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TWLTRD11's Satoshi Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TWLTRD11, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    Started with a MGM OEM Grill I got off ebay. 65$ shipped to my door.
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    Followed HomerTaco's advice on using the dremel on the tabs
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    Both pieces separated now
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    Cut out of the middle with a small hand saw
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    Without the middle in
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    Sanded down all the tabs
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    Bailey, the supervisor for the day
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    Picked up some sandpaper, filler primer, and black paint to use on the inside lip of the grill. I plan to fill the gaps in the sides with extra pieces from the middle of the grill and also using epoxy to attach some bolts around the edge to secure the mesh. I am trying to decide if I want to order the Devil horns symbol for the grill or go a different route. The outer piece will go to the pro here soon to be painted Super White. I will be ordering the M4 mesh from HomerTaco eventually as well. More to come soon!
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Looks good so far!
     
  3. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Looks good, can't wait to see the end result. I really wanna do this, just nervous to
     
  4. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    We'll patiently await the finished product
    Hope it goes quicker than mine did.


    CC
     
  5. Oct 20, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    Thanks guys.
    CC, yours turned out really well though because of your hardwork/detail on it. I flipped your process on it as well.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    looks nice. im waiting for the other grill to come in before i attempt this. Keep us updated with your pictures.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    TWLTRD11,

    Nice project. I've done several myself; on the latest one I separated the grille parts using the dremel on the tabs just as you and HomerTaco have done. On completion and installation of the grille I noticed a low tone vibration coming from the grille area, starting at 30mph. I replace the new grille for and older satoshi and the low tone vanished. Close inspection of the new satoshi revealed while I thought I was being thorough mating the two halves back together, there were several place, especially the top, where reattachment was dismal at best.

    I have mine split apart again and will be very interested if you would detail how you secure the two halves firmly together.

    Cheers

    Bob
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    OP Is your dog any help, mine just gets under my feet.. Jim
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Don't be nervous. It really is easy if you just take your time. I had never done any body work at all before I made my satoshi and it turned out damn near perfect. If I can do it, you can do it.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    Bob - I will be melting the tabs back together with the back of the grill. I will probably apply some epoxy in crucial areas to help with that separating that could happen.
    Also, pretty much what Snake said. I am taking my time due to work and other things going on so I just work on parts when I can. I plan to get the pieces back in on the sides tonight some time.

    Jim - He just hangs around usually. Not in the way much.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    i just ordered a grille off of carparts.com, i cant wait to get it in. I'm not sure if I'm going to attempt the Satoshi, but I'm definitely going to color match it (BSP) I hate my current chrome grille. I think my problem would be doing the mesh correctly.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    TWLTRD11 and river rat 69,

    Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

    When I parted the grille halves I carefully used the Dremel to only cut/grind enough to get the assembly apart. Despite my efforts most of the plastic pins would no longer contact the grille half. I did use 15 minute epoxy, adding West Systems Colloidal Silica, to thicken the epoxy to keep the "running" at a minimum to reassemble the halves. I build and fly R/C aircraft so have lots of epoxies, glues and "stuff" around that lends it self to doing a Satoshi project.

    As I mentioned, I thought I was paying very close attention to the reassembly, the was proved wrong.
    Got some new spring clamps to aid in my next effort. Might have to take some pics.

    I appreciate your inputs.

    Cheers

    Bob
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    Bob,
    Might wanna check HomerTaco's thread about reassembling the grills. He heats the tabs and melts the two back together. Maybe that can work you next time? Sounds like you have plenty of materials though for this type of project.

    Corner triangles have been cut out and plastic has been cut to fill in the holes on the sides. Pictures to come tomorrow.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    I melt everything...

    the fumes aren't tha baD Re ll y i m fINe ./!

    :bananadead:
     
  16. Oct 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    Cut up the bottom piece of the grill to use as the fillers.
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    Some rough cut outs from the plastic. The extra pieces should come in handy when I attach the cutouts.
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    Got them rounded out and fitted.
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    Cut out the triangles.
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    How she sits as of now until I get some epoxy.
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  17. Oct 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    I hear ya! I had to take a shower as soon I went inside. My clothes just soaked that smell up.:goingcrazy::bananadance::bananadead:
     
  18. Oct 22, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Looking good so far! :thumbsup:

    Have fun with that epoxy! :laugh:

    ;)
     
  19. Oct 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Looks good so far, keep us posted.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Used the extra plastic for some tabs on the fill pieces.
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    Both sides of the grill with the inserts. Excess expoxy will be sanded down and bondo to fill the rest of the gaps.
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    Used some more remaining plastic to give some backing for the bondo to come later.
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