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Old 01-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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My love of the Toyota truck started with this:


Back to the Future
was a great movie no doubt - but it also made me realize that this was the vehicle I wanted to drive.


So, after leaving college I got a loan from the old man & bought this:


87’ 4x4 extra cab w/ the carbureted 22R motor. As I recall it had 40K on it…

I don’t have a shot from when I bought it new but the above was after my first accident! (I rear-ended an Oldsmobile)

Modding started back then too... I picked up a replacement bed & did a swap. The beds on the mid eightes toyota's rusted really bad.






This truck was just a great big TOY! I had a roll bar, cap & tonneu cover & I would switch it up for the seasons… I also went a little nuts with the pinstriping…. That grid pattern took several days. (give me a break – it was the 90’s)


Spring dance with my GF at West Chester University:


A snowboarding trip to my parents vacation house in the Poconos…


We had a hell of a time together! Then in the summer of 1999 I decided I was due for an upgrade so we parted ways and I bought my first brand new Tacoma:




My 1st get Tacoma was a 99’ TRD Off Road Extended Cab 4X4. 3.4 V6 w/ 5spd manual. Surfside Green Mica exterior & Gray Interior. 1st Gen TRD Supercharger, K&N Intake, Sony HU Carpet Bed liner Custom Diamond Plate mud flaps & Bed Rails + all the Lund Crap I could get for it.









At 178K she was recalled for the frame rust issue & Toyota bought her back for $11,970.00!!!
(1.5X the “excellent” Kelly Blue Book Value)


I was happy with the deal of course, but it was also very sad. I did EVERYTHING with that truck. I drove coast to coast in the spring of 2000 & camped out in YellowStone National Park. I cruised through the Bad Lands in North Dakota. Numerous trips towing my ATV's all over the Mid-Atlantic.

I took as much of the aftermarket items I could off before she went to be put down. This is the last picture I have from where she sat in Team Toyota's Shop waiting to be hauled away...




There are a few parts from her in my new truck…


As luck would have it, the day I got the check from Toyota for the buyback I found this:




07’ double Cab TRD Sport 4x4.
4.0 V6 6spd Manual
36K on the ODO and bone stock, save for the Wade vent shades the day I got it.

Here is a more recent pic of what she looks like today:



And with the current 35's:


I won't list all the mods but instead I'll post a few shots of the places I've been blessed to visit:

Montana



Wyoming:


Beech Creek:








Baltimore:


Centralia:




Rausch Creek:






Abandoned Pa Turnpike:


Texas Gulf Coast:


Moab:







And of course my tag:
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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Nice build!
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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that 87 was pretty sick! are you gonna lift your current truck?
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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Nice build!
Thanks Chris!

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that 87 was pretty sick! are you gonna lift your current truck?
Probably not... I use it for work & average 500 miles a week...
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Nice Craig
Thank you Susan!
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Very Nice! When you talked about parting with the '99, it made me sad
Thanks, I still have many fond memories!
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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Probably not... I use it for work & average 500 miles a week...
ohhh alright, well it looks really good!
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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sees what you did there.
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Yeah... It is by far my favorite Mod to date!
Same here, I couldn't live without them.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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Cool story,pics always make a story better
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #15
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i really want that grid pattern on my truck and sweet interior
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #16
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Looking good Craig. I lost my 97 to the rust, still kind of miss it. I keep a picture of it sitting in the dealers lot waiting to be hauled away in my sig.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #17
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i really want that grid pattern on my truck and do you have any interior pics

SERIOUSLY!
that grid pattern was laid by hand with vinyl 3/16th pinstripe...
I literally spent several DAYS laying it out & cutting by hand.
IMHO your time would be better spent finding a shop that could die cut a spool of it.
each square was 1"X1"
You can find a TON of interior shots in the DIY link in the original post or in my gallery.
Thanks!
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i didnt any any home depot stickers on it

nice work craig
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