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Got an offer I don't want to pass up. Tell me why I shouldn't...

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Topper0083, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Oct 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Topper0083

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    Hey guys and girls I got and offer to buy a 1994 extended cab Tacoma truck with a ceased engine for 400 dollars. He said the frame and body have around 100000 on it with a small blemish above the left rear tire. Other than that he said its real solid. Going to look at it this weekend. Really geared up about it but want some expert advice from you guys :). Let me hear your opinions, thanks.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    Got any pics? What happened to the engine?
     
  3. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Where do you live? Would rust be an issue?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    No pics yet but I will soon, he thinks he spun a bearing. He pulled the pan I guess but didn't go any further. He told me he loaded it on a trailer and parked it that was the last time he had it running...he said rust wasn't an issue. But I have yet to see it and I live in VT trucks in Nh
     
  5. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I bought a $400 truck with a seized motor then bought a $400 junk yard motor with a 30 day guarantee. It was one of the best trucks I've ever owned.
     
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  6. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    you could almost get that for scrapping it. If you want a project I'd go for it at that price. Find a 5vz for it.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    That's kinda what I'm hoping for...
     
  8. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    What's a 5vz? I'm a noob with tacomas as sorry
     
  9. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Lol, im sure you know not get your hopes up, rust is almost always an issue up here for old vehicles.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    5vz is the v6 engine in 1st gen tacoma's. I would go for it just to throw money into it as a project truck :)
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    94 will be a truck not a tacoma. ..first model year for a taco is 1995.5
     
  12. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    That truck either has a 22re (4 cylinder) or the POS 3.0 V6. The 3.4L V6 (5VZ) in the first gens is awesome and easy to swap into the old pickups.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    It has the pos 3.0I know that for a fact. Didn't know the little fact about it not being a taco. Learn something new every day lol.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    Truck fell through guys, little more work needed then I expected. Missing a lot more essential parts then I'd hoped for. Frame was good but where the spare tire went was in need of attention. Stuff like hood hinge brackets, the grill, tail lights and a lot of other small details were gone also. Oh well worth a shot...the search goes on.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    yeah it wasnt a tacoma anyways, you were better off without it, especially since it had the 3.slow
     
  16. Oct 17, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    I hear ya, thanks or the help everyone. I'll be back with another one soon I hope
     
  17. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    Just heard back from the kid with the truck he said 300 now and he would trailer it here. I'm so mulling this over and can't decided what to do. Problem is I am building a garage next spring, have two young boys and a very busy wife. Can't figure out how long it will take me to get this thing on the road lol. Decisions decisions....maybe tell him I will give him 200 for it? See what he says I don't know at you guys think.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    Do you hardcore wheel? Rock crawl? Desert race? If so this sounds like the perfect candidate for a full build. Plus its damn cheap.

    I've spent more than 200 bucks on far less!

    As long as its not rotted out, I'd say do it.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    The only tender spot is where the spare tire went. Other than that it's decent. I want to just put an engine I it and run it into the ground. But it needs to be taken down and gone right through. Which doesn't bother me to do its just finding the time to do it
     
  20. Oct 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    Ended up getting the truck for 250 delivered so not bad. I'll get some pics up he when I get It to the house. Post em soon.
     
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