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ShockIt's SATOSHI

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shockittillyareconizeit, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

    shockittillyareconizeit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :headbang:WARNING!!! THIS MOD TOOK ME 13 1/2 HOURS TO COMPLETE WORKING STRAIGHT THROUGH IN ONE DAY. NOT FOR THE FAINT.

    DO NOT DO THIS MOD IF YOU ARE ON IBUPROFEN, YOUR JAM LIVES IN YOUR PANTS, YOUR LEGS ARE NAILED TO YOUR MOTHER.

    AND ALSO, I HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND I WOULD GIVE IT ABOUT A 4/10 FOR DIFFICULTY. IT'S THE TIME THATS THE ISSUE. IT'S A 10/10 WHEN IT COMES TO TIME!!!!

    So i had been wanting to do my own satoshi for a while but was really scared cuz i didn't have another grille in case i screwed it up, but i just grabbed my cajones and did it.

    So here's what my truck with grille looked like before hand
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    So i took the grille out
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    Set up all the tools and stuff
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    Cut through the old grille
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    And this is what it looked like after the cutting was done. Took about an hour and a half
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    Sanded everything down with 60 gritt sandpaper
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    Then came the fiberglass kit that i got from autozone
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    Then while the fiberglass was curing, i decided to clean up the work area
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    And also relocate my horns over to the driver side almost up to the windshield where the other screw holes were
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    After about 2 hours, the fibeglass was ready to go, so i untaped it and bondo'd.
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    I didn't take pictures of the bondo, sanding, or painting cuz at that point i was just ready to be done.

    And finally after 13 1/2 hours of working on this grille, i finished at 02:30.

    You can't really see it that well cuz it was dark, but i'll get better pics when my truck gets washed today.

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    Today i got these pictures just so you could see the finished product
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    I'll post some more in a bit after its washed cuz it's very dirty right now cuz of all the dust and crap.

    But that's it. :D I'm very happy with the finished product, being that i have never done anything like this in my life before. There are some minor imperfections in the paint that i'll have to fix up, but really good for my first one.

    All products used:
    -Dremel - The key tool in the entire mod(THANKS KEVIN!!!)
    -60, 220, 320 gritt sand paper
    -3M painters tape
    -fiberglass repair kit from autozone
    -bondo
    -rustoleum auto primer, flat black spray paint, clear coat
    -mesh
    -zip ties
    -zip tie clamps
    -locktite for plastic

    Total spent about 100 bucks

    :yay::cheers::amen:
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    derekabraham

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  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Burgman

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    very nice
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    nice job, Im in the middle of completing mine, it should be done this week will be posting pictures.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

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    Thanks, yeah it looks awesome! I'm really happy with it.:)
     
  6. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    Capita

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    Wow! looks great man!
     
  7. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Looks good. Did you black out the radiator or no? Also, if you're not doing anything with your stock Toyota emblem let me know, I'm looking for one.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

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    Yeah, i painted the radiator and surrounding frame also. And no, i'm not doing anything with it. You can have it if you want it. Reznor, PM me your info and i'll send it to you.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Tbird

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    Looks sweet.

    I'm gonna do it...but I'm still debating on whether to mount the grill to the front like you did...or to the rear of the grill like others have done. The rear mount method will be a good bit more involved...but that's how I'm leaning.

    Again...good job!
     
  10. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    PM sent!

    If you're feeling brave one day you should give the mini triangle grilles a shot...pain in the ass those things are!
     
  11. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

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    Na, i did rear mounting. It's a recessed grille. You cant see it that well but i'll get better pics in a bit after it's washed.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Looks great man. Doesn't it feel good when it is finished and you know you did it? :bananadance:
     
  13. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    man thats one good looking dremel tool :)
     
  14. Aug 23, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    looks good. where did you get the mesh from?
     
  15. Aug 23, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    lookn good
     
  16. Aug 23, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

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    Yeah, it really does feel good knowing i put that hard work into it and it looks great!

    That IS one good looking dremel!!

    Got it from Lowe's. 13.95 for like 20ftx2ft. Then instead of lying it straight across, i slanted it to go with diamonds instead of squares. :)
     
  17. Aug 23, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    nice work! looks great!
     
  18. Aug 23, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Nice work man!
     
  19. Aug 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Incognito

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    Looks awesome!
     
  20. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    jonny

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    looks good.
    I knew i couldnt have been the only one who spent about 100 bucks on this mod. before i did mine someone said it would be around 40 bucks and a couple hours to do. lol
    wrong!

    good job man:thumbsup:
     
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