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New member - CaliBama gal and her first Tacoma, 1st gen

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mistafier, Sep 15, 2020 at 4:10 PM.

  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    mistafier

    mistafier [OP] New Member

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    Misty
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    Excitedly shopping for my 1st Tacoma! (1st or 2nd gen)
    I finally did it! I bought my first Toyota truck, my dream truck - a 1999 Xcab Prerunner 2wd/locker, in white, with a topper. I’ve wanted a Toyota truck since I was a little gal. Now I can stop lurking and start posting, lol. I pretty much got everything I was looking for in this old truck, except someone forgot to leave a bag of benjamins in the bed. I can already tell I’m about to drop a small fortune into this rad little mammer jammer.

    Safety first - I’ll be working on this tired old suspension. I have a “stuck” front L shock in the coil, I need a good bit of other suspension/steering components (tie rods, links), and this leaf pack is sad, sad, sad. Buuuut, he drives pretty nicely for 229k, and I’m a happy camper so far, even with all the work I’m about to have to put into it. That’s part of the fun, right?!

    I’ve already learned SO much from reading TW threads over the past year, and I’m excited to now be a bigger part of this community. Thanks for having me!

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  2. Sep 15, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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  3. Sep 15, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

    Black DOG Lila Well-Known Member

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    Stock. EZ pass.Dump pass.Inspection sticker.Convict printed lic.plates.FG cap.
    Welcome aboard Misty
    Good looking Taco you have there
     
  4. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    mistafier

    mistafier [OP] New Member

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    Excitedly shopping for my 1st Tacoma! (1st or 2nd gen)
    Thanks! It's a little full of Monet. The paint looks nicer from afar than up close, but i'll get around to that later. It runs just fine, and I'm loving it.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    Djaemac

    Djaemac Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Perfect 1st rig in my opinion. I've gone through 3 first gen tacomas already and still love them.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 Strength ,Determination ,Merciless,Forever

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  7. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    TXpro4X4

    TXpro4X4 Fuck Cancer!

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    Toy Stuff..... Front emblem led lighting. Under front bumper led rock lighting. Center counsel c.b mod with under the hood p.a Anytime foglight mod R.G.B tape light for inside toekick lighting. Front and back. CJumpers 700 lumens LED reverse lights. Front weathertech floor mats. De-Baged except TOY on tailgate. FJ style 6 speed shifter knob. Rubber tacoma bed mat. Trd exhaust. Trd 16in beadlocker style wheels Electrical a/c 115volt plug/usb mod next to passenger knee Fox 2.5 coilovers Icon 2.0's in the rear Rear locker any-time mod Abs kill switch mod
    Welcome and sweet rig!
     
  8. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    mistafier

    mistafier [OP] New Member

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    Excitedly shopping for my 1st Tacoma! (1st or 2nd gen)
    Thanks! Glad to be here.
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

    buckhuntin-tacoma Shed hunter

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  10. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:55 AM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Welcome to tw
     
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  11. Sep 16, 2020 at 2:21 AM
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    StayinStock

    StayinStock Whatever

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  12. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    EdgemanVA

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    Congrats on your purchase, and welcome to TW Misty!

    Remember that YouTube is your friend when it comes to working on your Tacoma. When searching, put in the year and model of your Tacoma, and the job you want to do, and you'll find videos of people doing that exact same repair.

    Was going to recommend the Bentley Toyota Truck manual, but appears it only goes through 1996 Toyotas.

    Recommend investing in a basic set of metric tools, then buy additional ones required as you start to do specific jobs.

    Enjoy!
     
  13. Sep 19, 2020 at 5:27 AM
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    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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    Welcome to TW!
     

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