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New Member - Old Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TallyCast, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    TallyCast

    TallyCast [OP] Member

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    First Name:
    Dave
    Tallahassee
    Vehicle:
    '11 Tacoma, 99 Tacoma
    Greetings - I'm Dave from North Florida. I am the original owner of 1999 2.4 manual transmission Xtracab. It has just short of 160K miles on it and is (knock wood) running fine. I've had a transmission rebuild and have done the usual tire/brakes/tune kind of stuff but other than that and oil changes, no major work.

    It's a daily driver and also the tow vehicle for a very small fiberglass camper.

    Body-wise, the paint has faded to dull. I'm in the midst of painting it using the $50 paint job method (Google "$50 paint job" - it's pretty amazing). It has a lot of rattles which I think are due to cracks in the engine heat shields.

    My leaf springs are pretty flat and I'm guessing I need to replace those one day soon.

    The only big issue right now are my front seats which need recovering. I've searched (so far without luck) for after market covers that fit the unusual 60/40 seats. I've purchased (and returned) a couple of sets that were claimed to fit but didn't.

    My plan is to keep this truck on the road for as long as possible. For me it's about function over form. My favorite modification to the truck was to add reflective tape to the inside frame of the doors facing backwards. I used to be a volunteer firefighter and having an open door light up in the dark is a good thing.

    My motto is "safety third".

    Dave
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    Sparks, NV
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 DCLB 4x4
    Color matched door handles, Weathertech floor liners, bed mat, Durafit seat covers, tailgate clamp, 2016 TRD Sport 17" wheels with Toyo A30 tires, Toyota exhaust tip, Toyota/Yakima bike rail mount, Toyota wheel locks, Toyota hitch cover.
    Welcome to TW.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    Welcome to TW
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Nevada/Utah
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    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    Welcome from NV!!
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

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    Robert
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    Indigo Blue DblCab 4X4 Long Bed TRD Sport SR5
    Tail gate mod, locking gas cap, locking spare tire, rear spring tsb,Weathertech Digital fit's
    Welcome Aboard Dave!! and Howdy from south Texas!!
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Boosted17

    Boosted17 Well-Known Member

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    Cliff
    Florence, Ky
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    Looking for a new Toyota Truck.
    2006 Corvette Z51 M6. Best mod ever!
    Welcome!
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    redezman

    redezman Well-Known Member

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    Charles
    Raleigh N.C
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    2012 4Runner SR5 4x4
    All Factory for now, LOVE it that way
    welcome to an awesome group
     
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