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Satoshi screw up.....poll

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chaos316, Dec 9, 2011.

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What to do what to do

Poll closed Jan 8, 2012.
  1. Start over

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. make it flush

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 2:47 AM
    #1
    chaos316

    chaos316 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was working on my satoshi, then out of no where i thought i might as well do the triangles. (iv been up all night and have been drained from studying for finals) So i screwed up cutting them out, and this project has been the first time I've ever used a dremel. Id post pics, but its so bad id be embarrassed lol. Just wondering if you guys thought it would look cool if the grill itself was satoshied, the the triangles have a "grill craft" mount to them, as in the mesh sitting flush.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 2:53 AM
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    chaos316

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    it really does look like a 5 year old did it all...... I'm ashamed of myself. and does anyone have any tips on using bondo? I've never used it before, and some people say its a b*tch to sand and get just right on mixing with hardener...
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 2:54 AM
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    ArMarine04

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    you cant vote accuratly without pics.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    chaos316

    chaos316 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:01 AM
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    markmatters

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    What do you mean no? Stop acting like a little kid and post some pictures...Atleast you had the balls to cut the grille up man...We want to see what you did..laugh and then the experts will probably chime in on a fix and you'll be happy..that's what this place is for...
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:09 AM
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    chaos316

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    i trimmed the hell out of it. one side has almost no more to trim, and is unfixable, but the other side trimmed at the right height, but i over cut one part of it.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:11 AM
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    markmatters

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    How do you plan to start over then? ....pictures or it didn't happen.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:14 AM
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    chaos316

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    new grill. ill post pics tomorrow
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:44 AM
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    JimmyBuckets

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    You can get an unpainted grill for $40 from partsgeek.com just read the post never used them though.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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  11. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    I wanna ssee pics of this but yea hell if its unfixable and you dont want to buy a grill i dont see a problem with doing it like a grillcraft and making everything flush...& bondo can be a bitch but its not bad, i would recommend scooping out a golf ball size worth of bondo and a thin line of hardener across it, when its mixed it should be a somewhat pinkish color but too much hardener and you will have like 5 minutes if that of work time with it..so just work with it a little bit and figure out the ratio to use.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    ST3VE

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    Im not an expert on this nor do I have the guts to cut my only grill up without a replacement first. But if I personally had any questions I would ask HomerTaco.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    Without pics there's not much anyone can say. But if you're not happy wit it, buy another grille and try again. But this time work very slowly and carefully.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Yours in sig looks good!
     
  15. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Yeah noone can really help unless we know what were looking at
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    If you hacked em up so much then sand it all smooth
    Fiberglass the triangles back to what they used to look like
    Bondo to make it all smooth and sweet looking
    mount your mesh to the back with bolts that are glued on or whatever you wish
    Then post pics.


    Bondo is easy, the directions are on the can,
    Golf ball size scoop (put golf ball next to can for reference)
    then a one inch strip of hardener and mix it up for awhile,
    I used a cut up soda can and a junk screwdriver to mix it.

    Having a satoshi in the middle and not on the sides looks sloppy in my opinion. Take your time and do it right! (I still need to do my sides)

    You will appreciate all your hard work in the end once its done. Feels way better than just buying something and bolting it on! My .02 cents
     
  17. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Thanks! I had zero auto body experience so I took the slow and steady approach. Worked on it three weekends in a row. I had to re-bondo/sand/prime a time or two, but the extra time and effort was worth it.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Pictures would help
     
  19. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Pic's damn it!
     
  20. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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