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installing billet grills

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Guess2010, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Guess2010

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    Just a few dont tell the wife!!!
    Alright i just got my billet grill and was gonna install it this weekend
    i know i gotta cut out the middle.
    Was are u guys using to cut this out
    dremel
    and are there any pointers to installing them
    Also were are u relocating the horns to
    Pics would be ideal
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    dremel it easy to do
     
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    Dremel works perfect watch out for hot flying plastic. Take your time and cut a little then place in the grill, then cut a little and place in the grill until it fits snug. It's scary just take your time and you'll do fine
     
  5. Nov 4, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    What kind of billet grille do you have? Why would you have to cut out the middle? Mine sits flush over the stock grille.

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  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    kauairandall

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    i ordered the billet grille insert that does'nt have the toyota emblem cut out that wattapunk has.. the grille runs straight across which needs the center part cut out to have the flush look..
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    Wattapunk,

    Where did you get your grill and did you paint it yourself and how? Can I find one without the emblem hole. Thanks
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    eBay, Forgot the company name but thay carry either center cut-out or w/o..Painting was easy..surface sand the shine off (#400 grit), 1 coat adhesion promoter, then 2 coats black acrylic enamel, 1 clear coat. Holding up fine.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    I used a hacksaw, was able to run the blade along/against the frame for less work later. I then split the discarded middle section to fill the voids. I don't know if it had to be done, but, I fiberglassed aroung the whole inside of the grille, just to give it more strengh, as the billet was heavier than I thought it would be. He is a quick pic of the finished product.

    IMG_0524.jpg
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    kauairandall

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    t4daddy..
    did your billet come with the small triangle billet?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    t4daddy

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    Nope, just the upper and lower. But it seems the seller offered one with the triangles.
     
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