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don't recommend satoshi grille mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tmat, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:04 AM
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    tmat

    tmat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    for those of you who want to do it...don't. Just pay somebody else to, or just buy a grillcraft and mount it on the front like you're supposed to.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:18 AM
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    oh oh oh i want pics!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:19 AM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    i wonder what it could be...
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:20 AM
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    sort of. I started monday at 6pm and it is now wednesday 1:20am and i'm STILL not done. I spilled some epoxy on the freshly painted inside part of the grill and I stupidly tried to get it off with acetone. ya. and there were many more mistakes made...didn't apply the Bondo evenly, I didn't have a dremel (if you don't have a dremel seriously don't do this mod) I had to hacksaw off all the plastic...ugh!
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:25 AM
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    tmat

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    oh...ha. well. the mod was too hard for something that most people won't appreciate when they see.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:31 AM
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    good thing my grillcraft is in the mail :)
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Hopefully this was done on an extra grille and not your only one...
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:58 AM
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    it was done on my only one. but I just put everything together about 30 sec. ago and it looks like sex! I just have to do some small finishing touches...the epoxy fiasco, I'm going to epoxy the screws holding the grill in place and paint the rods holding the screws holding the grill...and then pictures!
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:59 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Awesome! Everything turns out good in the end!
     
  10. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    not to sound like a complete dick,bc thats not the way i am
    but if you just take your time and follow the instructions step by step, anyone can do the satoshi with the right tools,patience, and time set aside. I really hope you get your grill finished. It is well worth the time and effort you put into them.
    :thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    I started mine last saturday

    it's much longer than you think (well the first time) and it's not easy.

    I'm waiting to see if the final results are ok before saying to others to do it or not.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    just remember to sand , sand, and more sanding. results will be based on your sanding. :D
     
  13. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    mine was $13... haha shoulda just bought a dremel bro
     
  14. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    harbor freight has some cheap dremels ;)
     
  15. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    ah - therein lies the problem! PATIENCE and the right TOOLS to do the job! What novel concepts! :D
     
  16. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    haha
    dont want possible satoshi candidates to be discouraged by the OP's message :thumbsup: :D
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    Don't worry it wouldn't discourage me, I got a spare chromie to kill :D

    Also, Harbor Freight FTW! Those Pittsburg Steel socket sets are awesome to have around, and you can pick up like 5 sets for one snap on, and so far they seem just as durable to me.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    well...okay. do the mod. I'm not stopping you, that first post was sort of a vent because I was pissed at all the things going wrong at the moment. But now that I'm done, it looks sick and I can have the satisfaction of saying that I did the Satoshi grille mod. And if you have all the TOOLS then do it! it's just hard. haha
     
  19. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Take your time. Give yourself one day per step. Use lots of Bondo, and shape it with sand paper starting with 60 grit (to shape it) and working thru 150, 220, 400. I have done 3, and they have turned out PERFECT. :)
     
  20. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    sweet man! it's alright to vent

    any pics?
     
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