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bought back trucks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by burtonboards32, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    burtonboards32

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    was wondering what toyota was doing with all the first gens that have been bought back due to frame rust. are they scrapping them, or is it possible to purchase one, obviously in as-is condition, for either parts or project of some sort?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    they replace the frame, and give the truck back to the customer.

    Then i assume they just recycle the used frame.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    they bought back earlier tacomas and sent them to the crusher
     
  4. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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  5. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    95-00 are all crushed no exeption and 01-04 they replace the frame. i may b off a year im not positive
     
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    mwild wins.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    my friend is a toyota mechanic and tryed to get one that was goin to the crusher and they wouldnt let him buy it, even with a salvage title. it sucks. he got a free TRD sc out of a couple of them though.
     
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    I figured they would be shipped to the middle east. mount machine guns on them and give'm to terrorist's...No..? :notsure:
     
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    my mistake...the OP initially asked about the bought back ones

    you cannot buy the doomed ones...if you know someone...you MAY be able to score some parts

    95.5-00 (and a few early initial 01s) were bought back typically at 1.5x KBB value for excellent condition...regardless...if you owned it less than 6 months or didnt own it when the buyback was announced...they were bought back at KBB value (IIRC)

    toyota then added 01-04s to the program...but only in certain states...and after inspection, the frame may be repaired or replaced
     
  10. Dec 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    I wonder if there's any luck trying to call the dealerships and get a 3.4L motor from one before they scrap it. I would love to rebuild one for when mine kicks the bucket. They should be cheap to buy anyway seeing as how many there are now. A supercharger would be awesome. I've been keeping my eyes open for a used one around $1000. I'm wanna get one by spring.
     
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    Well if you're waiting for a Toyota engine to kick the bucket you've got a lonnnnnnnnnnnng time to find a new one.
     
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    Not going to happen. Every truck must be able to drive itself onto the truck and then again to the crusher.

    My 99 TRD was bought back and sent to the crusher. I would loved to have the brand new BFG AT's, and the rear 3rd member.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dec 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    I figure 300,000 is a fair amount to estimate. I'll be there in a couple years.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    So should I check my '99 Taco? Havent really inspected it that much but I guess I should. Would be pissed if it does have rust, cause then I would have to lift another truck and get new tires
     
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