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New guy from NE Missouri

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TrumanTacoma, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Oct 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    TrumanTacoma

    TrumanTacoma [OP] Member

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    Hey everybody, you've got another new guy to deal with now.

    I'm currently a sophomore Agricultural Science student at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. I lived and worked on our family dairy farm South of Kansas City before last year and over this past summer.

    Anyway, on to the important stuff. I drove a Ranger all through high school and loved it, but it was a salvage title when I got it and was in no shape to travel the 3.5hr drive to school. Due to the fact that we are a grass-based dairy (cows are outside all the time) and the drought that summer really destroyed our grass crop, we had no money. SO, being a car fanatic myself, I had to pick a car for college that was cheap, fun, and reliable. I know I'm going to catch some serious flack (flame suit:eek:n), so I bought a Miata. What a fun car, in a few short words. I had plans for it too; swap, boost, track-ready suspension, the works. It was a '91 with only 77,000 original miles on it, and both previous owners could've been in an AARP commercial.

    After a winter up here, and going home to the farm, and the fact that my girlfriend HATED that car, I sold it. So after much deliberation, I whittled it down to three possibilities: a Wrangler :doh: a Cherokee XJ, or a Tacoma. Long story short, this one just plopped right into my lap.

    It's a '95, 2.7, 5-speed, 4x4, DLX. It had 191k on it when I looked at it, the seats were torn up, there was an obnoxious exhaust leak, BOTH rear leaf springs were (and still are) shattered, the a/c didn't work, there were dings and dents everywhere, the camper shell was awful, and the clutch was on its way out. Nonetheless, I saw it as a project, and it's all downhill from there.

    So, here I sit, with a brand-new clutch, a completely-rebuilt a/c system, new brakes, and some self-painted wheels from 1987. So far, being a college student has prevented me from a 1UZ swap so far (haha), but I'm planning on fixing everything before I start to change things, a lesson I learned with the Miata.

    I'm excited about owning this thing, and can't wait to see where it goes. I'm here to learn and probably ask stupid questions, so I apologize in advance. I've been on forums enough to know to read the newbie section, so no worried there. Enough talking, how about some pics!

    Here's the Miata, just for fun. I installed the rollbar myself as well as the coilovers to give it the drop.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/new-members/

    And now onto the real deal......

    Day after I bought her (got the Stabbin' Cabin off as fast as I could)
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    Two days after....
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    Pulled a trailer for the first time with it, realized:
    a) I should've bought a V8 and
    b) yep, need a new clutch
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    Some stock flex
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    Obligatory Yoda sticker
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    Fraternity, 'Merica, and WMATMA stickers
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    Wheels and Copulation Cover reattached
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    How she sits now
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    That's it so far! Mods aren't far off.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2014
  2. Oct 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    CalTacoma09

    CalTacoma09 Well-Known Member

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    OME front and back with Dakar leaf pack,HomerTaco Satoshi grill,Ultra Gauge, CBI LED POD mount brackets with spots, Uniden CB, Goodyear Duratrac 265/70/17, Bora 1" spacers, Softtopper,Bedrack,Tepui RTT Atuna with annex, BruteForce Sliders, BruteForce Hybrid front bumper,
    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  3. Oct 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    Awesome pics and story!!
    Welcome to TW :wave:
    Keep posting up pics for you have a great looking 1st GEN
     
  4. Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    unRAVeled

    unRAVeled Well-Known Member

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    3" Lift Upfront 1" AAL Backend
    Welcome to TW! Copulation cover for a quickie...LOL
     
  5. Oct 31, 2013 at 4:22 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome aboard! :wave:
     
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