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Body Side Moldings

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Spacecoast, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Spacecoast

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    Don't think I've seen any installed here
     
  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:44 AM
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    drizzoh

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    Dude it's not even Friday yet.
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:45 AM
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  5. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:46 AM
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    Not sure what that means but I think I'm being played.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:49 AM
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    That this is awful.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:54 AM
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    Looks like some GM / FoMoCo dealer installed stuff from the '70s

    And painted means it will nick up. 'Exact match' is sketch too, since folks here claim they cant even do hood swaps in some cases. Because of not matching.
     
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    No problem. Put the moldings on, then take the truck to a body shop and have the whole thing painted. :anonymous:
     
  10. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:38 PM
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    Yikes
     
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    Haha. Every car I've had these were the first thing I deleted. It is beyond me why someone would want to add them lol. If you don't want door dings get some rock sliders :)
     
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    They do look turrball, so do door dings,,,, not sure which is worse though. I would imagine they won’t last but enough years to ghost the paint negating any benefit.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:20 PM
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    My 2004 Ford Sport Trac had them...had a few minor paint nicks on the passenger side, but otherwise were perfect when I traded it in earlier this year. Paint was no different than the rest of the truck. In other words they did their job.
     
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    You will get lots of double looks on the road and then most will still be wondering "what was different about that Tacoma?". Body side moldings have protected and accentuated car sheet metal forever - just not so much anymore with the clean shoebox flowing styling and minimal extras hanging on the body of most rigs now. Go do it if you want - I would just see what the effort would be (in advance) to remove them safely if you decide you dont want later. At some point they will be in style and used again. The first house i remodeled in the 90's i ended up hauling out lots of fake brass - fireplace, bathroom, lights, picture frames, etc, etc because it was out of style and right now in 2022 all that fake brass/gold is back going right back into homes.
     
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    If you want your Tacoma to have that 90s look, go for it!
     

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