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"Small Lower Grill Removal"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jrh88er, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    Jrh88er

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    How do I remove the "small grille" in the bumper that is beneath the larger grille? I thought it was a "pop-out" but it does not seem to me...thanks...doug
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    its made to the bumper
     
  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    yosh2000

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    dremel??!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 3:14 AM
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    Sawsall worked for me. Just go slow and be very precise when cutting.

    Take your time....and you will be fine. Pic below is upper and lower Grillcraft.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    FYI: I installed a grillcraft upper and lower and thought it looked better with the lower grill staying in place and installing the grillcraft insert over it.

    I did however cut the top grill out before installing the upper grillcraft.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    EricT

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    I cut mine out with a thin hand saw, sanded, bondo'd where necessary, and painted. Came out great. Now if I can find some way to put in anchors for my mesh I will be done. I'm using the ABS screw boss idea, like I did on my upper, but I haven't found any product that glues well to the bumper which isn't abs, more like some sort of polyurethane.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Heres a picture of my install and I did not remove the lower grill.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    like most said thin hand saw or dremel will do the job...

    here's mines satoshi style (RGM & RBM)...:D ENJOY...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    rdcar

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    What did you use to get the toyota emblem on and how did you do it. About to get mine done and will send pics soon
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    either 3m double sided tape will work...if you want something more secure you have to use bolts and lock nut washers...
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    Someone else beat me to the response, but it was the "Super Heavy Duty" double sided tape by 3m. You can find it at Lowes/Hope Depot for about $4 a roll. It is VERY secure.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Thanks

    Trying not to use bolt so screws doesn't show. I was just afraid it will come off and fly if I use a double sided tape. How long have you guys had it on without anyproblem?
     
  14. Jul 18, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    I've had mine on for 3 months, it is just as "snug" on it as the day I put it on though. You can pull on the emblem and you would think it was superglued/bolted onto the grill.
     
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