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New Custom Homemade Grill (input wanted)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bobcat, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    Bobcat

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    Well I have been working on this for a while and finally on verge of finishing it. I found the metal bars/straps at Lowes and thought to myself they would make a cool grill so I picked them up. Also I have recently acquired a sweet Dremel and wanted to use it so I decided to make my own version of the Jamoshi. The outer portion of the grill is currently just primed, I will get to that reason in a second. Also I have two different emblems and would like everyone's opinion on which to use. I hated to put on the vertical small bars(doesn't look quite as good IMO) but they were needed for a bit of reinforcement.

    The reason it is not painted yet is because I am going to put it up for sale, on ebay most likely. It is not because I don't like it but because I never really intended to use it on my own. I wanted a project and ended up finding a cheap grill to do it on. Also I have another idea for my own that I think will fit my truck better.






    The above picture is before the bottom bar was attached so that is why the bottom bar is lower than it should be and the gap above it is wider.



     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    AK27

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    x2 i agree!
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    Looks pretty good if you ask me.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I like it! +1 for creativity!
     
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    Bobcat

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    I will put it on and take some pics tomorrow.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    headhunter247

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    I love it.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    TacoSox

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    very cool and origional idea. I like the white badge.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Bobcat

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    Which badge should I put on?
     
  9. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    BIGLuke

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    Very diff and interesting, would love to see it on a taco. As to the badge I think it would look good if it was color matched same with the primed part.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    rachunter

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    I think the gap between the cross pieces is too large and will show too much of what is behind it.
    The important thing is that "you like it" thats all that matters.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    TacoSox

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    Is the top and bottom badge the same? If so go with that one, it stands out more.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    nice to see something different. way to go dude
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  14. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Sorry dude, but I think thats really ugly looking. Points for originality though...
     
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    :popcorn: I like it! Can't wait to see some pics of it installed. Subscribed.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    verry nice!!!
    i would say add 4 more vertical pieces...and i would use the top/bottom emblem...


    but its def. B.A.

    something diff compared to all the satoshi's
     
  17. Oct 8, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Nice! Earthquake proof too! ;)
     
  18. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Just have the emblem taped on so it is sitting kinda funny. Going to put my red surround on it for some pics tomorrow to get a good idea of final look. In the meantime here it is on my truck as is.

     
  19. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    definitely different bro...nice job and congrats...
     
  20. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    My only concern would be the limited airflow with that much area blocked :eek:
     
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