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Its was a table and now its a Satoshi

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Claytor, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    Claytor

    Claytor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I bought my Tacoma just a few months ago, my first one. Shortly after I stared looking into this Satoshi Grill mod (after I saw some pictures of the incross).

    I just finished it last week and saved some $$$$ in the process (i did just buy a truck)




    Yeah thats a table being cut..... I went to some metal shops both in Austin AND San Antonio, but none of them had 1/4" holes with expanded sheetmetal (ESM), smallest they had was half inch...

    Snake~ posted this in another thread, looks like they had 1/4" ESM for a cheap price, but I was on a time crunch and didnt have time to get it shipped here before I left for training in Little Rock.....
    http://www.customcargrills.com/

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    some more pics of the the whole process

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    no pics of the fiber-glass :(

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    A Billion hours of sanding and bondo later

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    Me touchin up the emblem....posted another thread about that yesterday
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/99144-satoshi-grill-symbols.html

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    Million Billion hours of wet sanding and few coats of primer later.....

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    Final Product!!!!!!

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    I like this last pic

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    Let me know what you think

    Special thanks to my dad and Dan for all their help
     
  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    Nice work man! Looks sharp!
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco Grill Sergeant Vendor

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    Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    Nice Job!!!:D
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    ywen

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    Dunno maybe it looks different in-person but in the pictures, the shiny chrome doesn't go exactly well with the matte silver Toyota emblem.. If the emblem was smaller then it probably blends in better with the chrome..
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Incognito

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    Very nice!
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    that's kickass!
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    SixtyDashOne

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    i like the attention to detail and the use of sturdy grating, lol..

    BTW, You should Spray your radiator with flat black high temp paint so it doesnt show through the Satoshi grill.. it will looks cleaner
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Redfox1

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    haha awesome! Your neighbor will never know where its gone...
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    HondaGM

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    not bad,lookin good.i'm just glad you didnt use chicken wire.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    sixdoubleseven

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    That looks great. Love the ingenuity.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Haha very inventive! looks good man
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Haha thats cool man good job looks sweet!
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Nice job bud!

    I did mine with expanded sheet metal too. And doing my grille only cost me 48 bucks!!
     
  15. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    That does look very good!

    Do me a favor though. Take a daytime picture so we can see how it looks with the chrome. I am very curious.... Thanks
     
  16. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    damn dude nice job!!
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    sirwamz

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    It looks bad-ass man. Way to think outside the box on the mesh material.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Nice job :woot:
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.

    Yea the sheet metal can withstand way more than what the grillcraft can
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    113tac

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    that looks really good very innovative:thumbsup:

    wasnt really the word i was looking for but thats besides the point haha it works :notsure:

    i just completed mine and utterly FAILED:( haha i might post some pics of it later but im not sure if i want my confidence to be shot haha
     
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