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Hello Moto, er, I mean Taco...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TacoBow, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Feb 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    TacoBow

    TacoBow [OP] Intentionally cosmetically incorrect.

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    *Hat in hand* another new guy here... been lurking a little while.

    Reading along and reading some more. I've concluded that it's a great forum and figured it's 'bout time I said hello. Tons of help from a good spirited group that's eager to share. Yup, count me in.

    I'm no specialist, altho not a complete stranger to the tool box. A PA inspection mechanic for a spell who owned a fair number of vehicles, but a first time Tacoma owner (since 2005.) I'm the second title holder of a once bone stock 2001 SR5 4x4 extra cab with just 31K showing on the clock.

    Nice little truck... almost parted company this year for a 2nd gen unit, but the eldest child (16) required assistance with wheels of his own. SoOoOo, I'll gladly keep it a while longer. Been 100% bullet proof, including the frame safety inspection in December '08. Glad I got a good one!

    Feel free to call on me for painting advice... lacquer, enamels, base / clear, automotive finishes and such. I'll be happy to chime in on How 2's for brakes, exhausts, stuck fasteners or broken bolts, torch work to save the day, rusted this and that too. PA weather is brutal and one must have either a big bank roll or learn fast. I'm the latter. :) I'm not for hire, but I'll be quick to help ya for say, a cheese steak, cold soda (beer if the wife's not around), or just a good laugh.

    I'm a big fan of maintenance first... oil is always cheaper than parts. I like to do things right and find it better to spend more on quality items than to try an save a buck in the bargain basement when it comes to vehicles.

    Since my profile says my ride is lightly modded, I'll try and add a little half pic of how it was in 2005:

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    Please excuse the chopped shot... I took that pic just list the toneau cover for sale online. LOL. There ain't no green grass here right now either, so my next pic will be more up to date. I've twisted a few bolts since then... mainly preparing to purchase new rubber and knowing that my archery hunting takes me places that pavement queens fear to tread. I raised it 2" a year ago and have the new rims (w/ 32x11.5 Kooks on 8's) stacked up in the garage ready for bolt up. No can bolt 'em yet... fabbing a set of mud flap relocation plates for the rears due to the 3.75 backspaced rims I chose and there's still way too much DMV salt on the roads here in not so sunny PA.

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my "hello" & see ya again! :)
     
  2. Feb 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Welcome to TW from western PA. You sound like a a great addition to our alternative world. Enjoy.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    Welcome to TW from Upstate NY! ! !!:)
     
  4. Feb 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    welcome to tw!! great intro!!


    and really awesome to see another archer with us!!:)
     
  5. Feb 12, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 at 2:59 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Welcome to TW!!
     
  8. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    TacoBow

    TacoBow [OP] Intentionally cosmetically incorrect.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome all! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Welcome to TW man. You'll like it around here.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Hi there, welcome to TW!!! :wave:
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    jmed99

    jmed99 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  12. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    welcome man from a central paer. what parts you from?
     
  13. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    TacoBow

    TacoBow [OP] Intentionally cosmetically incorrect.

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    Hmmm... well, just about as centered in the state as one can get... Clearfield county. Lemme see if this helps... PA map, draw a line that would connect Pittsburgh to Philly, then about half way, go north until you find I-80, stop there and you're here... right smack in the middle. :)

    It's nice really, somewhat rural, but not so far out that one can't find all the attributes a city offers. Ahh, but be warned, drive 10 miles in either direction and you may hear a banjo playing. LOL.

    Good trout waters, awesome hill climbs, lots of ATV trails and plenty of technical off roading to break just about anything on a passenger vehicle. A basic four wheel drive isn't gonna make it real far round these parts if you want to see the "country".

    Tons of places to wheel... coal is this areas biggest industry and has been before my time. Likewise, old strip job sites with evil high walls, swampy bottoms, and mega uneven ground will test the best 4x4 made. Throw in commercial logging and you've got the makings of a "will he make it" trail just about anywhere the pavement ends.

    For me, it's more about the hunting arrow... but either way, it's all fun if ya gots the right ride to take you in as well as back out again. I've got all the faith in my little Tacoma, which with the new skins, will be even better. Have a peek eh?

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    Comparison pic...

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    Whatcha think? :thumbsup:
     
  14. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    My brother used to have a hunting camp in clearfield county. Those wheels and tires are going to look great on that truck.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    You must be pacing the floor waiting for good weather. Trucks gonna look great with those wheels and tires. And welcome to TW!
     
  16. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome man.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    MotoTacoma

    MotoTacoma Adrenaline Addict

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    welcome to TW from eastern PA brother
     
  18. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    TacoBow

    TacoBow [OP] Intentionally cosmetically incorrect.

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    Roger that! We ever gonna see some sunshine? Man, I'm tired of this snow / cold weather.

    Imma gunna spend the afternoon in the garage and tug the stock sneakers off my Taco... get to the gettin' on those mud flap relocation brackets.

    oldtacomaguy is right, I am pacing the floor waiting to lace on the new boots. Clear coat on new aluminum rims don't like salt a whole lot... bummer.

    Is there a specific place best suited for proressive pics? I figured I'd take some digi's along the way, just in case someone else would like to see how things turned out.

    Thanks again for the Welcome Aboard posts all! :thumbsup:
     
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