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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TheTaco2wd, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Aug 27, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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    TheTaco2wd

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    I cant find a solid black grill for the 97 tacoma so i can cut it out and turn it into a Satoshi grill. Any help ?
     
  2. Aug 27, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    I got spray paint, but im looking for a grill so i can cut out and add the mesh sheet.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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  4. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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    I dont think that exact one fits mines. Ill post a pic

    Screenshot_2016-08-27-14-11-26.jpg
     
  5. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM
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    No that one pictured wont fit, but what is weird is you have a 97 but your front end is that of the 98-00 generation...strange..
     
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    Yeah im not the firsr owner so idk if anyone switched it out.
    But what im trying to do is make my own satoshi grill. But i just dont know what grills everyone are using to cut out. I know i have to buy the mesh part.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    You just need the normal correct grill and youre golden to do the satoshi! You need the 98-00 grille!
     
  8. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    Ya you need a 98-00 grill...they are all over ebay
     
  9. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    I actuallt have this grill right now but idk if i can cut this one

    $_1.jpg
     
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    Did it not have a grille at all when you bought it? I ask cause maybe the PO only rigged up the newer gen headlights to fit and never worried about mounting up the newer style grille....so there is a small possibility the newer grille wont work??? I doubt it though, if he went through tje trouble to do the headlight swap im sure its set up for that ste grille too...
     
  11. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    Of course you can cut that one!
    Shit youre all set up already! Satoshi that bitch!
     
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  12. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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    Since you already have the correct grille i guess you can disregard my previous post about fitment issues....
     
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    I want something similar to this. But how do i cut my grill? Theres those two hard pieces that go through the middle and i feel like if i cut them, they might break the outside frame

    tacomagrill2.jpg
     
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    Why not?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    No it had the grill i posted
     
  16. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM
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    Honestly, i dont know how to cut these
     
  17. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM
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    In one of the other two threads you started on this subject I posted the how to write up explaining step by step on how you cut it up and make the grill fit
     
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    Dosent matter which generation grille you have they all have to be cut the same and they all end up loosing all the "center pieces" so to speak.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Yip listen to firstgen jer! And if you look around there are more than one thread woth good info on the whole process!

    Ive also seen atleast one full start to finish write up on how to do one also.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    Alright cool! Thanks guys
     

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