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Mounting Lights Behind Grill

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Will Prerunner, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Will Prerunner

    Will Prerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Decided to mount some Hella 500 lights behind the grill, I thought about doing the satoshi, but using the right mesh is expensive, and I didn't want to just use stucco mesh. So I decided to keep the existing grill and just do a little cutting to let more light through. I built a bracket of aluminum angle Iron, got the idea from somebody on here who did a write up, the lights are a little low but I think it turne out good.

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    With them on
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  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    shitroc

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    hey thats pretty cool. i like that idea. what did ya use to cut the existing grill, a dremel?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Ya just used a dremel.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    It doesn't look as bad as in the pictures from an angle you can barely even tell the grill has been altered, but I had an extra grill laying around and it was alot easier than the satoshi mod. One of these days when I have a ton of free time I will probably cut the rest of it out and do the satoshi but for now it functions fine.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    Not something I would do, but I certainly appreciate the creativity.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Still looks good though!
     
  7. May 8, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    i like it! i,m gonna do it too. my6
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    Nice! :thumbsup: Looks good, and creative.
     
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    I'm not sure I'd recommend it, but I gotta give you kudos for a totally new approach to the problem.

    Do your Hella 500's have the driving (long / narrow) or fog (short / wide) beam pattern? I would expect beam interference / shadowing to maybe be tolerable with a driving pattern, but it may cause noticeable shadowing with a fog pattern.
     
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