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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by oldtacomaguy, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy [OP] four forty four

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    I finally got around to cleaning up my new truck and getting a picture.

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    Here's a shot of my 97 at the dealers waiting to be crushed.

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    Looks OK for something on death row I guess.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    rick

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    nice trucks oldtacomaguy
     
  3. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    ajviper7

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    What was wrong with your 97? It looked okay.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    Hey! I'll take that 97!

    Nice looking 08
     
  5. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    Taos1

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    Got to get more pics of my 08 also with my bike. 12 years that I had my 96, I never bothered to take pics of it. Wish I did, even on the last day I had it when I drove it to the dealer for them to take it away from me. Sad, sad day.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy [OP] four forty four

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    ajviper7, my 97 failed the frame rot test, and was bought back by Toyota.
    It has since been crushed. It was sad, I had it since it was new and took care of it. There were about 180,000 miles on it.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Nice truck. :D
     
  8. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    poleman72

    poleman72 Well-Known Member

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    The 97 body looks in good shape for its age. What's wrong with it? Not working?
     
  9. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Khaos

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    Nice trucks. Shame to see the '97 fall to the frame rust issue. It's sad so many great trucks are being killed prematurely.

    About three posts up.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    ajviper7

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    Good thing Toyota has the buy back policy for the frame issue. Nice new truck by the way, looks great.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    good looking tacoma man!!!

    i wish i could get some stuff off some of the first gens that are about to be crushed...that'd be cool as hell!!!
     
  12. Sep 4, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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    MyTaco

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    Whats this frame issue you guys speak of?
     
  13. Sep 4, 2008 at 11:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    alot of the older tacomas, 98 to 00, and maybe a few of the 01 and 02 have bad frames that are pretty dangerous...rusting thru and all. toyota is buying them back for like 150% of kbb. somehow, an inferior steel was used for the frames then.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2008 at 5:58 AM
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    Hot Tamale

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    Beautiful truck! But then again, I have an 08 V6 Access Cab in Impulse Red Pearl so I could be biased. :D
     
  15. Sep 5, 2008 at 6:03 AM
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    Fuzzyman81

    Fuzzyman81 The New Guy

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    So it only effects those "older" models. I have an '04 and want to make sure I don't need to start worrying... I just paid it off LOL.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Caddmannq

    Caddmannq MotoNerd

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    That's very sad OldTacomaGuy. Out here all of those trucks are still going fine, because this "rust" thing is pretty much unknown.

    But I feel for you. I lived in the Rust Belt for many many years. I'm now 53 years old BTW, and I quit shoveling snow forever when I moved out here in 1976.

    I just bought my 1st Tacoma. I expect to have it a long time.
     
  17. Sep 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Lucky Bastard....Where do we keep the envious smileys?
     
  18. Sep 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy [OP] four forty four

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    Now the're talking about "Hanna" heading this way. I'll have to move the boat outside and put the truck in. Just think, only 10 weeks or so til the first snow.
    At least no earthquakes.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Bring on the snow...this summer was a hot one and sleds are ready to go!!
     
  20. Sep 5, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    GasTiresOil

    GasTiresOil Glockin

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    Summer in CT was terrible. We had one good week of heat, the rest was rain and mild temps. high temp for August here was I think 88......
     
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