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Satoshi materials?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rbeezy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    rbeezy

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    I might attempt to do the Satoshi myself, but I just wanted to know what materials are needed to do so. This would be my first time using bondo, but the local parts store has different kinds of "bondo". So Im not sure if I picked out the right stuff. Anybody that has done this before, please let me know if Im good to go (see pics below)....

    Oh yeah, what else do I buy as far as sandpaper and spray paint?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    thats the bondo i used. make sure you pick up the fiber glass resin. some spreaders as well
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    whats the fiber glass resin... is that another kind of bondo? or do i use that in addition to what i bought?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    rbeezy,

    As you you new to the Satoshi process, there's several very excellent how to threads, with lots of detailed pics on TW, just search for "Satoshi".

    This is not a hard process, but take your time, allow things to cure/dry for each step as you proceed.

    Beside the bondo you'll need fiberglass cloth, fiberglass resin, several grades of sand paper, primer and the color coat of your choice. Again the process is completely explained with text and pics in the how-to posts on TW.

    Go luck with you Satoshi.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Homer is gonna smash this thread, Hes like the god of satoshi grills around here!
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    ya i searched for it but couldnt find a "how to" on the 1st page. i didnt really want to go thru hella pages just to find it.

    but thanks for the ingredients, thats just what i was looking for

    ya i had talked to Homer already and was in line to get a grill from him. but im kinda broke at the moment so Im now deciding to do the labor myself
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    just ordered a 2008 grill from partsgeek. hope its a good fit on my 2011....
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    im in the middle of doing my grill, i can post some pics of the stuff i used if youd like?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    yesssur... thanks
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    [​IMG]

    only thing missing is the black paint i used to spray the inside
     
  11. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    nice, thanks. that helps a lot
     
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    do yourself a huge favor too and if you go out and buy a dremel buy one that is corded. The battery sucked on mine and i had to wait almost every 20 minutes becuase it would die.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    im probably just gonna use a hand saw
     
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    Click my Sig Pic for my build thread. Too many to list here.
    search for homertaco's threads. He had a bunch of pictures I used when I did mine. Another option to fill the sides rather then fiberglass is to use some of the plastic from the center piece you cut out. basically just tracing a piece to fit inside and then putting another piece of plastic behind it to add strength and hold it in place. Then after the epoxy or whatever is cured, you can sand it down and apply some bondo. Or you can forgo the fill process entirely and do a thin lip version. Thats what I did. And on another note... homertaco also sells mesh. Heres how mine turned out.

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  16. Jan 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    i haz dis:

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    :drool: i love it
     
  17. Jan 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    and this part i circled is completly worth it and always saves trouble, its a flexible attachment thats about 1-1/2 - 2 ft long

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    There is a guy from a local truck store (Truck Outfitters, Calgary, AB) who has an X-Runner and he did the Satoshi grill but staggered with a chrome mesh behind the black. Looks so cool when you walk from left to right as it starts to look 3D if that makes sense. Just an idea....
     
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