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Old 02-02-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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Cool Did Toyota even make this?

I was driving home this weekend and spotted this Tacoma.......

Did Toyota even make a 1st gen DC LB?!?!?!? I've never heard of or seen one before. Do you think it was somebody's Frankenstein project? Whats the deal?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:03 AM   #3
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I've never seen one like this either....
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:56 AM   #4
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looks like a frankenstein project to me...

AFAIK the 1st gen tacomas that were DCab only had 1 bed length...and thats not it in the picture
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either that or it's a phenomenal photochop...
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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i dont think its a chop

but id question the frame integrity as i suspect its been lengthened somewhere in the middle
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The bed doesn't look like it lines up.

...Looks altered. (The truck, not the photo)
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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i dont think its a chop

but id question the frame integrity as i suspect its been lengthened somewhere in the middle
As long as it was done correctly, the integrity of the frame shouldnt be an issue.
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Definitely a frankenstein project. I am thinking the dropped the longer bed on after extending the frame. Double cabs didn't come out till 01-04. The would have had to extend the drive train also.
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Definitely a frankenstein project. I am thinking the dropped the longer bed on after extending the frame. Double cabs didn't come out till 01-04. The would have had to extend the drive train also.

its an 01-04 either way

the taillights changed in 01 too...and those are 01-04 taillights...

im just wondering why?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #12
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Definitely a frankenstein project. I am thinking the dropped the longer bed on after extending the frame. Double cabs didn't come out till 01-04. The would have had to extend the drive train also.
Extending the drivetrain is nothing more than just getting a longer drive shaft. Then, Lengthening the electrical wireing, and brake lines. Generally, when a frame is lengthened, they cut it between a crossmember, and reinforce it with plating.
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its an 01-04 either way

the taillights changed in 01 too...and those are 01-04 taillights...

im just wondering why?
The reason I never bought a double cab was because of the short bed lentgh. I like a big bed............... I like the look of that taco, just needs cleaned up a bit and some new sneakers.
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Too bad there is no undercarraige pics. That would be the proof of the pudding.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:00 AM   #16
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Too bad there is no undercarraige pics. That would be the proof of the pudding.
Yeah, guess I shoulda snapped a few undercarriage pics. It was right in front of a business that was all windows in the front though so it probably would have looked a bit funny seeing some guy on the ground and under their truck. They probably woulda thought I was trying to steal their Cat' or something.

I just pulled over to mess with my ipod adapter and went "wait, that's not a regular DC SB!" and grabbed my camera real quick. Maybe it'll be there the next time I drive through that town..... I'll get more pics if it is.
Here's one more slightly different shot
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Definitely a frankenstein project. I am thinking the dropped the longer bed on after extending the frame. Double cabs didn't come out till 01-04. The would have had to extend the drive train also.
I agree - there's no way that's a stock 'production' frame. The wheelbase has obviously been lengthened.

2001 - 2004 XtraCabs and Double Cabs had the same wheelbase, so this isn't some result of a Double Cab cab swap.

If Toyota ever built any one-off long bed Double Cab prototypes prior to the 2001 DC model introduction, I've never heard of it.
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