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97 Taco Is it worth it???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Buggys3sgte, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Buggys3sgte

    Buggys3sgte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Psycho state of AZ
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    97 BUDGET Taco
    Newly rearranged front end, sick Hurst shifter yo gives it lightning fast shifts, thats it more to come.
    I purchased this heap a couple months back as is with a clean title as the person he hit was a co-worker so no claim was filed. I wanted to give it a try at body work so this thread is not an OEM redo to fix what is broke but more of a cheap get it going project. So this is what she looked like when i bought her. The frame is unbelievably straight, when he hit he caught the core support and the fender aprons where the first to buckle along with the wheel wells.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Buggys3sgte

    Buggys3sgte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Newly rearranged front end, sick Hurst shifter yo gives it lightning fast shifts, thats it more to come.
    Janster thanks for the heads up, yeah i looked at the frame and it is ok no rust whatsoever. I belive this truck has been in AZ its whole life so no worries there.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    SargeSlapnuts

    SargeSlapnuts SargeSlapnuts 보고용의!!!!

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    255/85-16 tires, front push bar w/9000lb winch, driver and passenger windows tinted to match factory rear tint, quick at home spray on bedliner, hid's, lifted with 3"toytec rear lift kit and ome front lift, locked with powertrax, and a cb radio in place of ash tray, fog light mod, diff breather mod, greasable shackles, Home made Baja Rack, "extra" bright reverse lights. also converted to 4x4 safari snorkel
    just find a truck that took a hard hit in the ass at a junk yard and strip the front end for all the parts ya need. i definitely could be a nice little daily driver truck
     
  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    Buggys3sgte

    Buggys3sgte [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Newly rearranged front end, sick Hurst shifter yo gives it lightning fast shifts, thats it more to come.
    So here are some pics of the progress i have made on it.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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