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Boom. Finally got a Taco. An introduction.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by shoeless, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    shoeless

    shoeless [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brian
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    Hey TW. Name is Brian and Im from Nashville TN.
    Been wanting to get a Yota for some time now. Started off with a small obsession for the FJs....though it lacked some small necessary features(and was out of my budget).
    Although I decided the Tacoma would be the perfect fit for me, I was happy with my car which Ive had since 2001 and was paid off. Well, the car finally died in May and the search began..
    Of course I wanted a 4x4, but the necessities were any un-modded, 1st gen DC. It was a tough hunt, and I even drove 6 hours only to see a rusted out truck and drive 6 hours back home.
    Ended up finding my 2003 Prerunner close to home. A little higher miles than I was wanting, but I got a great deal on it so couldnt be passed up. Seems to have been well taken care of.
    Enough talk, heres a quick pic:
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    and a pic of my last vehicle:
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    The VW was modded from day 1 and saw many stages. I will really miss it, but the Taco will allow me to make it places I couldnt before. Im an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoy climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, and hiking. If youre in the area, and are into any of that, give me a shout!

    Sorry for being long winded. Thanks for reading. TW has already given me great info and I must resist dropping big money on the Taco....for now at least.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    blakes09

    blakes09 Toyota Tech..when im not Fishing

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    welcome...see you got one of the recalled trucks
     
  3. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
  4. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    If you talking about the frame recall. as long as it’s Been in TN it’s whole life and taken care of, rust should not be much of a problem.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    shoeless

    shoeless [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yea, frame and undercarriage look great! The one in Ohio I looked at.....not so much. Was surprised the truck was still together.

    Thanks for the welcomes
     
  6. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 Well-Known Member

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    See Build Page...
    Looks Nice! Im in the Brentwood/ Nashville Area.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    shoeless

    shoeless [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nice! You might see me around...I work at REI in Brentwood.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    hurley842002

    hurley842002 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, sounds pretty much like my situation. Been wanting a 1st gen Tacoma DC for as long as I can remember, finally found one a couple days ago. They are harder to find than I thought, and cost about three times as much as my Jeep. Have fun with it man!
     
  9. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    shoeless

    shoeless [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Couple quick questions:
    -Any recommendations on how to remove the 3m protectant on the rear fender? If you can see, mine looks pretty rough and Goo Gone didnt do much.
    -Where can I get an OEM roof rack?

    Thanks!
     
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