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going to a junk yard

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoCalBlack08, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    anyone ever gone to a junk yard and found some cool stuff for our trucks? i wanna go check one out soon since ive never been to one but i wanted to know what kind of experiences u guys have had.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    oofy15354

    oofy15354 Proud Tundra *****

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    i dont know what you have around but i have about 5 in my area and only 1 had a 1st gen taco in it. prob cause theyre so damn tough

    but i really wish i had a bunch of them. id go everyday to see what crap i could find.


    dont expect rock bottom prices though. i called looking for front bucket seats and the only ones they had were $300 a seat. ive seen pairs on ebay for that much
    i guess they have to make a profit too

    and last thing, dont expect to finds pairs of anything because usually there was a huge impact on one side that pretty much destroys everything on that side. so for example, one mirror might be fine, but the other is wedged in the grill of the semi that hit it
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    Anathollo

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    Yeah thats pretty much how it goes at a junkyard. Prepared to be insanely happy that you found something and then be disappointed as you realize that there's no match to it!
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    rab89

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    The one I go to is incredibly cheap, but they don't have much for toyota, right now they have 1 4 runner and 2 old school toyota pickups, but of course the parts are taken very fast. then there's the ford truck section... over 150 of them no question
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    u have to pay an entrance fee to get in right?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    krans

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    Its pretty hard to find a 2nd gen taco in a socal junk yard even if there is a late model section (which most yards don't have) but if you do end up getting lucky don't be greedy share the news!! :p
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    I've been checking with the local yards for a year now and they have yet to get any 2nd gens in.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    blackwatertaco

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    Junk yards are a blast!!! i got some GT tail lights for my Mustang...But it's gone now.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Ptowntaco

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    We have Pick and Pull by me and a place called Creams and they have some good stuff sometimes
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    One fucked up diff. breather mod, 265/75/16 Destiny Dakota M/T Black gulf states rims BHLM Magnaflow 14" muffler with cut off tail pipe. 10" pioneer slim truck sub with JBL 600W amp. PROJECT BLACK OUT
    I would love to find an old Taco to build into a crawler.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    the only junk I got stuff off was this truck we bought:
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    otherwise, I only find old trucks
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Crom

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    Very interesting photo. I bet that truck had a great story to tell.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    VissionMx

    VissionMx Socialist States of America

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    dont go to pick-a-part out here, i went to the one in ontario...nothing but junk. If you find a shifter console for a 05+ auto. please let me know
     
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