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

  1. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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  2. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    What thread was it where you out step by step to cut the grill?
     
  3. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    A really good way to search the site is do a google search of what youre looking for then end your search with tacoma world! Its way better than the in house search function! So for example "satoshi tacoma world" or throw grill in there maybe? Either way just play with it and you'll find good threads.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    Alright then ill check it out! Thanks a lot
     
  5. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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  6. Aug 27, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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  7. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    The 98-00 front end was on the '97 5-luggers
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Sawzall. Make sure you don't cut the thin bottom part
     
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  9. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    @Ice Horse might be able to give you some more pointers
     
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  10. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    This my current grill, what part were you talking about

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  11. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Ahh good to know!! Because I did not!
     
  12. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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    The bottom horizontal, thin, plastic part, directly under the thicker, bottom, horizontal plastic
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:16 PM
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    Hey OP, with the questions youre asking im wondering if you should find one of the couple members on here that offer the service and just send them your grille??? I can tell youre very timid about this mod. If youve already checked out the write ups and are still super timid about it, it might be best to let a member hook it up for you...maybe??
     
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  14. Aug 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM
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    Do you know any of them who make the grills ?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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  16. Aug 27, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    These are some pics of mine. It's almost coated in like a rubbery finish so it's real tough. Only thing is, it looks like you want a thin lip. These will mount flush.

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    I ordered a new grille from Rock Auto for about $25 then started cutting. I didn't have a dremel at the time so used I think like a sawzall blade lol. Much faster the other way though. Taped off the "lip" areas to try and not scratch it and then cut. Then filed down the remaining stuff sticking out until it was smooth. I left the lower piece for support.

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    Then taped it off and painted the inner lip area avoiding the chrome on the outside.

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    Then just screwed in the grille with the stuff they sent with it.

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    These GrillCraft ones won't work if you want to do a lip unless you cut it but the method is similar. The only difference is you might have to use like fiberglass or bondo or whatever the cool kids use lol to fill in those openings on the sides to make it smooth.
     
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  17. Aug 27, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Im gonna get started on mines real soon! How much did you pay for your honeycomb
     
  18. Aug 27, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    I think I paid like $140. I got it through Autoanything.com and usually you can google a little discount code to knock some off.
     
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  19. Aug 27, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    Okay cool thanks! I think ill just plastidip the chrome part to have it all black
     
  20. Aug 27, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    So after you cut the center, you filed down the sides and repainted it right ?
     

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