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Finally made my Custom Grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BluntTaco, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    BluntTaco

    BluntTaco [OP] Tight and Right

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    I've been thinking this up for a while and finally got around to do it. It took me around 5 hours. I used EMT tubing and painted it all with the spray on bed liner. I'm happy with it.

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  2. Nov 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    larrybbaker

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    Looks great. Different! Nice work.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Atomic47

    Atomic47 Well-Known Member

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    Unique! Looks great. Kudos to you!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    Raddbus

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    Cool, unique look.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

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    That looks great! Nice job!
     
  6. Nov 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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    PabloPicasso

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    Unique!! I dig it:D
     
  7. Nov 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM
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    ducati

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    Good job. Looks great!
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 at 3:44 AM
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    BluntTaco

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    Thanks guys! Are these pics showing right side up. I'm having problems with the forums photos. I rotate them and then log in next time and they are upside down again.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:30 AM
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    beondwacko

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    Looking at those pics, I thought maybe you were in Australia!

    I like what you did with the emt. How did you attach the lengths to the grill shell?
     
  10. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    i like it! Ive also contemplated doing something new besides a satoshi mesh. Yours is nice and clean too
     
  11. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco Grill Sergeant Vendor

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    +1

    Very creative :cool:
     
  12. Nov 10, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    BluntTaco

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    So they are still upside down? :mad:

    I extended the sides with the fiberglass kit then drilled the holes with a 1" hole saw. Cut the piping to length and painted to let dry. Then slid the pipes in and epoxy in place. I filled in any gaps on visible side with black silicone and then painted the entire grill again.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    Atomic47

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    Pictures are right-side-up for me!
     
  14. Nov 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Fiolo

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    Looks nice! I like it
     
  15. Nov 10, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    Rupp1

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    Like it!
     
  16. Nov 10, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Jeffvt0508

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    you should do lower valence to match.. probably would only be 1 tube
     
  17. Nov 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    BigDogTaco

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    Removed the mud flaps. Put in a new AFE air filter.
    Impressive!
     
  18. Nov 11, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Hawksdenn2

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    That actually looks really good, nice job man
     
  19. Nov 11, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    BluntTaco

    BluntTaco [OP] Tight and Right

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    Thanks everyone! I have just enough tubing to do the lower as well, would probably only be one bar.

    Where do you think the light bar would look good? LED bar?
     
  20. Nov 12, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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    acdronin

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    Very nice work OP, i have found with TW it's not the easiest thing sometimes to come up with something totally original that no one else has done, yours is certainly original for the Tacoma.
     
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