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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dads97Taco, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Jun 8, 2021 at 3:41 PM
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    Dads97Taco

    Dads97Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Gonna go broke trying to find replacement clips for all my stuff.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    LearningToFly

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    Thanks for the pictures and the story. Your Dad sounds like a cool guy.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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    That paint looks great!
     
  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    To what clips do you refer?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    Dads97Taco

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    Bumper clips, cowling clips, fender clips and anything else I forgot. I’m gonna go broke and have to request another stimi.....

    And it solid rains everyday now. So I ripped everything apart and all I can do is “stare at it” in the garage. I have no room.

    However, I do have an abundance of scooters, escooters, hover boards and bikes if anyone needs any... Kids are horrible......
     
  6. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    rtwbound

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    That thing is mint! Never sell it.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    Never. Wouldn’t want some teenager to try to figure out how to operate a tape deck. Probably just blow the speakers anyway.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    Horrible clear coat loss on the roof. Just gonna wax the crap out of it and paint in 10 years for its 35th birthday.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    I think I can help with #6 on your list, PM your address and I'll send you an old cassette to aux adapter I've got lying around! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    Like, so many.
    I'm not suggesting you do, but you could sell that for so much money.
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    I don’t think you understand how many cassettes were in the glove compartment. I’m set!
     
  12. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    D50BC89A-A557-49A8-8C60-601973606D16.jpg
    A quick sampling
     
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  13. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    Blasphemy
     
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  14. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    God bless you sir....
     
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  15. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:58 PM
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  16. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:01 PM
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    YES. I’m glad I’m not the only one that listens to movie soundtracks.
     
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  17. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    Wonderful truck, you have a real gem and a great story to go with it. Keep it and enjoy it.
    Another vote for keeping it stock. I like the idea of having the original wheels refinished.

    Are you sure that paint is basecoat/clearcoat? I had the same color (cardinal red) on my 2000 Tacoma and it was single-stage, which means there is no clearcoat and you can polish the single stage paint to a very nice finish if you use the correct products and take the time to do it right.
    Just a thought.
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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    Dads97Taco

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    I’ll definitely give it a try. Thanks for the advice. Cardinal red is the devil and you know your lingo. Definitely a Tacoma man.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    That frame is unreal for it's age.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    I’m glad to help in any way I can. :thumbsup:

    Just be mindful of the “hard edges” when you get to work polishing. It doesn’t take much to burn through the paint down into the primer. The creases on the hood and top edges on the doors are places to exercise prudence.

    With that said, if you’re careful and diligent, you can revitalize single stage paint.

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