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DIY Toyota Trucks Emblem Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by blazze2005, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    blazze2005

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  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Looking good, what materials are you using?
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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  4. Jan 30, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    That looks cool dude. Post finished product! asap! i wanna see!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    me too^^^
     
  7. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    [​IMG]
    Basically your just sandwiching the aluminum between the top layer plastic and backing layer rubber

    Materials are:

    Black plastic License Plate (The kind the dealers put on the cars on the lot) But not a super thin one, a good quality one that's not very flimsy but kinda soft and easy to cut with exacto knife

    Thin sheet aluminum from Lowes SteelWorks (.025 Thickness)

    Backing is 1/8" Thin black sheet rubber

    I printed out the Toyota Trucks logo from the internet and made a template and traced that onto the plastic

    Plastics/rubber were cut out with Medium exacto knife---Thin Aluminum was cut out with sharp scissors

    All the layers were lightly sanded cleaned with rubbing alcohol and bonded using DAP contact cement with brush applicator

    Plastic was painted with black Plasti-Dip 3 Coats

    Used steel weld epoxy to bond bolts to aluminum for mounting


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  8. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    I like it, alot. Only gotta criticize one thing, it seems that you need to be almost perfect cutting along the holes of the mesh. One side is jagged, while the other side is smooth.

    Hell I could throw this together in like 10 minutes at my work, love it!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    Brian' actually you wont see that when the emblem is finished

    I didn't even epoxy anything yet,Once that solid back plastic center piece is totally lined up you wont be able to notice it:)

    It's the solid center piece that makes it so the edges are clean against the Aluminum not the mesh...

    Thanks Glad U Liked it....
     
  10. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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    awesome. i like it alot
     
  12. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Ok I had to leave out the mesh piece cause no matter what plastic glue or epoxy I used, it just wouldn't bond good enough

    So top layer plastic
    Middle layer aluminum
    Backing layer is rubber

    All 3 layers were bonded using DAP contact cement with the brush applicator

    Just gonna do one more coat of epoxy on the studs just to be safe. Then I'll get the pics up of it on the truck


     
  13. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Used Metal epoxy to bond bolts to aluminum

    Also you can see the rubber I used for the backing in this photo,Cut out circles to expose aluminum

    Some rubber,plastic,and metal washers to attach the emblem



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  14. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    So about the plastic craft mesh that didn't work for this project...

    I'm in Ace hardware the other day checking out their cool little automotive section. I come across a muffler patch kit for holes

    Well guess what's in the kit? A piece of flat metal mesh the size of my DIY emblem and it's the same exact pattern mesh of the Grillcraft scaled down to small size

    So looks like I'm gonna make another one:D

    My wife's like,Will I ever get my craft table back:confused: lol

    Will mount it tomorrow and take pics of it on the truck

     
  15. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Really wish Toyota would use the Toyota Trucks logo on all their trucks

    So much better then the current logo:mudding:


     
  16. Feb 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Got the emblem all mounted up today:D

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Feb 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    i want one!!!
     
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    Looks good!
     
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