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new here seeking advice on a rebuildable Taco

Discussion in 'New Members' started by trdtacoma11, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. trdtacoma11

    trdtacoma11 [OP] Active Member

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    Hello Steve from Atlanta, GA

    hopping to get some advice on rebuilding this 2011 Taco pre V6

    heres what I forsee
    1.pass. fender
    2.2 headlights
    3.front grill
    4.plastic weld of bumper
    5.driver side airbag.
    6.hood possiably straightened
    7.small boby panel just below headlights


    any helpfull suggestions is apresheated.


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    By stevethebrain at 2012-01-14
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    By stevethebrain at 2012-01-14

    I haven't yet inspected this Taco however the body apears to be straight.
    ?1.doe's the pass side inner fender surport appear to be bent?

    ?2. the lower front frame surport is bent in a tad on pass side maybe this could be heated up and pryed out.

    ?3. probably the most expensive part would be the airbag, I have the understanding that only a actuale body shop can replace ABs is this true or false?

    ?4.lastly for right now are body panels interchangable from years 2005-2011?

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    By stevethebrain at 2012-01-14

    Smart tow truck operater throws front bumper in back hoppefully it came be plastic welded or maybe expoxyed.

    I'll be doing my research was hopping for few quick responses. then drive this Taco for 250K trouble free miles.


    Thanks Steve
     
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    Hot Tamale Well-Known Member

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  4. 707tothe907

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    Hood needs to be replaced too.
     
  5. trdtacoma11

    trdtacoma11 [OP] Active Member

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    going by the images the hood could possiable be straightened around the front pass. side.

    edit I was'nt sure which section to start a rebuild thread on any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  6. BradleyScottETC

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    Yep, he's right- it looks like it's creased above where the passenger side headlight would be. Probably tweaked.
     
  7. trdtacoma11

    trdtacoma11 [OP] Active Member

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    I've searched Ebay for available parts seams like there available at a reasonable prices.
     
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    Welcome to TW. Go with the satoshi grill (by a vendor on here) and aftermarket bumper!
     
  9. trdtacoma11

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