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Discussion in 'New Members' started by paulcleston, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Nov 18, 2006 at 9:25 AM
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    paulcleston

    paulcleston [OP] Active Member

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    Hello my name is paul. Live in Alabama. Just purchased a 1999 Toyota with e-cab and automatic transmission. Need to do some improvements and hope that someone can help me with some tec advice. Replace instrument cluster without tac with one with tac. Install clock and bezel. I have worked on and around heavy equipment all my life but not the dash of an auto. Thanks for any help. Paul
     
  2. Nov 18, 2006 at 9:41 AM
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    Welcome to TW, Paul! We have a lot of auto wizards in the group, so you'll get some good responses soon.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2006 at 10:42 AM
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    Hi Paul, wecome to TW. Would you mind telling us how much you paid for it. Would you consider a external mount rev counter or do you want a complicated in-dash mount.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2006 at 2:28 PM
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    paulcleston

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    Paid a premium + some. Truck had 16,000 miles. I was able to talk to previous owner. Truck is like new. Was able to get a warranty from GE for 48 months or 48000 miles whichever comes first. Paid 11,500 but I didn't think I would find one in this condition and so few miles. An older man owned it and when he passed on it became available.
    If I can figure out how, I want to install a factory clock and instrument cluster with a tac. Also need a set of Factory Manuals.
    Thanks for the response. Paul
     
  5. Nov 18, 2006 at 3:42 PM
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    Welcome Paul hope this site will help you with your truck mods. just an addition to this site we all tend to have alot of fun and jokes here so be prepared. :0)
    Ldytaco05
     
  6. Nov 18, 2006 at 4:13 PM
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    TheMaster

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    No you didn't. That’s a very good buy. Just looked up a 1998 Tacoma 4x4 with 75,000 miles listed at $18,400 Canadian and a 2000 Tacoma e-cab with 187,500 miles listed for $13,900 Canadian. Yes, they are miles and not kilometers. Used Toyota truck prices drove me to buy new. It just made sense.

    Is your instrument cluster blanked out where the tachometer would otherwise be. If so, you are lucky. A few scrap yards are a good place to start to buy an existing cluster and switch what’s needed. Make sure you get the tachometer and speedometer cable with it. Failing which a good graphic designer may be able to re-create an instrument cluster by scanning your existing face plate. You buy a meter from Toyota and you are in business. Stay tuned and visit often as other members who have first hand experience with first generation Taco's should make suggesions. TW member Banshee is our resident expert on factory manuals. He helps our members locate them from time to time. Cheers
     
  7. Nov 18, 2006 at 5:55 PM
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    Jim Mann

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    Welcome from Pell City Alabama. I have not had much luck finding used Tacoma parts yet ( for my 96 ), but will post if I am successful. Welcome, Jim Mann
     
  8. Nov 18, 2006 at 6:58 PM
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    Hello Jim. I live in Clay Al. Attached to Trussville. Grew up in Pell City (Cropwell) before the lake was there. Moved away to California for 42 years and returned to this area in 2001. Still have family there. Small world. Paul
     
  9. Nov 18, 2006 at 9:26 PM
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    Small world indeed. I grew up on the side of Shades Mountain - now part of Homewood or Bluff Park, moved out here 16 years ago. We were in Clay/Trussville area the other day, and my group rides through there on our motorcycles. Pull-a-part in Birmingham has some stuff for older Toyota trucks, and Daffrons junkyard has some parts available for newer ones, but I don't recall any complete dash/instrument clusters. Most of his stuff was really picked apart. Jim
     
  10. Nov 19, 2006 at 12:12 PM
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    You can obtain a factory repair manual from your Toyota dealer or by calling 1-800-622-2033.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2006 at 1:41 PM
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    Bob: I don't quite understand some features about the program. For instance if I log on and just want to post a message for everyone to see, how do I start?
    Also each time I access the program, I see a message that I am visiting as a guess and need to register to become a member. I thought I had?

    What is the defference in a junior and a senior member?
    Is there a link that I can go to and learn these things?
    Thanks. Paul
     
  12. Nov 19, 2006 at 4:19 PM
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  13. Nov 19, 2006 at 7:17 PM
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    Thank you. I think I can do ok now. Paul
     
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