I think he's trying to say that there's obviously not anymore 1st Gen's being made, so the market right now is the limit, which means Tyler would have to be getting a fair amount of requests for it to be worth his time to start making designs, putting plans in the computer, pricing, manpower, etc.
Wikipedia:There were 768,325 Tacomas sold in the US between 2000-2004.
Even if only 1% want armor that is 7,683 potential customers.
Maybe. But just because new aren't being made doesn't mean people aren't modding them. At least around here, Folks tend to have more modded older vehicles while there (anecdotally) appear to be more stock current models. One of the reasons I got a 1st gen instead of a 2nd was so i could afford to mod it. I don't think the market for 1st gen armor is slowing down anytime soon.
All that being said, having a niche, for a specific vehicle / model years isn't a bad thing. Bummed it doesn't include mine, but it is what it is
That is a good point. I guess I didn't really think about the fact that older vehicles tend to get modded more.
I was just throwing my opinion out there, which has now shifted a bit. We all know how the internet needs more of those.