. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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  15. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    I am a volunteer not sure why saving lives while risking my own for free makes me a TOOL....?
     
  16. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Looks good man, now either wash your truck or dirty it so the grill matches :D
     
  17. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    ONLINE METALS that's 16ga with 1/2 inch holes. you could go smaller i went big just so i didn't restrict air flow
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    Looks good
     
  19. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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  20. Mar 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    ya i know the grill was in when i went to work and got it muddy but i cleaned it up when i took it off to install the outer ring and bolts. dont want to wash the truck until the clear has a few days to cure
     
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