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why is it called a Satoshi grill?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 4banger4x4, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    4banger4x4

    4banger4x4 [OP] Probably should'nt have done that.

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    Ive always wondered this, its just something ive never understood
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    Same here........ I don't get it.......
     
  3. May 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    4banger4x4 [OP] Probably should'nt have done that.

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    I dont even know if im saying the damn thing right. Maybe its cause our trucks are from japan and so is Satoshi? :confused:
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    TcBob once went to a midget wrestling match. There he met a midget sumo wrestler named Mr. Satoshi. Mr. Satoshi couldn't find much work, so Bob have him a side gig working on his truck. Mr. Satoshi ended up building the first Satoshi on Bob's truck. People liked it so much that they soon had a fan club because of the grill. Bob expanded that fan club to the Internet and created Tacomaworld. At least I think that's how it went.
     
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  5. May 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    i put some money into this Toy
    hahaha i call bullshit
    :laugh:
     
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    Sounds legit.
     
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  7. May 20, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    some guy named Satoshi or using the name Satoshi created the first "satoshi" recessed grill ... not at all sexy or funny, but its the fact
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    Hmmmm? Ya I don't have a clue.:confused:

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  9. May 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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  10. May 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    ^ Solved.

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    I call BS too... but sure makes a damn good beginning for a campfire story!
     
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    Here is what I see as the most plausible origin after doing some online investigation. River Rat 69 earlier provided a detailed description already on this forum, but here is a condensed telling.

    "Satoshi" is Satoshi Miura.
    He is a Japanese business man and Hilux owner, who first modded a grill to replace the Toyota logo with the name plate. He is not a Toyota Motor Corporation designer or employee. Legend has it that this picture (linked to a Yotatech forum) started the global clamor for the grill. I know I want one.

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    Almost all attribution to Satoshi Miura as the "Satoshi Grill" originator traces back to a 4Runners.Org post by user Bob_98SR5. Bob lives in LA but hasn't posted on Yotatech since 2008.

    Bob_98SR5 on 4Runners.Org
      • His write up Post
        • Dated: 2/15/04
        • As noted, he pursued Mr. Miura by email and heard back from him
        • The link to Bob's description of Mr. Miura is broken, but River Rat 69 captured it earlier..
    Bob's Origin Story
    Bob_98SR5 on Yotatech
    Reference post on Yotatech.com.
    Seems like the best explanation I can find. Too bad for Satoshi there was no way he could copyright the design!

    Cheers, James









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