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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Alt5180, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Alt5180

    Alt5180 [OP] New Member

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    Mat
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    Hello People,

    My new Taco (2010, packed w/ all the stuff [for the terrain I live in] that Toyota would sell me. Factory offroad, cat-back etc... is oficially at the dealership waiting for me to get back home and pick her up.
    The title of this thread was written the way it was due to the fact that right before I was going to purchase one 1.5 years ago, my Dad was killed in an accident in his 08 4runner in a Highway TOY vs. Semi accident and that threw me for a while (Interiors just looked too similar until now.). But I went ahead and took the plunge and became a convert (Keeping my Jeeps until shes old enough to warrant big mods and body thrashin trails...lol). Any hoo this is a great site and I look forward to meeting people and hitting the dusty trails. Peace from Colorado.

    P.S. ever seen the back half of a 4runner evaporate? Despite the extreme forces applied to the vehicle, my fathers body was pulled out intact. Now thats saying something for Toyota's safety engineers. A bit disturbing but I attached the image (his body had already been removed).

    Legal Runner.jpg
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Mondwa

    Mondwa Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW you will love it here. Sorry for your loss:(
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Wow man, I'm sorry you had to endure something so tragic. I hope you will still enjoy your truck.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard, Wow what a story and picture, so sorry about losing your dad, thanks for sharing that and you have family here!!:)
    Oh by the way love your state, been there 4 times know on vacations!! check out my pictures!!:D
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Sorry to hear about your dad. Nothing can stand up to those big trucks. :(
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Alt5180

    Alt5180 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for the condolences..It was instantaneous and he lived a wicked cool life so all is good on that front.
    Just wanted to say thank you for putting your life on the line for us civies. Hope you have a toyotaful new year and if youre ever down in CO drop a line and we can get a group together and hit some trails (gonna have to break her in..lol).
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Welcome.....!!! Enjoy your truck and all the goodies you got on it!
    Sorry for your loss....and I understand........
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Alt5180

    Alt5180 [OP] New Member

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    Thank you to all for the condolences. It is/was what it was and now we move on. I did not mean to fish for them but did want to reiterate that these vehicles can take a lot and I'm lookin forward to testing some of the tolerances.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Mondwa

    Mondwa Well-Known Member

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  10. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Welcome. :wave:

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ Well-Known Member

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    I HATE SPICYTACOS
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    welcome have fun here sorry to hear about your dad. my father is a truck driver and it is scary what happens when 40-50 tons tries to stop. have fun in your truck you will like it im sure
     
  12. Jan 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Welcome another CO yota! Sorry about your Father.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Mat, welcome and enjoy your stay :). Congrats on the new truck and I admire your spirit in regards to the loss of your Dad.....
     
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