I know very original name, Yoda, has 403k miles on the original engine and gearbox, no power steering(broken), is green and slow, but when its time to exit the pavement, the little truck kicks ass.
I bought Yoda from a friend for $2000 with 350k miles on it, I had been around the truck for the last 200k when he bought it from his friend. I have had the truck about 1.5 years and have slowly been making it into an overland / expedition Tacoma.
I still have a lot to do to the truck, but here is what I have accomplished over the past 1.5 years.
2000 Tacoma Hybrid
Major things replaced
Instagram - OverlandYoda
How it sits today
Here it is the day I bought it
20in Genesis LED bar "The light of Day"
Addicted Offroad Front Bumper
Trail Gear Rear Bumper
Linden Pro 505XL CB
Toyota 3rd gen 4runner seats (BEST MOD BY FAR)
1.5in leveling front spacer
Cooper Discovery ATP
Things needing fixing..
Mods to come
LED interior lighting
All pro pack rack
Tepui two man RTT
Black 16in steelies (if you have some PM me)
1st "Mod" removing the grill guard and mud flaps. Dipping the stock wheels.
One of my first HF trips. And with the 265/75/16 Cooper Discover ATP installed
In July of 2014 I was in a little fender bender, t-boned a Jetta going perpendicular to the flow of traffic through a parking lot.. she had been driving 1 week, didn't know she couldn't just fly through parking lots.. Insurance totaled my truck for 6500! So I bought it back from insurance for 1900 and used the left over to buy bumpers
I got hit 600 miles before the 400k mile mark.. so for Yoda's "birthday" we went to hidden falls, he got to wear a party hat and a Pinata. I figured if I hit anyone without a bumper I would be really sad, but since candy would shoot out, it would make the accident bearable.
The big 400k
Camping at Turkey Bend
Rear bumper installed
Front installed with lightbar