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splitting the stock grill in two can it be done????????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CrAiG, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    CrAiG

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    i was looking on here and seen if you order a grill it come in two half's the chrome and black are separate..
    can this be done to a stock 2010 grill and be put back together
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    It comes as one piece from the factory.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Buy the $30 grille from parts geek. It comes in two pieces, then i epoxied the tabs from the back. The factory melts all the tabs to the grille so idk if you can get them out, you would have to cut the tabs, leaving no more tab to be glued/melted back in.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    yeah your getting what im saying i just dont know if its worth trying or if anyone has
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Not worth it imo. The grille from parts geek that i used is a great value for what you pay. I satoshied mine and colormatched the outside piece. Having the grille in two parts is great because you dont have to tape and because you can paint the outside piece, wait for it to dry and work on fiberglassing and bondoing the grille piece, if satoshi is the path you are taking.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    wat?
    this splitting in half is what will be happening to use the piece HomerTaco is making for the satoshi GB.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I have taken a stock oem grill apart (non-chrome) & had the surround professionally painted then re-attached it.
    There are about 30 tabs in the back you cut off with a dremel or bend up with a small screwdriver.
    The surround comes off easily for painting, herculiner, plasti dippy whatever ...
    Re-attach with a solder iron, melt tabs back in place and/or plastic cement.
    It doesn't take that long at all.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    thanks for the advice ill definitely use that while reattaching it.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    well i decided to just go for it cus if i mess it up im only out $30 bucks to get a new one so here we go.

    Heres where there is no turning back
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    Heres the end result
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    well tell me what you all think
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    i did it with my stock 08 grill, just melted or ground the tabs down and she pulled apart. check out the "jamoshi grill" page, its what i used
     
  14. Oct 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    how did you re-attach the tabs? Did you melt them or what?
     
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