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Discussion in 'New Members' started by robi0024, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    robi0024

    robi0024 [OP] Happy Tacoma *****!

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    Hi everyone! I am new to the forums but not new to Toyota Trucks. My first truck was a 1980 Toyota pickup that was bought new by my father. A hand built flatbed and a few hundred thousand miles later it made its way down to my brother in the late 90s. After he got tired of it and moved onto a larger truck I was handed they keys to the "yota" as we called it. I found a regular bed in a junkyard (with plenty of holes) and we sent off for another 22r engine. I spent the next few years driving that truck like a madman and it refused to die. When I look back I shudder when I think of the hell I put that truck through. Talk about some fun times haha.

    After I left school I joined the military and went through a few newer vehicles but ended up back with a 02 Tacoma 4x4 extended cab. That truck was rock solid but I had the idiotic notion that I needed a full size truck... so I got rid of the tacoma (sold it for dirt cheap in 04 to a kid my age at the time). I tried a fullsize truck out and managed to almost back over a geo metro. To be fair the idiot driving the geo was so close behind me that I couldnt see him over my lift/tires/tailgate. lol After that gas prices got really bad and my insurance got damn near unbearable so I went ahead and got a Honda Accord 4door. Ugh... commuter cars.

    Years passed... and I have been eyeing new tacomas for awhile because I know they are the best trucks on the planet. Well recently things lined up and I was able to finally get my dream truck!

    An 09 Tacoma 4x4 DC TRD-OffRoad in Grey! I don't think there is a chance in hell that this smile is going to be leaving my face for a long time. So hey I look forward to boring you all to death with more "yota" stories of the past and future. Oh and you can bet as soon as I get up into the snow this weekend I will be taking plenty of pictures. I know its stock and all... but hey I can't resist. Damn it feels good to be home :D
     
  2. Jan 26, 2009 at 1:25 AM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Welcome to TW! Glad you made it back. :)
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 at 1:51 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I can and did! lol, jk
    Welcome to TW and you should post up some pics of the new ride...and maybe the old one??? (1980 version to be specific)
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 at 3:58 AM
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    Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Welcome and thanks for your service.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 at 3:58 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome man.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  7. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    robi0024

    robi0024 [OP] Happy Tacoma *****!

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    Thanks! Since I left home around 2002 the 80' has been parked collecting more poison oak leaves and cob webs but very soon I plan on pulling it out (with the 09' lol) and I will take some pictures of them together. I can't wait to restore it and i'm sure there is a ton of info here that will help.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Sounds great & a cool project, welcome to the forum, look forward to the pics.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    50 bucks says that once you pull it out, put in new fluids and gas, and a battery it'll start right up.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome home to your new 'World' robi! Stick around, learn alot, and have some fun with us!:D
     
  11. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Welcome to TW! Glad to hear of a little Toyota heritage. It'll be cool to see old and new side by side, and you you'll get a little xtra respect when I see it (restored or not).
     
  12. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    If it is an xtra cab this post would be hilarious!
     
  13. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Welcome,great intro.....Love to see that '80.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    neontrail

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    welcome home!!
     
  15. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    robi0024

    robi0024 [OP] Happy Tacoma *****!

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    Ok took a few days to find my camera but here it is. Hopefully Friday I can head up and get some pictures of the old yota also.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Nice, that side by side is gonna be great.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    Ry1984

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    Nice truck, welcome to TW
     
  18. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Looks great :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jan 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  20. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Let's check out the brand new for 1978 Toyota truck until we get to see robi's '80....:)

    [​IMG]
     
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