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Out with Billet in with Satoshi

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mneuls, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    mneuls

    mneuls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My old grill was starting to chip paint, and it never did fit quite right (that's what I get for buying off ebay.) I've been seeing more and more satoshies on here, so I figured I could do one too. It took me two and a half nights to finish, but I got'er done. here are some pics.

    Before

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    and after
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    good thing I kept my badges when I debadged. It looked like I was crusin around with no grill for a day.
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Rangerpeterson

    Rangerpeterson Well-Known Member

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    Sweet... I want to do the exact same thing! If you dont mind can you give me a ball park guess on how much it cost you...
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Camppentaco

    Camppentaco Mommy says I'm special

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    That looks sweet! Really stands out with the red truck.
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Deffiently an improvement good work
     
  5. May 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    drifter379

    drifter379 CenTex Honky

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    How did you attach the badges to the grill?

    Great looking truck by the way.
     
  6. May 27, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    mneuls

    mneuls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got a 4'x4' sheet of flattened expanded steel for about 20 bucks, some black and clearcoat paint, about 15 bucks so around 35 bucks total. and a lot of time put into it. I had bondo and a fiberglass repair kit, and a bunch of sandpaper already, but it would still only cost around 50- 60 bucks if you had to buy everything. I just epoxied the emblems on with a crapload of two part glue.
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    cstainton

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    6in Procomp Lift, Chrome Bull Bar, Billet Grille, TRD CAI, Tacoma seat covers, Kenwood 6in Nav/DVD/Music player, Viper alarm system, Tinted Tails, Rear Diff Breather Ext.
    Could you list out everything you would need to do it for me?
     
  8. May 27, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    mneuls

    mneuls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    you might want to check this out
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=258681

    you would need
    some kind of grill material (i used expanded steel, but you could use punched aluminium, or a grillecraft grill, or a good number of other things)
    you will need a hacksaw blade to take out the old grill
    a bunch of sandpaper, ranging from 150grit to 2000grit. (I used mostly 220, until I got to the painting stage.)
    a fiberglass repair kit (should come with fiberglass, and resin, and a squeegee thing)
    a bondo kit(should come with a bondo spreader)
    a primer/scratch filler
    paint, (color match or black)
    clearcoat
    Masking tape (I used 1" and 3")
    two tubes of two part epoxy
    a 3' piece of #10 or #8 threaded rod, and nuts and washers for the same thread size.

    I think that that's it. I might have forgot a thing or two, I had most of it sitting around, so I didn't really think about it.
     
  9. May 28, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    I love the new look. Good job on the grill!
     
  10. May 28, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    Simon2150

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    Looks awesome!!!
     
  11. May 28, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    Makes the truck look a ton better, rep sent
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Aww man, looks all wrong.....it's in the wrong driveway, lol. Bring it on over here where it belongs. You had no business making it look that cool & without proper authorization it will need to be confiscated. But, if you do one in black we can let it slide, OK?..............All BS aside, looks amazingly better! Props on the kraftsmanship.
     
  13. May 28, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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    phynyx38

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    Looks great! I like the badges.
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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    You did good with the badges...great job bro! :thumbsup:
     
  15. May 28, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    SHunter080703

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    Looks much better. :thumbsup:
     
  16. May 28, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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    awesome man!
    welcome to the satoshi club :thumbsup:
     
  17. May 28, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    22b22

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    Great job! BHLM and blackout fogs and that would really complete that look.
     
  18. May 28, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    ilg

    ilg VanCity Taco.

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    Looks way better than the old billet grill.
     
  19. May 28, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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    x2 on the black headlights
     
  20. May 28, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    mneuls

    mneuls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yup, I think that's next on the agenda. (BHLM) I also have a black powdercoated headache rack on order, should be here tomorrow or monday. I'm not sure how it'll look, but I kind of need it for hauling my boat and dirtbikes and stuff around.
     
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