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'99 problems, but a build ain't one

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Jtacoma99, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Jtacoma99

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    You are currently looking at the most beat to shit tacoma, I have ever seen. This is what the truck looked like when I bought it for $800.

    This 1999 is a 2.7l 4cyl 5speed manual 4x4.

    With the help of my (someday possible future) father-in-law, I have (almost) fully RUSTored this truck to its original condition. Being a new TW member, I'll post a little bit at a time, that will show my build. This truck is still about 50 hours away from being finished. Enjoy!

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  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    kryten

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  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    How do I post pics that show up big within the post? Thanks
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    sk8rjess

    sk8rjess bonafide

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    get the URL of the image after having it hosted at photobucket or something of the liking, then click the little icon above that looks like a picture.

    nice for $800 though! dang.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    Haha the engine was blown, and everything was sh!t. When I post more pics, you'll see why I got it so cheap.

    but this is how it currently looks:

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    This is really bugging the shit out of me. I turned it "CW" in settings, but the pic still appears like that. Help???
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    ah. i was thinking for 800 it could be a spare parts bin.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    ChamYota

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  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    sk8rjess bonafide

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    it's sitting the right way. maybe try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    I don't care what any of your friends say, you're a smart guy sk8rjess :cheers:
     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    aha, i do what i can! :homer:
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    Before & After engine block [3RZFE]

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  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Anyone else have rust problems on their 1st gen Tacoma frame? I found out about a silent recall where Toyota will actually buy your truck back for 1.5x's the Excellent value, if the frame fails to pass inspection.

    There is absolutely no way that my frame would have passed, and I really didn't want to give the truck up (I had too much time invested in the project by the time I found out about the recall) so I just fixed the rust holes myself.

    Pulled out probably about 10lbs of dirt out of the frame
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    All welded up
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  14. Jan 24, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    More pics of how the truck looked when I got it. Notice all of the body damage :eek:

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  15. Jan 24, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    Right on, looks like a fun project, will be well worth it in the end:thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    It's been quite a while since I've posted anything.. I've been trying to concentrate on getting my truck finished more than trying to show it off.

    Good News: I got it started for the first time!
    Question: What RPM should your 1999 2.7l 5speed idle at? Mine is currently at about 1.5k and it sounds a little too wound up

    Thanks!

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    Rotella detergent to clean out my rebuilt engine. Only going to run that through for a very short time.

    Minor but cool "fab" work
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    I was missing an essential piece for my mirror to hang from the headboard mount, so I made my own.

    I was missing a beveled washer-spacer for my idler pulley and so I also made that too. Worked perfect!
     
  17. Feb 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Did you glass bead the engine yourself or did you have a shop do it?
     
  18. Mar 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    I had a shop do it. Although I've never messed with engines before, I wish I would have done it myself...
     
  19. Mar 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    QUESTION: How much fluid does my rear differential hold? (1999 Tacoma 2.7 4x4) I have read that it takes 3qts of 75-90 but it will only hold 2qts before it starts to drip out of the fill hole?
     
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  20. Mar 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    fill it till it runs out the fill hole/or till you can just touch it bystickin your finger in the hole and feel oil
     
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