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Grill Craft!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MOT, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    MOT

    MOT [OP] Prez of @BattleBornToyotas

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    :DOk So I Ordered My Grill Craft Today! Got A Smoking Deal From TruckAlterations.com! So The Question Is How Hard Is The Install Guys It Does Not Look Hard! I Think I Will Need To Move The Horns Right And Paint The Front All Black Send Me Some Links Or Pics On Your Installs! Thanks For Any Help Brothers!
     
  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    jdkeller

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    I left my horns there and just painted them black as well. Took me about an hour to install and paint.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Here's a link from Longbow on the horn relocation. I used this, took about 5 minutes.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/16204-my-horn-re-locate.html
    2 phillips screws and 2 tabs are all you need to remove to take the grill out. Most people cut the center of the grill out before they install the grillcraft. It will come with some easy to follow instructions. Here's a pic of mine finished.
    [​IMG]
    Good luck and have fun!
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    socal16

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    congrats!!!!!
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    gusher

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    Here's mine...relocated the horns and painted everything behind the grill Eastwood Underhood black. About 1.5 hours start to finish.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    lembowski

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    The top grill took me about 90 minutes to remove the grill, cut it, screw it in, and bolt it back up.

    The bottom grill was more involved, and took around 2hrs with removing the front bumper.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    gusher

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    I just did the top grill...
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    MOT

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    Ya I Ordered Both Grills Yours Looks Sweet Hey Were Did you get your Eyelids and did the fit good and how did then apply?
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    jward2331

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    I forgot how long it took me but attention to detail is way to go. Take your time and do just the upper first (easier) and do the bottom another time if you run out of time. I cut out both top and bottom OEM grills out and relocated the horns. (Looks the best) I didn't remove the bumper because I worked on aircraft for many years and used to working with my hands blindly and in tight spots so I was comfortable with that. I even peeled the temp sensor wire out of the horn wiring so it stayed in the original position. Also painted behind the grill with high temp flat black. Use the link provided in the earlier post and if you need help, ask.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

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    Did the same thing, at first i didnt, but then it was always 103*.....figured that was wrong, so i peeled it out and zip tied it near the factory location. works like a charm now
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    I figured it was there for a reason. I try to do it right the first time.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    GeoTaco the town is back that way

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    might as well take the temp sensor out when you have it apart, instead of trying to do it with all the wires tied down......trust me its a pain in the ass
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    These guys give some great tips...here's mine, just did it the other day as a matter of fact. It's easy...just make sure you follow the instructions included. It seems like common sense but you'll see why I say that once you read them.

    I relocated my horns and blacked out the radiator, background, etc...you'll see two pre-drilled/threaded holes on the passenger side of the grill where you can move the horns to. You'll need slighty smaller threaded bolts but they'll fit pretty well there.

    Post some pics once you get it done

    CIMG2300.jpg
    CIMG2302.jpg
    CIMG2318.jpg
     
  15. Dec 23, 2009 at 2:49 AM
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    Thanks! I got the lids off of eBay. I primed and painted them with a spray bomb that I had mixed to match at a local paint store. Wasn't happy with the match so I had a buddy that works in a body shop spray them and they matched perfectly. The fit is perfect and they mount with 3M double-sided tape.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2009 at 3:12 AM
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    They have grill craft grills on amazon for 150.00 just got mine
     
  17. Dec 23, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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  19. Dec 30, 2009 at 11:37 PM
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    I just ordered the Grillcraft too. Question for everyone.....
    It seems most cut out the center of the grill to install. I am thinking
    of leaving the grill alone when installing. Not sure of what it will look like but, at least the truck can be put back to stock. (Plus no one seems to do it so it may be somewaht unique) What is everyone's opinion?
     
  20. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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