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A sad sight.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Whataboutbob, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Jul 17, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    Whataboutbob

    Whataboutbob [OP] Allow myself to introduce myself...

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    On my way to work I drive by a lot of metal recycling places and always see flat bed tractor trailers carrying crushed cars.The last 2 weeks I've been seeing our beloved 1st gen. tacos on board.:(R.I.P.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    Janster

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    Yeah, that's a damn shame.

    Makes me wonder what the percentage of trucks sold to those that have been crushed.....

    5-10 years from now when people wanna find an older truck/tacoma to make into a trail rig....... it'll be slim pickings. And even so....you couldn't trust the frames even if you found one!! (or were willing to replace / repair the frame).

    Makes me wonder if my old 96 went to the crusher....
     
  3. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    My 95 Tacoma still shined like a new one, even with 159,000 miles it didn't burn a drop of oil. The dealer told me mine would be taken to a recycler in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He said they would take the gas tank off and then put it in a crusher. All those years waxing, changing oil every 3000...........just to end up being crushed. I don't understand why they are not parted out.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    **cue weird music**

    Wow...talk about weird. My 96 tacoma must have been listening.

    My husband came home from work today and had to show me some pictures on his cell phone. Low & behold....my old 96 was parked in front of where he works. He stopped and snapped some pictures.

    He said it needed a wax job - as the *red* was fading badly. But still looked about the same with even some of the old stickers on the windows in the back. That was 4 years ago that I sold it. Miss that truck....
     
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