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My Satoshi/Jameoshi mod journey

Discussion in 'Florida' started by fghtngsquirrel, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

    fghtngsquirrel [OP] Ka-freakin'-BOOM!

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    I'm off work for the next five days, so I decided to start on Satoshi/Jameoshi mixed mod. Here is what I have done so far...

    The Dremel was a little bit challenging, so I used a mini hack saw as well...
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    Below are a few pictures after I sanded down the remaining tabs with the Dremel.
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    First time messing with fiberglass, but I think it turned out good!
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    Took off the tape and trimmed up the fiberglass with the Dremel, though it needs some touching up.
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    It was getting dark, so this is as far as I have gotten so far. Tomorrow I will hopefully finish it up, though I'm having a difficult time finding some steel mesh :mad: The grillcraft insert is too expensive, so I'm combining the Satoshi and Jameoshi styles together!

    Will update tomorrow :headbang:

    07.02.09
    Well, things didn't go at the speed I had anticipated, nor did I see the rain forecast :(.

    Anyway, here are the pictures from today...

    The Bondo was more challenging than I thought- PITA for sure. I think I used too much hardener, and then packed the crap in there good. This left me with a lot of sanding... I don't have any pictures of sanding, but I used 80 and 320 grit sandpaper, along with a mini belt sander.
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    I got this huge piece of 1/2" mesh steel from Cannon Welding over on Richard St. for $12! If it works and looks nice, I will be pleased with not spending $150 on a Grillcraft.
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    This is post-fiberglass, Bondo, sanding, washing. This also as far as I got before the rain ended my day.
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    07.03.09-07.04.09

    So I started today by trying to paint it black, which did not work. I was not very patient with sanding, so I went out and bought the filler primer, which worked pretty well.

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    I don't have pictures, but I had to use Bondo spot filler to fill in some areas. Through this I learned that Bondo either sucks or I am just terrible with it!

    While I was waiting for all the primer, black Krylon Fusion and clear coat to dry, I also completed the actual grille part.

    [​IMG]:eek:Horrible picture, but it was hot as hell![​IMG]

    After this, things really took a turn for the worst. I tried the method of threaded posts epoxied to the plastic and then using a washer and nuts, like so...

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    I let these sit for about 12 hours, and the epoxy never solidified. I used Loctite Epoxy Gel, but it was either old (I bought it from Harbor Freight) or I suck at mixing it. Either way, when I tried to tighten the nut, the post twisted off.

    Ditched effort #1. My dad had the idea that we could fiberglass the posts on, but that quickly turned into ditched effort #2. Frustration was quickly setting in at this point. I then saw the method lifesaflaw123 used with zip ties and those mounting squares, though I took of the sticky backing from the squares and used a lot of super glue. I do not have any pictures because it was dark, but this method has worked so far, even with a grille as heavy as mine!

    After a lot of work and frustration, I finally finished it! :D I will probably have the grille insert powdercoated and take the rest of it to a professional to get the pits and rises sanded out and professionally painted. Anyway, here is the result of the project mostly done, minus whatever badge I want on it...

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    Sorry that the truck picture has the glare, but it was pitch black by the time I put it on the truck.

    Since I had a lot of time during coats of paint, I decided to add on to the project with some Hella 500FF lights, which will be coming soon!
     
  2. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Delmarva

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    and who's james?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    looks good bro, using my write up?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

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    Jameoshi was something I found here Click here . Mine will mostly be a Satoshi mod, though I'm using my own steel mesh instead of the Grillcraft.

    As far as the write-up, I am using yours and this one... Satoshi by lwyattl
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    usctacoma

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    looks good so far. good luck with the rest. i havent done the satoshi myself, but from what i hear, its a PITA.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    It hasn't been too bad yet, though quite time-consuming. Also, I'm not sure if I used too much hardener or what, but the fiberglass mix dried up on me in 3-4 minutes, not 12-13 like the box claimed.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Looking good!
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    awesome man i cant wait to see it in person. When are you gonna finish it?
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    OoO im interested
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    I'm trying to finish it today actually, and waiting on the Bondo to set (that stuff is brutal if you don't work fast enough). The toughest part so far was finding some expanded steel mesh, but I just picked a sheet up at Cannon Welding.

    I'll update it again tonight!
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    someone posted this site awhile back when they did theres. You can have any design of expanded metal made, and in any material you want. I know it would take a few days to get it so sorry im late with it.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#mesh-screens/=19yilm
     
  12. Jul 5, 2009 at 12:41 AM
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    Well I am trying to mount the fog lights behind the grille, but they're wanting to rest on the radiator. Is that safe, or do y'all have any suggestions? I am using Hella 500FF lights with the factory mounting brackets and bolts. Thanks!
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    I think I figured something out actually... I feel dumb. :frusty:
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    What did you figure out? Mine have been resting there for almost 3 years with no problems.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2009 at 2:54 AM
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    Yeah, I got them close to the radiator but not actually touching. Hopefully they'll stay that way. However, I hooked everything up and the lights are not coming on :eek:

    Here are some pictures of the install though...

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  17. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    get job !!!1
    Nice write up
    great informational pictures and detail !!!!!

    High 5 !!!!!

    I love the color wish i wold have go that one ....in about 20 years when i beat up my swb trd then i will get that one.

    Nice job again.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    looks good and a nice write up
     
  19. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    nice job man. Oh and i saw your bull bar for sale on craigslist a few days ago.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    haha, yeah I was wondering if anyone would see that. I sold all my chrome stuff because I hated the look, though my new exhaust tips are chrome :( Craigslist is good though.. I bought a 48" Hi-Lift the other day for $60.
     
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