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My Satoshi

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08WhiteTRD, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Oct 31, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    Started my Satoshi grill today. Hit a couple snags because I didn't have everything I needed. I finally have everything I need but it has turned into a two day adventure. So far everything has been going very good though. I am also doing the BHLM while I have am doing this. Just figured I would knock them both out.
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    Did the horn relocation while I had the grill and headlights out.

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    Tomorrow starts the sanding, doing some bondo, more sanding, and some paint.....
     
  2. Nov 1, 2009 at 12:34 AM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    Thanks man! It's a lot more work than I thought it was going to be :D.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    derekabraham

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    :popcorn:


    Yeah I'm in the process of a satoshi grill, too. It's a bitch. :p
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:31 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    I need to get it painted. :eek:
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:14 AM
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    Just remember gentleman: take.your.time.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    Looks good so far... but I would move your horns back upto the front of your bumper somewhere. Where you have it will take alot off the volume of them...
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I never use them. I don't think it will be a problem for me. I might eventually put them back up front but for now that is where I will keep them.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    chris4x4

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    FWIW, have you considered mounting the horns at the front?

    There is a crossmember near the lower part of the radiator you can mount them to.

    In this pic, you can kinda see the horns behind the lower grill:
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  9. Nov 1, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I was thinking about doing that but I couldn't find anywhere to put them. I will have to look today but it is really cold out and I have no room for my truck in the garage. Do you need different bolts than the original ones?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    chris4x4

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    You might. I bought a couple longer bolts from a local hardwear store, with nuts and a few washers. Kind of a pain to mount there, due to space restrictions, but I thik having them out front keeps the sound going out that way. I was afraid that mounting them under the hood may mute them a bit.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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  12. Nov 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Looks good so far but, I wanna see it finished.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    Got some more work done on the grill but it is still not finished. I still need to finish the painting and then install the mesh. It would be nice if it was not so cold here. I could get a lot more done. I also distracted myself by doing the BHLM

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    My finished BHLM project. Did have fun doing this one...
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  14. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:16 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    looks sick!
     
  15. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    Thanks man! My sanding and bondo skills are not very good but you can only really notice if you get up close.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    looks good man great work!
     
  17. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Did you choose not to bondo the tab in the middle of the top of grille?
     
  18. Nov 2, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Yes I did. Looking at it now I think I probably should have but oh well. For my first grille I would say it is not the best. This was my first time using fiberglass and bondo. I will probably end up doing another one but I think this one is good enough for now.

    Finished the grille and installed it today. I think it looks pretty good with the BHLM. Not my best work but you can't really tell unless you get close.

    Just checking the fit. Mesh not installed.
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    Mesh installed
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    Last mod I do for a while.....
     
  19. Nov 2, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    looks great!
     
  20. Nov 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Thanks! I am so glad it is over :D.
     
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