I have always wanted a 1st gen Tacoma for a daily driver and weekend wheeler but could never afford one with the cost of school and all my other projects, so I bought a truck that needed a lot of work.
Here's what it looks like today after a year and a half of work
2000 Tacoma TRD currently has 78k miles
3.4 5 speed 4x4
01 front end conversion
OME 881s and sport struts
stock leaf springs
ARB bull bar
3rd gen 4runner 5 star wheels with duplicolor gunmetal paint
bed bobbed 13.25"
285/75 Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
SecondSkin sound deadened floor
Still to come:
custom rear bumper
OME 883's up front
OME dakar springs & sport socks out back
expo ins and outs
How I bought it:
I found this truck on CL from a guy who bought it from a salvage auction.
As you can see, it had a small fire at one point in its life.
Looks like it started in the fuel tank.
The fire burned up everything behind the cab, as well as melted the windows an the interior inside the cab.
It had 74k true miles (I had a friend carfax it), ran, and the AC worked!
No working brakes however.
Downside is the truck does have a salvaged title, but I was looking for a truck to build and keep. Having been through the truck with a fine tooth comb, I'm confident it's sound, and reliable so the title problem doesn't bother me.
It also came with two parts trucks:
more details and pictures to come