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Old 06-03-2015, 05:05 AM
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I've recently done several customizations to my 2007 Limited V8 4Runner so I thought I'd share a few photos.

1) Sport Hood Scoop: My 4Runner is a Limited, and it didn't have the Sport hood with the scoop, so I purchased a 3D Carbon pre-painted hood scoop. I used some mesh grille that I cut to fit and painted with some red PlastiDip.

2) Matte Black Racing Stripes: I used PlastiDip to paint the 2 racing stripes on the hood. The grille needed a bit of a refresh so I painted it as well.

3) Chrome Emblems: I used red PlastiDip to paint all of the chrome emblems red.

4) Wheels: I put red Scuffs wheel rim edging on each wheel and eventually plan to paint the rims with a dark metallic gray PlastiDip called Anthracite Gray.

5) Front Grille Mods: On the lower grille you can see some aftermarket billet aluminum chrome grille accenting, the upper portion of the grille had it as well but I removed it to paint the grille and decided to paint the chrome on the billet grille with red PlastiDip as well but ran out so I'll post more photos when that's finished. But I inserted 8 Eagle Eye LED's as you can see into the lower billet grille that I wired up as Daytime Running Lights, the chrome on the lower grille will be painted red eventually and I painted the V8 Emblem black so that it stands out on the red billet grille.

6) Steering Wheel: I purchased a black leather stitch on steering wheel cover with red accent stitching, it wasn't difficult to put on, it was just time consuming but looks way better than the typical slip on covers! I used some red trimming around the controls and once again painted the chrome Toyota Emblem with some red PlastiDip.

7) Toyota Grille Emblem: The part I'm most excited about is the front Toyota Emblem which I'm replacing with a custom Punisher Emblem that I've had custom fabricated and will be backlit with an LED connected to the DRL's, as well as a pulsing red LED that will be wired to my Viper Smart Start Alarm.

I just got my Punisher Skull replacement emblem in and put it on but I still need to wire up the backlighting for the emblem and figure out how to mount the LED's. I've got a few other ideas that I'm still working out but as soon as I get things planned out I'll post those ideas as well. If any of you have any questions, comments, or recommendations for any further modifications let me know, I look forward to hearing some feedback!

I got the design idea for the emblem from MetalMiller but after reading about all the problems everyone was having with him taking their money and at best fulfilling the orders in over a year with many people never receiving their orders at all! I looked elsewhere and I just couldn't find a Punisher Skull Emblem that I liked anywhere near as much but I found Fred at Plasma cutting PHOTO GALLERY who was willing to custom fabricate it for me with my own tweek of the design to allow for the backlighting. He kept me updated with photos every step of the way sending me the finished product in less than 10 days! Over all I'm very happy with the work he did, he even sent me a few extra bare metal cutouts that he had rejected for the final product due to some minor flaws which is great since I had considered ordering another one to make up a trailer hitch cover anyway, so all I need to do is sand it, paint it, and put it on. The only thing I was a bit disappointed about is that the emblem doesn't have the nice beveled edges like the one from MetalMiller but I paid less for a product that I actually received and I'm happy with it! So if you're interested in a Punisher Emblem like this one or happen to have your own idea for an emblem that you'd like to have fabricated I'd definitely recommend Plasma cutting PHOTO GALLERY he's a good guy, let him know I (Nate Miller) sent you.
 
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:17 AM
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Great looking man, nice grille with running LEDs..
 
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:37 AM
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Your ride looks great!
 
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Cool DRl LED lighting and the punisher logo.
 
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:36 AM
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Great job I highly appreciate you for these all facts about the pulsing red LED lightning. Great to read all the information that you have been providing through this forum post.Keep it up
 
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