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powder-coated Grill Craft BG & eyelids finally installed!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by craigFLA, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    craigFLA

    craigFLA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I finally got my 5pc Grill Craft back from powder-coat, and installed it yesterday. I also installed the eye-lids, and removed the Westin Bull Guard.


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    Any advice on which skid-plate??? I don't think I will be re-installing the Westin Bull-Guard. I'm thinking about sending the OE TRD skid plate to the powder-coater as well. I think that would look really nice in HGloss Black, and finish off the bottom of the truck.

    Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!!
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Looks Awesome. What a sweet transformation. I'm sure you're excited about it. Love the eyelids and that grill looks tight! As far as the skid plate is concerned... go for the factory style OEM and spray it black as well.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    thebigk

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    Changes the look of the truck completely! Nice job!
    No bull bar!
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Along that note, phantom's got a good point. With your rim and tire set-up, a skid plate might look a little off! Street tires and a skid plate don't go together. Perhaps you should get new rims and tires as well as a skid plate (black one of course).
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    Looks awesome... Great job :thumbsup:...I just installed mine yesterday
     
  6. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    craigFLA

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    Thanks. Yeah I was pretty happy with the results.

    So happy, that after spending the entire day installing the grills (covered in black plastic from grinding & cutting) I immediately drove across town to have it professionally detailed & waxed...lol.

    I agree it looks better now without the bull-guard. I do think it needs something to finish off the bottom.

    I'll look around today for other skid-plate options, but more then likely will end up sending the OE skid plate to the powder-coater.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Looks fantastic :D
     
  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    derekabraham

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  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    Alaskaflyer

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    I like those eyelids, they make the truck look tough.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    i like it looks real good nice job:D
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Looks good. I think the OEM skidplate in black would set it off nicely.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    silver07taco

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    Looks awsome, Nice work!
     
  13. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    That looks really good, i like the GrilleCraft with the eyelids, it finishes off the front
     
  14. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    craigFLA

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    I got my skid plate back from the powder coater yesterday, and snapped some pics... I like it, only wish it was more visible. But hey, if I'm ever in a roll-over accident my shit will look killer!!!lol...


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  15. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Looks Great!!!!! What are you going to do with the Westin Bull-Guard? ;)
     
  16. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    rybread1

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    looks good
     
  17. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Plate looks great!!!! And no, you don't want to be in a roll-over man, it's no fun! But if you do roll in my jurisdiction, I'll make sure to point out the skid plate to everyone on scene!!! "Then" we will start cutting you out!!!:D
     
  18. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    I guess try to sell it...hopefully locally. I'm building up quite the collection of parts I dont have room to store!!!

    I've got an extra set of Front door skins, as I was planning on modding a set for my speaker pods, the hood (bug) deflector I took off, an extra set of BLHM's once I finish my latest set and swap them out, a Borla intake I replaced with the URD, an extra set of rear cargo bins, which I will hold on to as I modified mine for the system....
     
  19. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    craigFLA

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    lol... thanks man!!!!
     
  20. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    Now that's a bad ass 1st generation Tacoma!!! I like the skull rims too!!!
     
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