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DIY Satoshi mesh

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tombiosis, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    tombiosis

    tombiosis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've been searching for an alternative to the nice grillcraft mesh...I want to do a satoshi grill mod. I found an aftermarket chrome grill for 50$, and I'm ready to give it a try...just needed some mesh. I found some "custom grill mesh" at Canadian Tire, which was 40$ for a piece that would work, but it looked really cheap and I found the holes too big. I was just about to pull the trigger on a Grillcraft, when I found some "mesh" at Rona's. (Canadian home building centre). Its called "Premium Hinged Gutter mesh", and its just the right guage of steel, already painted black, and the right length, just not quite wide enough. I started trying to devise a way to use 2 pieces to make it wider, and I came up with what you see in the pics below...
    I plan on painting it with a few coats of undercoat black, as it does scratch easily, but I think it will look good when finished. I can't wait to get started on the satoshi! I will post up some better pics when completed...I think its a pretty awesome mesh idea for around 12 bucks...
    Thoughts?

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  2. May 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Oh btw...^^^ my 100th post!
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  3. May 17, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    [​IMG]I got enough off ebay to do the grille, bumper grille and triangle pieces and still have a piece left over. It was around $32. delvered. Nice aluminum mesh. I painted it black. The sheet was 24" x48"
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Where did you get the toyota logo? That is my next purchase for this project...and what paint did you use for the grill once it was satoshied?
    btw...nice drum kit! looks just like mine except I have 2 bass drums...and they are Pearls...lol both white kits and white Tacos! :)
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    hamNswiss on rye

    hamNswiss on rye ¡Yo Quiero Taco World!

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    looks good. similar to mine: i bought a sheet of screen door replacement mesh from lowes for about $18, cut out a small piece and planned to cut the rest up and sell it but have yet to get around to it.

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  6. May 18, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    Love that light bar! ^^^
    I want one...where did you buy it?
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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