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How To: Separate & Reattach the two piece 2nd Gen Grille

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, May 13, 2011.

  1. Jul 3, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    Punctuation would help....:rolleyes:

    You do not need to buy a new outer surround. The one you removed by grinding can be reattached with this method. Just simply use masking tape to hold the two pieces together and push the soldering iron into the plastic Bout 1/8 of an inch more to attach it to the same point.
    I've done this a bunch of times & it will hold on like factory. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    just a thought, and keep in mind i dont know how strong the plastic weld holds, but could you not toss it in an oven if you had one big enough to separate the two factory parts?
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    No. The melting point of the ABS Thermoplastic is far too high for that to be effective. It is a grill, not a set of headlights. The individual tabs need to be taken down in order to separate it. The oven trick softens the sealant between the headlight pieces. Your talking two totally different things.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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  5. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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  6. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    So, am I to assume you are making progress towards producing a 2012 homertoshi???? Pant-pant-pant... :D
     
  7. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Why is there no video for me ?
     
  8. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    I'm picking it up next Tuesday...:cool:
    Pete, the photobucket video won't show on my iPad but when I surf on my laptop or desktop it is here... :notsure:
     
  9. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    OK Craig , I'll check it out later , thanks
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Thanks bro. I just got my aftermarket grille assembly, already have it cut out. Satoshi mod finally underway. Had no idea how I was going to fasten the outer part of the grille to the inside part. Those tabs are a bit of a pain in the ass. Your video is perfect. Now all I have to do is round up a soldering gun.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Hey HT. Sorry not really sure where to ask this one. Just have a quick question if you don't mind helping me out. I'm about to do the fiberglass on my Satoshi grille and was wondering if it is OK to put a strip of fiberglass over that notch in the center of the top inside part of the grille? It looks like it might be for the hood latch mechanism but it is not at all. Does it have a purpose?
     
  13. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    None at all, but don't waste your time... Leave it be - you'll never see it once the grill is installed anyway. ;)
     
  14. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Thanks once again HT.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Apr 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Just a quick question.... as I'm sure this has been covered before. :rolleyes:

    How much of the tab is left (on the outter) to attach a new inner? Hard to see in the video...but does it poke thru the holes in the inner? Or is it below the hole? (thus taping it together will make them touch and melting can be done?)

    Sorry....husband and I were discussing this and I think he's worried about the 'tabs' being cut off and not having enough material for a good hold on the new insert.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    If you grind down flush to the inner surround there is enough to get them back together with plenty of grab.:D
     
  18. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:09 AM
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    Thanks! Still looking around at what to get. Assuming all the aftermarket OEM replacements have the same tabs/slots? I just haven't had time to sit down at the computer and look around.... :mad:
     
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    Hi Craig, looks like the vids are not working anymore? could you repost them please

    Cheers
     
  20. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    They show up for me... :confused:

    Some browsers do not show video posted on photobucket. :notsure:
     
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