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Did Toyota even make this?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by RelentlessFab, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I was driving home this weekend and spotted this Tacoma.......
    [​IMG]
    Did Toyota even make a 1st gen DC LB?!?!?!? I've never heard of or seen one before. Do you think it was somebody's Frankenstein project? Whats the deal?:cool:
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:00 AM
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    Weird lookin'
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:03 AM
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    I've never seen one like this either....
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:56 AM
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    looks like a frankenstein project to me...

    AFAIK the 1st gen tacomas that were DCab only had 1 bed length...and thats not it in the picture
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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    ^^
    either that or it's a phenomenal photochop... :D
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    i dont think its a chop

    but id question the frame integrity as i suspect its been lengthened somewhere in the middle
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    The bed doesn't look like it lines up.

    ...Looks altered. (The truck, not the photo)
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    As long as it was done correctly, the integrity of the frame shouldnt be an issue.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    Definitely a frankenstein project. I am thinking the dropped the longer bed on after extending the frame. Double cabs didn't come out till 01-04. The would have had to extend the drive train also.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    I think the bed looks slightly off because they are backed lightly onto the cement.

    I wanna say that I have seen some DBL long beds here. I'll check.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    its an 01-04 either way

    the taillights changed in 01 too...and those are 01-04 taillights...

    im just wondering why? :confused:
     
  12. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Extending the drivetrain is nothing more than just getting a longer drive shaft. Then, Lengthening the electrical wireing, and brake lines. Generally, when a frame is lengthened, they cut it between a crossmember, and reinforce it with plating.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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  14. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    The reason I never bought a double cab was because of the short bed lentgh. I like a big bed..............:D. I like the look of that taco, just needs cleaned up a bit and some new sneakers.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Too bad there is no undercarraige pics. That would be the proof of the pudding.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    Yeah, guess I shoulda snapped a few undercarriage pics. It was right in front of a business that was all windows in the front though so it probably would have looked a bit funny seeing some guy on the ground and under their truck. They probably woulda thought I was trying to steal their Cat' or something.

    I just pulled over to mess with my ipod adapter and went "wait, that's not a regular DC SB!" and grabbed my camera real quick. Maybe it'll be there the next time I drive through that town..... I'll get more pics if it is.:cool:
    Here's one more slightly different shot
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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  18. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    I agree - there's no way that's a stock 'production' frame. The wheelbase has obviously been lengthened.

    2001 - 2004 XtraCabs and Double Cabs had the same wheelbase, so this isn't some result of a Double Cab cab swap.

    If Toyota ever built any one-off long bed Double Cab prototypes prior to the 2001 DC model introduction, I've never heard of it.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    I know its not but it sure does look like a SB.
     
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