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What makes a Satoshi Grille?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MadeInMaine, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    MadeInMaine

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    Hey Fellas,

    So I am making a new grill, similar to the Satoshi grille (grillcraft). I would rather make one myself, than buy one.

    But what makes that style called a Satoshi? Is that just a name, or is there reasoning behind it?

    Cheers
     
  2. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Search the DIY Satoshi. You can put any kind of mesh you want in the grill. Look at www.customcargrilles.com and you'll find some options.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    It's just a [sur]name (of the first guy who made one for his 4Runner).
     
  4. Aug 8, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    A true 'Satoshi Mod' involves a mesh grille insert and an old school 'T O Y O T A' emblem to emulate the look of a classic FJ grille.

    The Satoshi Mod originated some years ago on 4Runners, and is well-documented on YotaTech. Satoshi Miura was the originator of the mod, and it was named in his honor.

    The classic Satoshi 4Runner writeup can be found at:

    http://www.4runners.org/writeups/satoshi/index.html

    As the years passed, the term 'Satoshi' came to be widely (mis-)used to refer to any mesh grille replacement.
     
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    Ha, wiseguy... good call :D
     
  7. Aug 8, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Yeh, I am not going to buy one.
    I am going to make one, make the mesh screen, recessed and all....

    Thanks for the notes guys
    I just wanted to know why it was called 'Satoshi'

    Cheers
     
  9. Aug 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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