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Am I making a BAD decision?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by loaderman82, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Aug 17, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    loaderman82

    loaderman82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a '91 pickup with 145,000 miles on it, drives and works great, but has a lot of rust on it. My buddy at work has a '80 pickup with the same amount of miles on it, drives and works great, and not an ounce of rust. I really don't know much about the 1980's pickups but I really like the body style. He is wanting $2500 for his and I think I can get about $3500 out of mine. I really just want to make the right decision on getting rid of mine and getting his. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Aug 17, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    The Traveler

    The Traveler Formerly REBELTACO

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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    You have the 22re. He doesn't. Keep the 22re. It will last longer than your frame will.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    TailDrag

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    I think that is his issue. His truck is rusting out. Motor won't cure that issue.

    If you're worried about the rust, go for it.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    BigBoi

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    The '80 looks legit as fuuuuu
     
  5. Aug 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    loaderman82

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    :)
     
  6. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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  7. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Whatever makes you happy.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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  9. Aug 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    tomwopat

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    I can't give you any trading advice but if you don't want the 80's toyota, tell your friend I'll buy it.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    loaderman82

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    I failed to mention that the '80 has the SR5 package. So it's got A\C! :dancingbacon:
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    andrew8404

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    And 4wd? I like the older body style too but probably will need more work.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    aw10tacoma

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    imo.. find a shop that does work on painting cars etc... my boss just recently bought a 91' freight liner covered in rust... and brought it to the shop got it sand blasted and repainted and the truck looks great... dont know if that helps good luck!
     
  13. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Yeah it's 4wd. He just put a new Weber carburetor this last weekend.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    Hmmmm, red flag #1. New carb first, new crankcase next...
     
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