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The 4Runner Satoshi

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Aug 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    agreed.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    That is what mine is. :D
     
  3. Sep 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    JWaldz

    JWaldz Gone Crawlin'

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    Whatever happened to the interest here? Deciding not to do it?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    No, I will eventually. Just have to find the time.:eek:
     
  5. Jan 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    JWaldz

    JWaldz Gone Crawlin'

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    I think the time is now! :D
     
  6. Jan 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Unfortunately no, it is not.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    4runner with satoshi
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    got a 5th Gen grill to try...

    [​IMG]

    more to come...
     
  9. Feb 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    sized up some smaller "raptor" style letters...

    [​IMG]

    Gutted the center:

    [​IMG]

    My goal is to create an insert kit for this - much like my thought process with the FJ grill I still have not completed... :eek:

    Not sure where it's going but its going. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Feb 26, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    Any update on this? You built one for my Taco and I would love one for my 2012 4Runner!
     
  11. Feb 26, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I have not had any spare material to use to experiment but I'll be picking some up this Friday.
    Maybe this coming weekend? :notsure:
     
  12. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    How is this coming? would love to pick one up for my moms '13 if she likes he way it looks.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    Trying to work out some angles. :(
     
  14. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Time for an update...

    Here is the prototype mesh... I was finally able to work out the slots for the smaller letters. This was very difficult due to my equipment limitations.:(

    [​IMG]

    Here is my next obstacle:

    [​IMG]

    As you can see the bottom of the grill has a very pronounced outward bow. On the Tacoma grills I can simply modify the cut of the surround to accept the flatter mesh but with this I need to make the mesh fit the surround as is or I'm stuck. :(

    I cannot simply bend it this way since the slots make the mesh very rigid.

    Here is what I get when I try to make it conform:

    [​IMG]

    Tough to see but the back of the slotted section is buckling... :frusty:

    This is going to take a while longer to work out I'm afraid...

    Bear with me. :eek:
     
  15. Apr 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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    kevinpt3

    kevinpt3 4runner *****

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    4th gen 4runner owner here. wanting to know if you come up with anything
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    I think I've got it. :cool:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'll get this Powder Coated with my next run and then get with the owner for a test fitting.

    Once that's done I'll see about production.

    :D
     
  17. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    Im in.... I wish it were not so taxing for you Craig, but the work looks well worth it.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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  19. May 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    Hopefully you can start up on a 4th gen again in the near distant future. Look forward to seeing more of these being made for 4runners (taco owners cant have all the fun now).
     
  20. May 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    Sir, your 5th Gen 4runner grille modification is looking great. I love the look of the Raptor Style Grille.

    Any new update on this grille. How did the finish product turn out.

    If you decide to put it into production, I would like to get my name on the list for a special order on one of these. Thanks.
     
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