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Pre-Made Satoshi Grille Piece

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by HomerTaco, Mar 11, 2011.

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Would you be interested in a quick & simple way to do the Satoshi Grille Mod?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2011.
  1. YES!!!

    63.7%
  2. No, thank you.

    3.0%
  3. Depends on how much $$$ and what it looks like!

    38.3%
  4. WTF is a Satoshi Mod?

    2.0%
  1. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM
    #1
    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    ORIGINAL POST EDITS IN RED:
    Would you be interested in converting your stock grille to a satoshi???
    Don't want to bother with epoxy, bondo, or sandpaper & spray paint to do this:
    [​IMG]
    I have looked into the possibility of manufacturing a pre-built inner grille that would replace the stock one and have the satoshi surround already done.
    This will be a vacuum formed molded piece that will be a direct replacement of your stock center inner grille.
    I have a connection to a local manufacturing plant and they have agreed to create this satoshi insert.
    I'll only do this if I can offer them for $100 or less...and I now know that the final pricing for the insert itself will be no more that $95
    (several details still need to be worked out with materials, but I'm confident in making this statement)

    I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a base model grill which is now on my truck:
    [​IMG]

    As KPT so wisely figured out on his own, I am using my own Satoshi Grill as the Prototype for the build:
    [​IMG]

    As you can see this insert WILL NOT have the Stock triangles built in. IF this is a game-changer for you then read no further.

    I will separate the two sections tomorrow and deliver the Prototype to the manufacturer on Tuesday 3/22/11


    :eek:MY TRUCK CURRENTLY LOOKS LIKE SH*T!!!:rolleyes:

    ****ADDITIONAL INFORMATION****
    1. I am Planning on offering Mesh to complete the grilles. 3-4 different styles based on what I can get from a local supplier.(meeting on 3/21) Looking at pricing for this Mesh at around $30-$40 to complete the insert (based on my own build experience)

    2. I am planning on offering ON A LIMITED BASIS reduced depth inserts form those with lighting or URD TCAI fitment issues. (upcharge due to labor involved) $ ***TBD
    ***

    3.
    I will begin a new Thread Titled " Satoshi Insert Group Buy". The first production run will be for 50 inserts.

    4. Actual Manufacturing process will take 7-14 days once the mold is created from the prototype and final sample of end product is approved and installed by me.

    Guys & Gals, I'm really going out on a limb here to make this happen and plan on investing several thousand dollars in bringing this to a reality.
    I am basing this off of the fact that in one week over 200 TW members showed interest in this concept and have been very supportive.
    I will not be asking for ANY $ up front. (Thanks, but don't offer)

    End Result: A Satoshi Mod that can be done with your own grill in just an hour or so for a great price!

    Thank you!:D

    Link to GB: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...toshi-grille-piece-group-buy.html#post2896668
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    kjf216

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    im game its either that or i will be asking u to help me so i dont f my grill up
     
  3. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    :laugh:
     
  4. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    mayday671

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    Let me know hommie!!
     
  5. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    tacokid09

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    id do it for sure!!!!!
     
  6. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    also depends on the mesh used, ie hole size, colors, etc.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Would be interested provided it can work with my grillecraft.

    I do not have patience to do the satoshi mod myself.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    yotamikez

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    Im down!!!
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    you are correct sir.
    looking to make it so that it could accommodate a few different types of mesh...:cool:
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    ronny97

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  11. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    that's cool. i have a metalmiller emblem that i'd like to keep:D

    but i do want to get rid of the grey inner grille w/o simply painting it.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    woody6047

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    Im sure alot of people would be down for it! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    113tac

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    i think this is a pretty good idea, might be interested depending on price/ looks
     
  14. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    kjf216

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    craig i love u right now haha
     
  15. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    :eek:
     
  16. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    Subscribed! I'm curious and want to see what the end result is first. ;) Sounds like a great deal if it works out. Thanks!
     
  17. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    paintdiddy

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  18. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    snowgod06

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    Are you able to offer factory color? or is painting going to be required?
     
  19. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    yotaman3130

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    cool man, ive already done the satoshi but interested in seeing what you get!
     
  20. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    would be the same color as factory - Black - no paint needed.
    that's colour if your in Canada... :D
    :canada:
     
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