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Project Face-lift... custom grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dustin81, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    dustin81

    dustin81 [OP] DUSTOFF

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    before...
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    during...
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    after...
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    -Still need to mount the lights

    what do you all think?
    option 1. finish it out with a BHLM or
    option 2. paint thinner the grill to give it the chrome billet look, and leave the headlights.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

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    Paint the KC covers black to match the grill and call it good enough.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    himmie

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    Interesting idea, looks good.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    ratrod

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    nice mod!
     
  5. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    DWreck

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    Sick!
     
  6. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Looks good, and those fenders don't look half bad on your truck.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    00taco

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    greatly executed sir! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Paint all the chrome black, except the KC letter outline. And do the BHLM.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    dustin81

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    thanks for the comments and advice :D
     
  10. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    BeardedWeirdo

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    Looks good. However, it flows a lot better all 1 color. So I would suggest:

    1. Leave everything chrome.

    -OR-

    2. Paint the chrome KC covers black to go all black.

    -OR-

    3. Paint the chrome KC covers black, but paint the "KC" logos super white.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    thenomad

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    paint

    just because I hate chrome

    Nice work man
     
  12. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    LEX

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    Nice work. I thought about doing something like that on a '11 grill.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    08PRELB

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    Looks good I would paint the kc covers black.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Pugga

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    Interesting idea... I'd lose the chrome on the KC covers. Either black or superwhite to match the truck. Otherwise, nice truck!
     
  15. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    i would black it all out also, and leave the kc part chrome. it is cool looking, i like it.
     
  16. Nov 24, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    i think im leaning toward option 2, but i cant decide
     
  17. Nov 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    wow that looks great, good work.
     
  18. Mar 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    whered you get those bolt on look fenders?
     
  19. Mar 23, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Looks great! I've been thinking of doing something similar with a stock grill I have. X2 on the black, would look good with white.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    thanks... ill post up some current pics in a bit
     
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