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Satoshi Grille Finished...Almost

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1BlkT, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    Decided on doing another recessed grille. This time I went ahead and did the triangular vent sides as well. Those were sorta a pain but I wanted it to be a little different. Everything went perfect this time around, can't really even tell that it was bondo/fiberglassed on the sides. However, I go to throw it on and the damn hood release was catching/rubbing where I had one of the posts to attach the grille.

    So as a heads up for those doing this mod make sure you leave enough space right there. Now I have to go back and cut it off and move it over. Not that big of a deal, just more time consuming on an already time consuming mod. End of Rant:cool:

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  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    haha, i usually look over shit like that, but i caught that when i made my write up.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    like the triangles!
    Thinking about painting the grille surround then doing this mod.
    Seems a little hard/time consuming tho
    I'm lazy and impatient
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    Did you use a grill craft mesh?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Yes.
    Nice work looks good, like the original tri's. starting on mine this weekend, hope it all goes well, it'll be a first bondo experience for me. thanks for the heads up on the latch rub! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    man there's no way I'd do this to my truck! I'd be too scared I'd screw something up and it looked like caca.

    Anyone in the Austin area who'd be willing to do this for me?
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Ya, I'm the same way normally which pisses me off even more that I made the mistake. The one I currently have on the truck wasn't close, but I guess I just rushed the measurement.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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  9. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    I used a perforated metal and opted for the smaller holes since I didn't want to see much behind the grille. Can't afford the grillcraft so I went cheap!
     
  10. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Sounds like when I helped a friend install the 5100's. We got one side on and then went to do the other but he didn't remember where he had the notch set so we had to uninstall/install again.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    haha yeah, did that on each side and forgot a washer on each side.
     
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