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Just Bought my step son his first vehicle

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Graham, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Graham

    Graham [OP] Pay it Forward

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    I've owned 2 tacoma's and just bought a third for my stepson. He is 17 and I bought him a 95 Black Tacoma 4x4 with 236k miles for $1,800. Frame is good, head gaskets good, exhaust good, brakes new, clutch new. Needs the timing belt replaced and a new bumper. He is happy and I can help him with mods. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    A picture is required before you can recieve any help =)
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    None, yet
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  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    xwillx93

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    the possibilities are endless...
    lights, bigger tires, lifts, sound system, rims, bed liners, tinted windows, exhaust systems (new headers mufflers tips) turbos, roll bars, light bars...man i could go all day! and congratulations to him and yourself!
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    Graham

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    We are going to register it today and I will take some pics and post later.

    Stay tuned!
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    IMO, the sig pic is good enough for starters...........who stepped on the dog in the avatar?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    dexdawg

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    WOW! Sounds like a decent find.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    He jumped off the back porch going after imaginary crap in the woods and snapped both front legs. He is a little high on pain meds in this photo:)
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I would start by changing all fluids... Oil, transmission, front diff, rear diff, transfer case... Maybe get the oil send to oil analysis to see how well is the engine internally...
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    x2 start with this stuff then decide which route you wanna take it...(SAS!!!!)
     
  12. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Here are some pictures from the rear. I will post front end and interior shots later. I will definitely replace all fluids and ask for oil analysis. I am also getting the timing belt replaced.

    You will see from pics that bumper needs replacement.

    ben truck1.jpg
    ben truck2.jpg
    ben truck3.jpg
     
  13. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Nice find! Your stepson is very lucky. I wish my first vehicle was a Taco :(
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Maybe you should buy my rear bumper so I can put the money towards an aftermarket one? Just a thought :)
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    Truck looks good. Don't think I've ever noticed those graphics like the ones on it before. I woulda shit if I'd gotten somethin like that handed to me as my first vehicle, I got a bicycle, lol....but that was the 60s. I imagine it's pretty much child abuse to not up a motor vehicle for kids nowadays. I know mine acted like it was until they got handed an 06 xb and an 07 tc in 09.:( Thank God you don't have twins in these situations because heaven forbid they share and carpool. :mad: They are girls so not as easy to go tough love hardass on them like you could with boys.:D
     
  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    Not bad for 1st vehicle. Congrats to your boy.
     
  17. Mar 23, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    port and polish intake manifold, supercharger, pulley for charger, lifted, tires, deckplate, (doing full engine build)
    i got mine when i was 17 and i love it still getting a f250 to keep up with my work but they are the best trucks man. change the oil. plugs run some sea foam through the vac port on the T/B and that taco will run like a champ. sea foam is key. gets rid of carbon build up and residue from cheap gas.
     
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