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Opinions on possible truck buy

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gsubigdipper, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    gsubigdipper

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    Hey fellas found this truck outside of Charleston and was lookin for some opinions.

    http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/2242810467.html

    got the 2.7l and looks like its in pretty good shape. I would use it primarily as a hunting/fishing truck and to tow my little jon boat with.

    Opinions on price?

    Also looks like the paint is a flat black with that weird silver lining at the bottom. I would either try to put a clear coat on the whole truck or camo the silver lining.

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  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    any opinions good or bad?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Check it out in person. 3,500 is a damn good price
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    not in bad shape visually..I wouldnt pay $3,500 just to beat it up
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Thats a hell of a price for that truck
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    haha im not gonna "beat it up" when i say hunting truck i dont mean im gonna be in the middle of the woods.

    That means I will be at the boat ramp during the summer and during the fall/winter/spring I will be running dirt roads on a military base or a hunting club.

    Any thoughts on the flat black paint?
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    what's the major downsides to having a body lift?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i think the body lift will be fine for what your using it as.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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    Like I said im just gonna be using it on dirt roads and maybe a slippery boat ramp at most.

    I will only go through mud if absolutely necessary and I definitely wont be jumping it. Its pretty much gonna be my weekend vehicle and more than likely wont get driven at all during the week.

    With this being said, do you still think its a bad idea to have the body lift?
     
  10. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    As long as it checks out.. for that price I would say go for it.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    With that many miles on a 95 for that price i would buy it but dont wast time tacos are goin fast these days!
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    good call, my only woe is the aesthetics of the flat black paint with the silver stripe. Im gonna call the guy again today and see if we can arrange a meet this weekend.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    If you really don't like the paint then get it painted by a pro and you will still have a good deal. Make sure you check the frame thoroughly though.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    It looks like its flat black so do you think i could just get it clear coated?
     
  15. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    i say leave it the flat black if your only usin for huntin or fishin just paint over the silver stripe
     
  16. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    I'm not a 1st gen expert, but do the 95 models have the frame rust issues?
     
  17. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    not very many of em do it was very few that had this problem i read on it somewhere online
     
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