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Just picked it up today...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by lud3, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    lud3

    lud3 [OP] Member

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    Heeeyyoo,

    Just picked up my first toyota/truck today from a used car dealer. I lurked this forum a ton before i bought it so i figured you guys could have a look. Its an 01 stepside sr5 2.7 with auto trans. Ive only driven it the 60 miles home which was mostly high way, but so far so good. Runs like a champ and the engine doesnt feel underpowered which i was a little worried about... Its got some scratches 2 go to the metal, but is free of dings. Any suggestions on if i should fill them in? Im worried the exposed metal will rust and spread.... Anyway heres a few pictures:
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  2. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Welcome to TW! Nice truck!
     
  3. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    welcome! Get some touch up paint for those scratches, it won't look pretty but it will stop rust.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    MyYota05

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    Very sharp looking truck, and also welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    HeliFreek

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    Welcome to TW. The truck looks great (aside from the fact red is my favorite color).
    The stepside looks good, I don't see many stepsides in my neck of the woods.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    lud3

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    Thanks for the quick replies and welcomes! My problem with just applying touch up paint is that the 2 scratches to the metal already look a little weathered... Should i have it buffed by a shop and painted, or is that something i could do myself without making it look worst?
     
  7. Nov 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    steve o 77

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    If your really concerned with looks then yes, I would take it to a shop and they can make it good as new. I personally would just hit the scratches with some sand paper (only sanding the scratches) and put some touch up paint on it.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    lud3

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    I think its more of that "just bought it must make everything perfect" bug haha. I i may try to lightly sand and then fill the scratches in with a touch up pen if i can find a close match.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    get the paint at the dealer. Tell them you have radiant red. My truck got shot with a bb gun within the first month of having it. I have no idea who did it or why anyone was shooting bb guns in a parking lot lol. I had to chip off the cracked paint and fill it with touch up paint. It looks pretty horrible but no rust over 2 years later.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Nice Truck and Welcome to TW!
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Welcome ... Nice
     
  12. Nov 2, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    03coma

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    Nice truck, I like the color. Welcome
     
  13. Nov 2, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    ah, i have not seen any step sides at all in person. That looks really clean. Welcome.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Thanks i read the stepsides were rare, and i was looking at about 5 tacomas at the dealer. This one caught my eye, and was probably the cleanest in the lot so i had to pick it up. Plus i was driving a red honda prelude stick before so the transistion was nice hah. Cant say the ride is as smooth but i think the tacoma has already won my favorite ride.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
    Great looking truck!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Looks good I like it!
     
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  18. Nov 2, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    welcome!!
     
  19. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Is that molding on the lip of the hood? Adds a very stylish contrast to the overall red color.
     
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