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Hemitruk Hookup

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by militaco, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    militaco

    militaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Hemitruk, for your help in the mini lip satoshi. I truly appreciate and spent like 30 minutes staring at it when i got home...lol aloha my bruddah and i hope to bump into you around Oahu. Mahalo and thanks for taking care of a fellow Tacoma World member.

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  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    hemitruk Well-Known Member

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    No problem. Now can start on my new one this weekend. You get one super(charger) looking truck lol... like that rim and tire combo ...sweet
     
  3. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    hemitruk Well-Known Member

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    heres the shallower satoshi.going be looking for a little smaller toyota emblem.had to use tie straps to hold down grill because not much room for bolts.

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  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    Looks great man, is there any sort of writeup for the shallow satoshi? It looks lie you just cut back the width of the inset, am I right? Doing a satoshi soon and I like this option.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Yea ,just cut off the depth you want.Used a jig saw then used body fender cheese file to straighten it out.At corners its easier to use a hacksaw blade.Cut tie stap clips in half (because it was so shallow)then epoxied to sides.Then attached grill with straps.Drilled grill at 4 parts of grill just for insurance and tie straped also.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    Hemi......thats looks sweet.....especially with the white inside and little shallower.....of course im still thrilled and ecstatic with mine (the one you originally made), but you definitely have a unique grille on the island. Hope to see you on the road soon.....aloha bruddah.

    P.S. Can't wait to see what emblem you eventually will be putting on.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Looks good! Very clean! :D:D:D
     
  8. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    Thanks, still waiting for trd grill badge emblem I ordered on ebay on7-5 and ordered little smaller one than the taco one about 4inches the other day.Then will decide... latters
     
  9. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Thanks Jetta
     
  10. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    Looks even better then the full satoshi.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    that looks awesome, you guys have any pics of the process?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    Dont have pictures of the cutting process but got some pictures.The one with paint mix stick is how I measured and marked off the depthTaped piece of stick onto stick (for depth)then with sharpie went around whole grill on inside.Cut with jig saw kind of trickey.For corners hacksaw bladeworks great.Cleaned up cut with body fender (cheese file) from checkers.Straightens it up good. Also need to trim headlite housing where bottom of grill goes in for clearance.I plastic welded part where you cut out center of grill but epoxy should work fine.Lot of work but was worth it.Wasnt sure if I could do it thats why I used grillcraft.If I screwed it up grillcraft will cover it up.Take your time and should be alright Pics...

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  13. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    I think Hemi down plays his true talents. I have witnessed first hand his ability to work with materials and he is truly an artist. Can't wait to see those badges....if you ordered them on 7/5, they should be arriving any day now huh?
     
  14. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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  15. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Hey Hemi,
    btw.....the grille is looking extra shiny....did you repaint the whole grille as well?
     
  16. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    No,just painted satoshied part.Used duplicolor super white and cleared with dupont trim and door jam clear from Hi line distributors on Ualena St in airport area.If you going repaint your eyelids should go with that clear.Doesnt change the tint of the white.It stays the white you spray.I know you said you had problem when you cleared your eyelid.Still looks good .
     
  17. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks Hemi.....i've been considering doing them, at least now i know where to get the good clear....thanks.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    meannnnnnnnn
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Maybe a mod can immortalize you Hemi and call it the Mini Satoshi?
     
  20. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    where did you guys get your eyelids from and prices???
     
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