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The HomerTaco GrillCraft Alternative...

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    So I have been kicking this idea around for a long time:

    A flush mount mesh similar to the GrillCraft Product...

    I went so far as to borrow another members GrillCraft with the hopes of finding a way to replicate it with the mesh that I currently have for sale. Unfortunately the way they are constructed is beyond the capabilities of what i can do in my shop at home.:(
    I returned the grill to its owner (thanks JLink) and gave up for a while...

    Recently I needed to get my hands on some thinner mesh to continue to create the "TRD" grill in my sig. Another member had PM'ed me about possibly "sandwiching" the mesh between the inner & outer surround.

    Well, now that I have this thinner mesh in both M1 & M4 i gave it a shot:

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    Here's what it looks like from the back:
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    I'm really pleased with the way it turned out & I plan on having this entire grill painted to 040 (super white) - by this I mean outer surround and mesh.

    Cost will be between $250 & $300 It really depends on what the painting costs will be.

    I'm not taking orders just yet, but I would like to get some feedback... If there is anyone on my list already that wants to switch to this style instead I would consider it.:D

    NO - I will NOT sell just the mesh for this grill. The assembly is really challenging & I don't need anyone disappointed in something I ship them.

    Please let me know what you think!
    Thank you,
    ~ Craig
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Toyota Tech31

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    That looks really good, if i hadnt already satoshi'ed i would be interested for sure. I like it!
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    That does look awesome!
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    IslandBoy86

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    Is this a Do it yourself kind of project? or you going to share the details on how to make?
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    No, not a DIY... This is a complete grill ready to bolt on. I'll post "how to's" for everything I make.... Once I'm done with making them... :anonymous:
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    :thumbsup: looks great Craig
     
  7. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Homer....could you imprint the TRD on it like the one in your sig?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I'm going to fucking regret this...
    yes.. on the M4 mesh I could....
     
  9. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Love the look!
     
  10. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    :laughing: bump
     
  11. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Bish! ;)
     
  12. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    That'd look awesome! I'm gonna have to do some talkin' with the wife! Keep up the good work Homer...you have some real talent with this stuff!
     
  13. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Thanks! I was thinking about the logo impression as I was building this one. I would need to make a reverse die so the logo would be pushed in instead of out. That is the only way it would work...
     
  14. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Looks good Homer!

    If i already hadnt satoshi'd mine with your mesh of course :p i'd be talking to the rentz

    :D
     
  15. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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  16. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    looks great man the things i like most about my grill craft though are the type of mesh they use and there powder coat is very nice.

    is there any chance you would be able to offer a similar style of mesh to the grill craft?
     
  17. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Looks good Craig
     
  18. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Very nice looking, and it looks like a simple mod that doesnt require a ton of bondo and fiberglass.

    I also like that it is still slightly recessed and it looks much better than the grill craft.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    NC15TRD

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    I think with this setup the TRD coming out of the mesh instead of into it would look really cool!
     
  20. Nov 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Looks nice but isn't that nearly the price of Grillcrafts?
     
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