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Satoshi Deep Dish

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TSubatis, May 5, 2009.

  1. May 5, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    TSubatis

    TSubatis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So after lots of research and shopping around TW for the 'best looking' grille I've decided to go with the Satoshi grille. Ordering an extra grille off the internet today, doing the dirty work over the next 2-3 weeks, and made an appointment to have it paint matched BSP over memorial day weekend. I'm thinking of using this mesh: (powdercoated black)

    http://www.customcargrills.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Diamond_Small

    I want to match the mesh to the small existing mesh that is on the grill. I know a few of you will say go with GrillCraft, but IMO that stuff is overpriced for a piece of powdercoated mesh. Any other suggestions?

    I'm contemplating the production of a second satoshi grille, most likely BSP also, and throwing it on ebay. I consider myself a pretty dextrous guy (built models for a living in college for architecture, so this is right up my alley) What do you guys think?

    Pictures to follow!
     
  2. May 5, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    I fiddled around the same idea as well. With how time consuming this is, it would be a pain to do more than 1 at a time unless you had a helper. Plus you would have to buy more grills to do it with, they take up a shit ton of space too.
     
  3. May 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    AFStoney

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    Have you thrown any $ figures around in your head, as far as what you would charge for the second grill? I'd be more than interested if the price were right (whatever the "right" price would be for something like this)...
     
  4. May 5, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    RAD

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    SATOSHI GRILL FTW!
    Its worth all the time and effort. When its over and you step back to see the final product. You shed a tear as if you've heard your first born say "Daddy" for the first time.

    Finished my BHLM w/Yellow Blink Lens & Yellow side reflectors. Goes w/Yellow Fogs.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    DO IT! ​
     
  5. May 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    TSubatis

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    haha, i appreciate the enthusiasm rayzian...

    Stoney, a small breakdown, off the top of my head...

    $100 for the grille
    $65 for the mesh
    $85 for the FJ40 emblem
    $75-100 for paint match
    ~$50 for fiberglass, bondo, primer, and hardware

    looks like the cost is going to pan out around 400 give or take
     
  6. Jun 29, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    TSubatis

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    So after lots hard labor the front end is finally done... Satoshi + BHLM + Scooped Hood + Black TRD Skidplate

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    New lift sitting in Box waiting to be installed: Billy 5100s, Toytec TSB AAL, Shims, Driveshaft carrier bearing drop...

    Also 285/75/16 Toyo A/Ts and Moto Metal 955 Blacks on the way!

    I know I know, I need foglights and tints....Soon enough

    Goddamn this website, its the sole reason I've gone in this direction with my stock taco and going to continue to spend so much money on it :D
     
  7. May 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Which emblems did you guys purchase? I've been looking around, but not sure what to get if I do the Satoshi grill.

    Oh, Rad, did you buy a custom grill or did you buy mesh and do it yourself? your satoshi job is pretty awesome. sweet truck.
     
  8. May 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    VooDoo

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    holy thread revival
     
  9. May 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Jerez

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    Post on his build thread
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    Seriously lol
     
  10. May 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    You could have at least waited a month so we could hit the two year mark.
     
  11. May 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    it would have been 3 years haha
     
  12. May 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    friggin phone.

    calculator on this thing sucks. ba da bing!
     
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