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Trying to Make Custom Grill

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Corndog, May 7, 2018.

  1. May 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Corndog

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    I'm playing around with some ideas for a custom grill. I got the EAG grill and I plan on painting the surround of the grill blue to match my truck. I cut out some clear acrylic letters yesterday just playing around. I'm trying to decide if I want the letters to be clear, black or blue or if there is any way to light up the acrylic with LED lights. I'm also wondering if the lettering should be smaller or I should be some sort of band across the grill rather than adhering the letters directly to the honeycomb.

    Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be appreciated!

    Tundra Grill.jpg
     
  2. May 7, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    Lettering is the right size in my opinion and adding a color will make it stand out for people to see. Adding the LED light effect will make it really pop. If you are looking to eventually replace the lettering on your grill I would go with a band behind the letters or if you do not want a band you can individually attach each letter via a bolt and nut using a strong epoxy.
     
  3. May 7, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Those letters look awesome. Color matched and back lit would be sick!
     
  4. May 7, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    I may try a band with TUNDRA etched in to the acrylic and see if there is a good way to LED light them from the sides since the LED light travels along the acrylic...something like the attached pic.

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  5. May 7, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    This is gonna look sick please show results. I ordered an EAG grill for my 2nd gen and wanted to put white letters [TUNDRA] across
     
  7. May 17, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    How did this turn out?
     
  8. May 17, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    I think that the letters are the right size. What about a strip at the top and bottom of the letters to attach them to the grill then you could put the leds in the strips to light them up from top and bottom?
     
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    Damn that is pretty sick :bowdown:
     
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  12. May 18, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    I've been waiting to paint my grill surround, letters, bumper ends and fender flares at my friend's shop. Unfortunately I went on vacation and then he went on vacation. I should install it at the end of June.
     
  13. May 18, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    lol dude ur killing me how am i suppose to steal your idea when ur going to take until june to get it done lol. oh by the way ask your buddy what he would charge to paint just the surround on a silver tundra.

    thanks
     
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    Facts lol
     
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    Truth
     
  16. May 18, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    I'm waiting to mimic this idea too. Just wanna see end result
     
  17. May 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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  18. May 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    They do have a gray surround and black.
     
  19. May 23, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    That grill have the same top mounting parts as the oem one?
     
  20. May 24, 2018 at 3:08 AM
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    They have a black for the 2nd gen? I can only find grey
     
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    Good looking bro!
     

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