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I finally got the job done...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by undermoneyed, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    undermoneyed

    undermoneyed [OP] aka Alley Opp,

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    Just wanted to let you know that I finally sold my /76 Ford Super Cab 4x4, thought it would be painful, but was actually relieved to see it go (owned that truck for 10 years). That was 2 wks ago. Yesterday I bought my 2008 Tacoma. Got it from a citizen, not a dealership and probably saved $4000.00. It's got 66,000 km (41,000 mi). I love it, hard to believe but my wife loves it. It has no Taco tic, it does not whistle or scream like a banshee at highway speeds (we did own a Cressida that did occasionally scream at highway speeds, never did figure that one out). One other thing, this truck probably burns 10 to 15 % of the gas my Ford burned. Here's some pics. I'm selling the canopy, I have no use for it. I will bore you with further pics once the canopy is gone.
    I've been on this site for a while. It is a terrific site, great people here with a lot of info. Here's some pics. Now that I own the Taco, I feel like a real member here.
    Mark

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  2. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    slmgt

    slmgt Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on getting the truck you really wanted!

    Big bonus points for doing your due diligence research beforehand.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Congrats, nice color choice
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    undermoneyed

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    I lucked out with the blue.
    Mark
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    wolftree

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    Welcome and congratulations. Unless someone throws buckets full of money at you for the canopy, consider keeping it. It always seems you need one from time to time and you will wish you had kept it.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Congrats on the new truck, and belated welcome to the site.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Blueberry

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    Congratulations on your Tacoma! I always dug that color of blue and as said before a belated welcome to TW from Kansas.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    IndigoTac07

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    Congrats, best color!
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    I know what you mean Rick. It has definitely happened to me before. If I don't get a good buck for it, I will keep it. I can hang it from the carport ceiling and park below it, so it won't actually be in the way. I just don't like it sitting on the back of my truck 100% of the time. I have to add my rule of 2. If I never use it at all over a period of 2 years, I will definitely sell it.
    Mark
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    nice truck the topper can bring in some good money for other mods
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Nice lookin rig! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Thanks for the comments guys. For all the years I owned my /76 pu, I never felt the need for a canopy, it just got sold.
    Mark
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Spoonman

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    nice dude. any plans to modify it?

    TRD OR ftw
     
  14. Mar 31, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    undermoneyed

    undermoneyed [OP] aka Alley Opp,

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    I'm not going to do much for the first year, except, I drove a 2009 with the back up camera. That is one cool option. Very useful because of where I have to park the truck at work. It will be my first modification.
    Mark
     
  15. Mar 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    St. Swervus

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    I almost didn't test drive my truck because it came with a canopy. It has proven to be one of my favorite features. I live in a rainy chilly place and being able to utilize the bed for hauling groceries and shit when it's raining is priceless for me. I also have two daughters who hog up the back seat. Go with your gut. Congrats on the new purchase and welcome to the fold!
     
  16. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    valleyflyfisher

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    Welcome and nice ride, Mark. Your truck looks very familiar and I'm wondering if it's from the South Island area? I've seen that canopy/rack/colour combo around here lately. I have always had a canopy for every truck I have owned and although I use them sparingly, I find it great when I need one, that I have one. I've found the trick to getting the most use out of it, is making sure it's an easy on, easy off the truck thing.

    Cheers
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    undermoneyed

    undermoneyed [OP] aka Alley Opp,

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    I live in Coquitlam and we probably get about the same rainfall as you do in Seattle so I know what you mean about staying dry. I really liked the quality that went into the canopy but 99.9% of the time I'm travelling by myself or with just one passenger so there's lots of room behind the front seats for stowing stuff. Keeping the canopy wouldn't make sense for me.

    I bought the Taco from a guy in Richmond, he's a local painter. I sold the canopy to my nephew who lives in Powell River. He's got a 2005 Taco, same colour as mine and does a lot of trips over to Courtenay so you might just see him. My nephew has 5 and 9 year old kids plus a dog. He'll definitely get a lot more use from the canopy than me.

    Mark
     
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