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Custom Grill Materials

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoNH, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    TacoNH

    TacoNH [OP] The Gunslinger

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    Hey I've got a chrome grille surround and am curious as to what you guys have used in the past. I'm looking for some sort of strong metal mesh, or expanded steel? What have you guys used in the past?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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  3. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    I'd rather spend as little as possible and the size of the expanded holes on the stuff from HD/Lowes was too big, and I didn't think looked sporty enough. Less Whiskey Tango and more perfection?
     
  4. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Then check some local metal shops. I found some at one here, but, I have to wait until I'm on break next week to go get some for my satoshi
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    TacoNH

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    I'm trying to do a satoshi style as well, I'm pretty siked!
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    i used the home depot mesh at first. looked nice painted black.
    [​IMG]

    then i got a perforated sheet from Noe. (05prerunner) and never looked back.
    dirty pic, but you get the idea. IMO the perforated sheet doesnt look as cheap as the home depot mesh :p
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    ^^^ :drool: ^^^
    Your truck/grill looks awesome!
     
  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    thanks :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah thats what I got on mine too!! It matches the hood scoop circles!!:D
     
  10. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I just used a Grillcraft. It's expensive but I know that if I hit something on the road it won't bend or anything like that.


    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Looks great derek!!! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    when i had my scooped hood...it was almost an exact match.
    feels really strong and sturdy. i just got over the mesh look. looked too 17 year old boy racerish.IMO
    perforated sheet FTW
     
  13. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Haha yeah for sure!!! I have the Grillcraft lower mesh grill but I dont mind it to much. I know it doesnt match the Satoshi and hood scoop but I aint that picky.:eek:
     
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    So where do i find the preforated? And is it fairly flexable?
     
  15. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    haha well until you said something...i didnt even notice
    looks great though :thumbsup:
    keep it up man
     
  16. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Haha, thanks brotha!! Your truck is still looking sick too!;)
     
  17. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    X2...I'd like to know. I need some cheap mods...it's been a while since I've done any. :eek:
     
  18. Dec 15, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    shoot Noe a PM
    (05prerunner) his dad's shop was carrying this for awhile. i know HBtacoma is using the perforated sheet as well.
    you can also find it on ebay...or custom car grills web page.
    hope this helps
    >John
     
  19. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    Sweet! Thanks, brotha!:D
     
  20. Dec 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    no prob man :thumbsup:
     
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