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non recessed satoshi?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Silver06Taco, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Silver06Taco

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    Has anyone done a non-recessed satoshi so it fits like the grillcraft? Personally I like the flush look better, but haven't noticed it anywhere on here. I may end up just buying the grillcraft, but thought I could maybe save a little $$$$ by doing it myself.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    I think it'd be kind of hard. You'd have to shape the mesh exactly the same size as the grillcraft so you can insert.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    i did just what you are talking about this week. It took a lot longer than i expected. what i did was remove the plastic from center then cut off plastic lip leaving only the color matched or chrome part of the grill (this was done with a dremel tool) then epoxy in bolts around the edge of the new opening. use lots of epoxy be sure and scuff up the surface that you are epoxying to i again used the dremel tool for this. after letting the glue dry i cut the screen i had bought off ebay into the exact shape i needed using sheet metal sheers. (I have a lot of experience at this and can cut it in such a way as to not distort the sheet take your time cut small pieces you will be fine) place into center of hole you cut out add nuts, paint the radiator with high temp spray paint (it looks really bad i didnt want to do this and did not at first but ill looked bad so i redid it) done. i dont have any good pictures yet but let me know if you need some.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Take some pictures! please.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    im at work give me 20 min they will be crappy pics because all i have is a cell phone.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    here it is the pictures look bad and the truck is dirty. sorry it took so long i got really busy.

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  7. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Thanks. It looks exactly like the Grillcraft. Where did you get the mesh?
     
  8. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    im going to be changing out the toyota sign for the TOYOTA emblem later on i just didnt have it and it looked really naked with nothing.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    That looks really good! Does the ebay seller have more of that mesh or was it a one time auction?
     
  10. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    there's a how-to somewhere on here showing what you want and it's much easier than satoshi
     
  12. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    this is what i used. its not the same as the grill craft because it is slightly recessed. it looks very similar to the grill craft at first look i just could bring myself to pay that. it will take longer than you think to do this it took me in total about 6 hours, beer and all. take your time, all hits with the grinder will show once its done.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    do what the link above me did. i didnt realize that you could remove all the black plastic and still have any strength to it at all. so i cut it back and made a lot more work of it. i feel like a retard now.
     
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    Not a problem
     
  16. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    I did a very grillcraft style grille. Cost me about $30 and about 4 hours... If someone is interested, I could post some later.
     
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    I'm interested. Please post some pics.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Have to be tomorrow morning, but ill get some up for everyone. Very pleased with the result...
     
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