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1995.5 Tacomas only - how many are still out there

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RysiuM, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    Wsidr1

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  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    Lmao I didn't notice that:rofl:
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    (First part assumed- can only see “necks Only”)

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    (Zoomed in on poster, if ya’ll are as confused as I was at first ... )
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    near a cornfield, east of omaha
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    I also wonder about the wear and tear with that snow blade?

    I will tell you what a couple of local Toyota mechanics have told me over the years regarding the frames in the midwest (I am in NE but Chicago where that truck is located is same climate)

    the couple mechanics I have inquired about my frame say that the 'issues' were only with post '97 frames, '98 and beyond, and that I had no need to worry, I have taken their word as bond so far .. since they supposed to be the experts and all

    just curious if the frames were re-designed after '97
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Pretty sure it was a metal quality issue. While they will all rot out eventually, it seems like the late 90s-2011 were horrible. Take my 95 frame for example.. whole life in the Northeast, and just now getting crusty. I can’t say for sure, but I looked at so many later first gens around the time of the initial recall 10 years ago that were sooooo bad.
     
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  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    Only change I know of over the years was the relocation of the forward leaf spring mount. It’s in a slighlity different location on frames pre 98 I think.
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    any knowlege of your truck being undercoated/paint protection package by the PO at time of delivery or sometime after?
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    I think it maybe had one coat of something but I dont see it everywhere. I would have to compare to another. I think the most important thing is just washing it and keeping it clean. So many of these trucks rarely got washed, and were owned by ordinary people who just used and abused it as a truck lol. While its still no excuse, I think that contributed to the rust issues.
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Would you by any chance be able to post some pictures of your frame? It would be interesting to at least get a cursory comparison between mine, which is a 95 (April 95 to be exact) and in a salt state as well, to yours.
     
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  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    Yeah it's kinda sad really. I've also noticed there were no pictures of the engine.. So maybe that's done as well :( The plow also has to be killing that front end.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    I'm not sure, probably though. They added more safety features on the trucks, so why not "upgrade" the frame.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    me neither tbh...
     
  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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    they changed the front frame horns thats as far as they went with the frame as the years went along
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    leaf spring mounts and centre body mount.
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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    how could i forget, center body mount ive never heard of though
     
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  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    well. the rear body mount. its just slightly higher. only found out when i bought my body mount kit
     
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  18. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Did they start out with a 18 gallon gas tank?
    I have a 15 or 16 gallon tank and my truck was made in 1996.

    I know I can upgrade it to a 18 gallon tank if I wanted too as some others have
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    long bed i believe is how you get it
     
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    Reg cab has the same size bed
     

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