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Grillcraft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    BSP4x4

    BSP4x4 [OP] Guest

    Thinking about doing a "toyota" satoshi grill mod. I've read a lot about grillcraft grills here. Checked out the website - they are expensive, but fit right to the front of the grill, nice and flush. It seems easier to use the grill craft because you don't have to use fiberglass, bondo etc etc. Is this correct. Anyone have pics of their installed grillcraft?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    Drock42

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    I'm pretty sure I saw that someone satoshi'd a grillcraft on here somewhere. Just search around and you should find it. There's even a billet one too (I think). If I find it I'll be sure to send you a link.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    Here's a Grillcraft "Satoshi" but you still have to work with bondo and fiberglass, or you could plastic weld pieces of plastic where the holes are from cutting out the center.


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    You can see where mine is plastic welded in the second picture due to the camera flash, but you can't see it in person unless you're 2 inches away.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    damn Derek, truck looks awesome!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Thanks man. :D
     
  6. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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  7. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Grillcraft!
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  8. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    ^ That looks awesome!! The toyota might be a tad too big, but what the hell. Looks kick ass
     
  9. Dec 14, 2009 at 3:17 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    i think the large TOYOTA looks great! So the "satoshi" means the grill is recessed a little right? and if you buy a grill craft does it come with the small triangle side pieces?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    The Satoshi is recessed in at the back edge of the grill. Gives the look of the grill area quite a bit of depth. A standard Grillcraft install will "recommend" that the center section is cut out, but the grill is mounted level with the outside edge of the grill. I.e., no depth to it.

    The standard Grillcraft install though will not require bondo, sanding, and painting, then mounting of the grill material. Satoshi looks better IMHO, but I wasn't willing to invest that kind of effort.

    Grillcraft does not do anything with the side pieces.

    BTW, I debadged mine and mounted one of the door's TACOMAs on the Grillcraft. Not a chrome fan, but I like that look. Not quite as in your face as the FJ's TOYOTA, but better then all the open area that having nothing gives.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    Thanks for all the info guys! Here is what i'm leaning towards:

    Grill craft black mesh grill (or anything similar) Leaning towards grillcraft beacuse it's cut and ready to go. Then mounting it satoshi style. I gguess I'll have to practice my fiberglass and bonda skills!

    Also want to use a nice large TOYOTA maybe from an FJ...does anyone have a part number for this?

    Most likely gonna run me around $200 right? Maybe 150 for the grillcraft and 4-50 for the TOYOTA badge, plus maybe 20 for fiberlass, bondo ect ect.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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