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Quick Cosmetic Mod – I drive a TOYOTA TRUCK!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by barlowrs, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I could tell my truck was having some self esteem issues, as here she is this big truck driving around sharing the same Toyota logo as your grandmas corolla, so I figured I would try to make her feel better about herself..after all, she is a TOYOTA TRUCK!
    Step one was to get the parts laser cut, MetalMiller (Username here on Tacomaworld) let me use his great laser cutting services to cut out all three pieces along with a backing plate. He did a great job!
    After some time in my machine shop, I had the edge of the outer oval blended, as well as guide holes drilled through backplate to hold the front pieces on. (Yes I did mess up once so you can see my incorrect hole…I did some math wrong on the mill..haha).
    My original plan was to just press fit some pins and epoxy the pieces to the back plate, though considering how much I beat my truck up, and the fact that these are solid steel (heavy) parts, I was afraid it wouldn’t hold. I decided to tap each hole and use some 8-32 set screws with locktite to hold them in place.
    After a quick trip to the chrome shop for the front peices and a few coats of flat black rustoleum on the back plate, here are the parts laid out.
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    And here it is installed on the grill:
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    And on the truck:
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    I can tell she feels a lot better now, after all she is a TOYOTA TRUCK and proud of it.
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  2. May 25, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    davidpick

    davidpick NWXPDTN

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    i like that a lot -- looks sharp. The closest I have is the toyota trucks keychain. :)
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    toyotacoma

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    diggin the new mod :)
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    bdwsrjoe

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    Thats cool. How much to make me one?
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    You should have know problem selling those, especially on this site.
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Agent7

    Agent7 Senior Executive of Nothing.

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    Nice job! Toyota should actually use that badge on their truck lineup...
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    TacoRan

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    Love it! The only thing more awsome than that badge is the truck you bolted on.
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I'm up for one. How much? When? :D Looks better than the original sombrero fo sho.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    barlowrs

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    Couldnt agree more...whats the point in having a special toyota truck logo if you are not going to use it?
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Squid

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    That badge is awesome, I would definitely rock one!

    BTW, your Tacoma is badass! :bowdown:
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    barlowrs

    barlowrs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those that are interested in buying it, unfortunately, it really isn’t cost effective. I doubt anyone would want to pay what it cost me.

    it was like $75 to get the parts cut out, anther $50 for chrome (originally $80 but I negotiated down). The rest was just my time in my machine shop that didn’t cost me anything.

    This is a good project for someone to do themselves, but I doubt anyone would want to pay me all that money for it. Sorry guys, if I could get the parts cut myself I could do it a lot cheaper.
     
  12. May 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    That is pretty cool I likes :)
     
  13. May 25, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    your truck looks fantastic. the new emblem is GREAT!!! very tranformer like.
     
  14. May 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    You could have at least changed the wording for this forum...
     
  15. May 25, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    HAHA i was wondering if anyone would catch that....I will change it now, sorry, just lazy. I always type my writeups in word first so I can spellcheck (I am horrible speller), then copy and paste.
     
  16. May 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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  17. May 25, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    that's BAD @SS bro...:D...me likey...
     
  18. May 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    That's awesome. I have wanted to integrate that emblem into my truck somehow but haven't been sure exactly how I was going to do it. Thanks for the idea. I don't know why Toyota doesn't use it anywhere except for advertising.
     
  19. May 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I love your truck even more now. :drool:
     
  20. May 25, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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