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The FJ Satoshi

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    tacoman15

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    If you need another genie pig please let me know :D plus I would be great advertising :cool:
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    I don't think that I'll need full grills... I'm guessing that by the way the FJ grill is built I may be able to just produce mesh inserts vs. building entire grills...
    This has several advantages over the current Tacoma setup I have now.
    I'll know more next week. :cool:
     
  3. Oct 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Look what I got today...

    [​IMG]

    Going to be a while until I can chop it up though... :eek:
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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  5. Oct 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    Well like I said I will be more than happy to be grill-less for a little while just in case you need another one :D
     
  6. Oct 25, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    tacoman15

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  7. Oct 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    Anything new on this? I am excited to see the outcome!
     
  8. Oct 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    I've got the thing hacked up already... Working on a prototype template. I'll get some progress pics up this weekend. :D
     
  9. Oct 26, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    So I had a few minutes earlier this week to toy around with this project...

    First step was to remove the inner surround from the outer. this was easily done by taking out 6 Philip Head screws and carefully unclipping it at a few spots:

    [​IMG]

    Now the next step was to get rid of the stock plastic "mesh" and still retain the mounting points and the guide pins on the inner piece:

    [​IMG]

    Next I want to clean up the edges which will allow for the placement of a new mesh insert:

    [​IMG]

    This is about as far as I got with the 15-20 min I had to mess with it. :eek:

    As always - More to come. :D

    Thank you,
    ~ Craig
     
  10. Oct 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    I noticed when I had mine off the other day that the "mesh" just unscrewed. Pretty neat. Can't see what you have in store.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    Subscribed. I can't wait to see what you can do with it. My grille is cracked and the paint is chipping from heavy offroad use and a branch giving it a good whack.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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  14. Dec 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    Craig the wifey wants the orange FJ that just came out. So I may have to give you some more money :)
     
  15. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Got some down time while waiting on parts for the current satoshi batch so I thought I'd pay some attention to this project again...

    Spent about 10min finishing of the opening of this inner surround.
    Since i intend to have the mesh mount flush with the outermost part of that lip I did not fill in those holes leftover from cutting out the stock grill.
    Once the new insert is in you'll never see them anyway...

    Next move is to build a template for forming the mesh insert now that the surround is prepped.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Dec 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    Looks awesome Craig! Thank you for yet another opportunity to give you my money :thumbsup:
     
  17. Dec 18, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    :laughing:
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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  19. Mar 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    What can you build for me ? Raptor style maybe?
     
  20. Mar 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    lol. leave that one just the way it is. ;)
     
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