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Finished My Satoshi

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nad, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    nad

    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    So after a long two weeks I am finally done my satoshi grill. It was not exactly a hard project, it just took time to make sure I did thinks right.

    I started by using a dremel to cut out the in cross members of the grill. This was quick and dirty, its hard not to feel bad while doing it tho.

    Next I used a fiberglass repair kit to fill the holes from where the cross members once were.
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    I let that sit for about an hour and a half then I went on to the bondo.
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    Then there was a whole lot of sanding done, sand then bondo then sand, and sand, and sand some more.
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    Now I have it primed and painted, I used filler primer and a gloss black acrylic enamel.
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    This is the material I used for my grill, I ordered it off of customcargrills.com
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    I also sanded the chrome off and had a local body shop paint the surround to match my silver streak mica.

    I do not have a picture for this part, but I used long skinny bolts to and nuts to mount the grill. I bolted them on the grill where I wanted them and then used some gel epoxy to attach them to the grill surround.

    here is the finished product
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    and some shots on the truck, I will get some full shots of the truck in the future.
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    I am very happy with the way it turned out and wouldn't have it any other way. You can use my signature to compare for yourselves.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    nad

    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    ughh photobucket really does kill the quality of my pics maybe when I get some free time I will upload them on to here.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    steveh_2007

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    Very clean job.. Nice choice by color-matching the grille surround.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    TaCoMa9

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    Pardon my ignorance. What exactly is 'satoshi' ? Is it because it's home made or the type of grill ?

    Very nice work btw!
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    humanoid

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    Nice! Are you going to put the "TOYOTA" lettering on there too?
     
  6. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    TaCoMa9

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    Thank you. I would also put the "toyota" lettering on front, would look bad ass!!!
     
  8. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    EricT

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    That's exactly the kind of metal I wanna use. Very nice job!
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  10. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    gupster88

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    looks good man, wish i had the balls to do that mod :)
     
  11. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    how did you mount the mesh to the grill?any pics?
     
  12. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Good job! How much did the paint shop charge you?
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    After seeing your write up and another one last week, makes me not so afraid to tackle mine now.

    Looks awesome by the way.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Sweet mod, looks great :thumbsup:
     
  15. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    looks great. +1 for what the paint job cost on it... also, maybe a link to the grille material you used? Cant wait to do mine too :)
     
  16. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    sierra141

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    how did you mount the mesh to the grill?
     
  17. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Nice work! I liked the mesh you used.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Looks great brotha!!! Good job!!;)
     
  19. Aug 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    hi

    do you have the procedure to mount the grill abd what part you use

    thanks
     
  20. Aug 28, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Incognito

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    Looks good!
     
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