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Satoshi suggestion/question...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Robocop, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Robocop

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    Now that I have a spare color matched grille I am beginning the satoshi mod on my factory chrome one. I have had no luck finding a metal grill locally and the stuff that is available here looks like the Lowes stuff that you can easily see through at all angles. I like the grillcrft stuff and while not as bad as the Lowes cheap mesh it still is easy to see through at times.

    While looking around hardware places I found a large section of plexiglass type stuff that is thick enough to give good support as a grille. I am thinking of drawing out some grid lines and drilling very small holes in the material. It sands well and should take paint well and I am curious if any here believe this would work?

    I could make the holes smaller than the grillcraft stuff thus allowing air through while making it harder to see through to the radiator. I figure if I line the holes up perfect it would look pretty nice painted black and installed in my grille. I am even considering finding a black section of thick plastic and drilling the same symetrical pattern in it for a grille.

    Is a metal grrille insert a must have for the satoshi or am I simply wasting my time trying to figure something else out?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Jonny what brand of grille is that you posted or where did you find it?....Is it the same as posted in the link?

    I saw a link when searching about this here and it was a cheaper version mesh that many had used and liked it. It was nice however I do think the holes could be smaller for a better effect. I believe it was 39.99 and made by customcargrills
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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