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Need to change up the front end.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Gus 524, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Gus 524

    Gus 524 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just want to know if i'm going about this right. This is what i'm aiming for. (truck on Left) (Just the grill)
    [​IMG]
    (sorry if i stole this pic, got it off of google)

    So i should start by going to go my to local paint shop to get my grill color matched. Then buy Grillcraft off of ebay for just under $200. Then what lights should i buy for behind the grillcraft grill. (ones that fit and are fairly bright for the money) How do i mount the lights behind the grill? Is installing the grillcraft grill hard? How about installing my devil horns emblem in the new grill, is that hard?

    I have done many searches but it seems like i'm the only dumb one:p. Any other way i should go about it?

    Thanks,
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  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Gus 524

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    Been looking at homer taco's work and it looks really good. Should i just go with one of his? Just not sure how long of a wait it would be.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    Justus

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    Craig (homertaco) does awesome work man!

    As for lights, alot of ppl run hella 500 with hid conversion mounted to a BAMF light bar specially designed for mounting behind grills.

    Aka "elusive elements"

    Just make sure to ask him or others if u can fit x light behind a satoshi.....maybe a thin lip
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    Doc4216

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    I did a thin lip specifically so I could put lights behind it!
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    buy a cheap oem grill online that you can paint. get paint and supplies from automotivetouchup.com. they will have your color code for paint matching. buy a grillcraft grill from amazon.com for around 160-180. buy a b.a.m.f light bar for behind the grill light mounting. get yourself some hella 500 lights and you are set. pm me if you need any detailed instructions.

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  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Thanks for the info on the lights and the thin lip.

    PM comming in the next few days. Thanks

    Thin lip. ok got it. Sounds good.

    I think I've seen your truck before.;) Any info on what you had for lights? Did you buy a grillcraft? Thanks

    Great idea I will have to look up some of that stuff. BTW sweet looking truck! Grill matches perfect. You paint that yourself?
     
  10. Apr 8, 2013 at 1:39 AM
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    It is a grillcraft. The devil horns bolt right up to the mesh. Those are Hella 500's mounted to a lightbar behind the grill that is now made by BAMF. I moved the 500's to my 4runner and now have Hella 700's on my Tacoma.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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    Thanks, yes I did paint the grill myself.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    Sounds good.

    Thanks
     
  13. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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    Very nice looking truck. Exactly the look I'm going for. Thx for the info.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    What is the HID conversion for the Hella 500s? I was going to buy the 500 series Black Magic Hellas...
     
  15. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    I'd aim for the look of the entire truck. :D
     
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