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Feeler: Custom Emblem design

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by MetalMiller, Oct 5, 2012.

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Would you want this design on your truck?

Poll closed Nov 4, 2012.
  1. Yes

    69 vote(s)
    65.7%
  2. No

    36 vote(s)
    34.3%
  1. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM
    #1
    MetalMiller

    MetalMiller [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm playing around with the idea of stocking some emblems to reduce turn around times. I have a design that's been pretty popular on Tundras. Any interest in a similar design for the Tacos? If it becomes a stock design I can knock off a little chunk of the cost.

    These are made of either 1/4 aluminum or 1/4 carbon steel depending on if you would like polish or powdercoat. It's a very solid piece.


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    UPDATE: When I get 10 orders I can sell these for 70 bucks plus shipping (10 extra if you would like a polished mirror finish. The price includes a powdercoat finish of your choice. Just let me know what finish you would like and I'll add you to the list. I will send out ordering info when we get a little closer to 10. Let me know if you have any questions!

    Order list for first batch:

    1- Dave M- Silver Powdercoat 2012
    2- 08FireRescueTaco - Flat Black
    3- Northshore- White Powdercoat 2007
    4- Wir3d- Flat black 2006
    5- Datsik- Gloss Black Powdercoat/ flat black backplate 2012
    6- JPC2061- Flat Black
    7- Overland Hadley- Aluminum Non mirror- 2011
    8- CopyTaco- Flat black- 2010
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    10-
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    I like it but I would only pay your old prices
     
  3. Oct 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    akaryanreynolds

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  4. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    seric007

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    eeek 120 for emblem? Little steep.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    08FireRescueTaco

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    I love it but for not for $120.......Maby 50-70
     
  6. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Datsik

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    120!?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    river rat 69

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    Nice work from this cat.... Mine is almost 2 years old and looks new
     
  8. Oct 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Island Cruiser

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    Sorry to agree with the others. Hate to bash but if that price was cut in half I'd consider it. At that price, it better be strong enough to act as a bottle opener lol.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2012 at 4:23 AM
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    barker14

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    Why are you making them so thick? You could use 3/16 or 11 gage or even thinner for an emblem and it would be more than strong enough. That would cut costs down on your side for sure. If people wanted them to stick out the 1/4" you could always make up an optional spacer to go behind. I also don't see a price listed but you will do much better if they are 50-60 instead of 120 a piece.

    It is a cool design. Glws
     
  10. Oct 6, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    If I am right they were 75 + shipping 2 years ago, Other then our wages what has not gone up??? OP you were in Shreveport La. back then?
     
  11. Oct 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    Thanks for all of the feedback! I definately have room to work with pricing if I can order a decent quantity of these. My normal pricing is due to the fact that most of my emblems are custom pieces that require a lot of attention and design work. As far as material thickness, it's just my go to material for anything with grinding. I can make it a little thinner if you guys think it will look better. That factor really wont affect cost too much because my main expense is machine time. Cutting 1/16 less thick material wont really increase my production speed. My first few pieces that I made were actually made out of 3/8 carbon steel, you pretty much could use them as weapons!

    I'll see what kind of pricing deal I can work up with my vendors if I order large quantities.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    MetalMiller

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    I moved back to Shreveport about a year and a half ago. I was living in Houston when I first started playing around with these.

    -Emblem that can be used as a bottle opener..... genius!
     
  13. Oct 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    I saved the little box for a long time that had the S'port PO mark on.. I was born on Barksdale AFB:)
     
  14. Oct 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    Island Cruiser

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    Haha. Like I said man, if the price was lower and if it's strong enough to open a cold one, I'd be on it! One that'll fit a '12 model.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    120 is a lot but the point of this thread is to see if the gen pop likes these emblems and I say yes. Good looking work man. Hope to see these on some tacos soon :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    yea that's really expensive for a chunk of metal... I'd rather it were plastic and cheap than metal and expensive, no need for a super strong emblem..
     
  17. Oct 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    08FireRescueTaco

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    I think thinner would b better and I'd deff buy one!
     
  18. Oct 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    himmie

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    I like the design. Wouldn't spend that much on an emblem though.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    maxpower29

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    if you made a black one i would buy it
     
  20. Oct 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    x2 - $60 = me buy
     
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