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1st truck ever is a Taco

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Perpetualsharon, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Perpetualsharon

    Perpetualsharon [OP] I'm a nerd.

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    Sharon
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    I plugged in my cell phone and GPS, air freshener... And I mod'd the square cup holders to fit my round cups.
    Ok.. First things first... I am a girly girl(that may be "was", now) and never ever thought I wanted to own a truck, much less a 4wd truck. My nice smooth-riding grocery getting Buick is 10 yrs old and having transmission issues and I didn't like driving it through the ghetto to work every day. One day it's gonna leave me stranded between a bullet and my rail yard. After tons of research, I settled on my new-to-me ride: one owner/older man, '99 Tacoma 4WD, V6,TRD package, towing pkg and it came with a handy dandy camper shell.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/317282/cat/500/ppuser/100679
    I uploaded photos to my gallery but stoopid iPads don't like the copy/paste image code function and I can't seem to guess the right linkage to post individual photos in this thread. One day I will get the pc un-hosed so I can use it in forums and stuffs.

    Anyway, sorry, I'm a girl..I take a while to get to the point...

    Mods I want:
    - BIG powered mirrors - need help figuring out what parts to buy. I have power windows and door locks. There is a blank space on the driver door panel for where I think the power mirror controls should be...
    - Ride Rites
    - New carpet (first owner left a cig burn in the carpet on drivers side)
    - New(er) center console. I don't have any square coffee cups.
    - different seats or at least shorter head rests. I'm so short the stock head rest are in my line of vision when looking out the rear passenger glass.


    Repairs to make:
    - Headlamp covers are a little yellowed
    - Driver Rear indicator - whole thing lights up when you brake... Missing a divider or something? I haven't pulled it apart yet to look at it. - 05/13 done
    - there's a switch by the auxiliary ports...dunno what it does but I'm thinking maybe the light in the camper... Bulb is burned out or the wiring is bad *shrug*
    - new K&N air filter (filter only) - 03/23/13 done

    Those are my burning mods and repairs. As soon as the snow melts, I'm going to start working on these little projects.
     
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  2. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    Large

    Large Red

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    Welcome, :wave: Since you are a female you will get plenty of helpful responses. Nice truck btw.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Welcome to TW
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    5100's set to 1.75" Wheelers 3 leaf progressive AAL & 5100's for the rear Konig Countersteer Offroads K&N Drop in WeatherTech's Bed Mat Blacked out Badges Rear leaf TSB
    Welcome to TW! Nice Truck!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug Washington State University

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    Welcome!

    Not sure about replacing the carpet, but I know some other guy did it on here. Also, my Dad replaced the stock mirrors on my 99' with power ones off of the 00-04 models and took the interior mirror control square out of I believe a Toyota Camry. Finally - I've heard of guys taking all sorts of center consoles (mainly 00-04 Taco) or Jeep.

    Good luck
     
  6. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Perpetualsharon

    Perpetualsharon [OP] I'm a nerd.

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    Sharon
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    99 Tacoma 4WD SR5 TRD
    I plugged in my cell phone and GPS, air freshener... And I mod'd the square cup holders to fit my round cups.
    I'm hoping my girly charms will help ;)

    Thanks for the welcome, guys!

    I've spent the better part of today, my only day off this week, reading the mod posts on here. I think after reading so much, I'm having trouble digesting all the information and need to pick a project and go with it. As far as the mirrors go, I think I can find the parts ok... It's the wiring that has me a little chicken. I don't want a fried taco in my first two months of ownership.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    Zach
    TN
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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    Welcome from TN! I could not imagine not owning a truck! I hope one day to have a car and a truck. I use my truck for everything. for towing to fishing and hunting to traveling, to making some money mowing a small place.

    Also i’m 5’8” and i took the middle head rest out on my back seat and put it behind the back seats, It helped me see out better. I don’t know if the 1st gens have storage behind the back seats or not. but you could just put them in the floor or in the bed since you have the camper shell and just put them back in if you have someone ride in the back seats.
     
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