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Looking For a Sport Grill(IDEAS???)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CornDog, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Oct 28, 2007 at 6:40 PM
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    CornDog

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    hey yal. im back. got another idea thread? i jus installed a lund grille insert on my truck and was wondering if any of yal knew where i could get a good used or new color grill for the taco. im speedway blue and id like to match but id also wouldnt mind a black one.......... any ideas on a place to buy new or used?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2007 at 6:30 AM
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  3. Oct 29, 2007 at 10:03 AM
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    I'm betting the black one would look good on the blue truck
     
  4. Oct 29, 2007 at 5:48 PM
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    i looked on ebay and found only chrome. im with ya too. i think blacks GREAT scared the Highly glossy sport black would be kinda iffy on the front tho. im goin with black theme on my truck. i jus always wondered what the sprot black grill would look like.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2007 at 5:57 PM
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    wat?
    not to mention that the sport black grille would be in the black sand pearl paint and not match any other black on ur truck...its a big reason i dont like the BSP. any black mods wont match the truck color...
     
  6. Oct 29, 2007 at 6:14 PM
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    You should be able to go to your local auto paint supply store and have them mix you up a spray bomb in what ever color you want. Then take your chrome grill and scuff it with a scotchbrite pad and prime then paint. Thats what I did to mine, it turned out great.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2007 at 7:29 PM
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    yeah u no i thought about that......... only problem is that im not a paint inclined person. i no the basics and all but making the paint stay and not chip or scratch on the grille. i no to scuff it up and all but ive found that its not very durable when ever i paint sumthin like that..................
     
  8. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:05 AM
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    The base model tacomas come with a black un-painted grill. It's just a regualr matte black. you could go to the dealer and see how much one of those cost. also, painting the grille would be really easy. sand it, prime it, coat it a couple times
     
  9. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:53 AM
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  10. Oct 30, 2007 at 10:20 AM
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    CRAP! That is exactly what I wanted to do (except chrome edge and chrome lettering)...

    I would pay some one to make me one of those. I just don't have time.

    This is what I am talking about...

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  11. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:02 AM
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    Is it possible just to go out and buy some black steel mesh and cut it to fit the grill? it seems like it would be pretty easy to just cut the center out of the original, then cut a mesh shape to fit in the center, then just take off the grill and attach it to the back. it seems easy and cheap. is there a reason this hasn't been done? is there a reason i should pay $200 bucks for a little piece of mesh screen thats pre-cut for my truck?
     
  12. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:10 AM
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    The kicker in all of this is cutting out the center slats in the original grill. They leave gaping holes on either side of the grill. You really need bondo or fiberglass or something to fill in the holes. Having no experience with either - I am hesitant to do this myself...
     
  13. Oct 30, 2007 at 12:43 PM
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    ooooh, i was wondering what he meant when he said he used a sawsall and had to fill in. So is there any way to cut the grille so that you dont have that problem? He said something about using a disk saw and not having to fill in. does that make sense to anyone?
     
  14. Oct 31, 2007 at 4:31 AM
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    The only thing I can think is that he didn't make the cut even like he had hoped.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2007 at 6:19 AM
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    When you cut out the oem grill you are left with 4 holes on the inside. Rich had to fill the holes, I have seen it in person he did an outstanding job. He had a body shop spry the BSP, but he did all the body work himself.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2007 at 6:29 AM
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    Yeah, I talked to him on CT. If he decides to sell that grill, I am going to snatch it. :)
     
  17. Nov 1, 2007 at 7:06 AM
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    Cool, Rich is good guy.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2007 at 8:43 AM
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    I found this through GOOGLE...

    http://4runners.org/writeups/satoshi/index.html

    Mr. Satoshi, I will take your idea and add driving lights into the grill! :devil:

    So here is my mod list...

    Fog Lights (Blinglights... maybe?)
    Satoshi Grill Mod (007 style)
    Driving Lights (in Grill? :D)
    Tonneau Cover (Access LiteRider or LE) Got Access LE
    Bed Mat (TRDParts4u.com) Got with Tonneau cover for free
    Detroit TruTrac (Keeps getting moved down > Expensive) Unavailable!!! :frusty:
    NEW TIRES!!! (Dunflops stink!) Got my Firestone Destination A/Ts
     
  19. Nov 1, 2007 at 9:57 AM
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    I have a quick question as long as we are on the topic of grilles... how do you get the toyota emblem out of the grille? it looks like its encased in there pretty good. i assume a hair dryer to soften the adhesive but then do you just pry it out or is there a better way?
     
  20. Nov 1, 2007 at 10:46 AM
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    I heated mine on the RAV4 up and pushed it out from the back with a #1 flatblade screwdriver. We had a wasp that was stuck in there. He flew in front of my wife. That wasn't very smart.
    ;)
     
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