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Plain Tailgate or old school Toyota logo?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cvd2312, Mar 23, 2011.

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How should my re-done tailgate look?

Poll closed Apr 22, 2011.
  1. Put old school TOYOTA sticker across to keep original look

    54 vote(s)
    71.1%
  2. Put more modern emblems on the tailgate

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Leave it plain with no stickers or emblems

    19 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM
    #1
    Cvd2312

    Cvd2312 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have a '97 Tacoma and my tailgate is scratched up and the "Toyota" stickers are rubbing off as well. I'm planning on sanding it down and getting it repainted, but I wanted to know people's opinions on if I should re-do the Toyota stickers on it, or just leave it plain red?

    1997 was the last year that the tailgate had the big "old school" Toyota log across the back rather than the little badges in the corners. I kind of like it, but not sure what to do. Any opinions?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    stevenstaco

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    go old school:cool:
     
  3. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    I'd replace it. Sockmonkey is making them, I think. Gold would look real nice a red tailgate.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Cvd2312

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    Not a fan of gold but thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    usualxsuspect

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    Just paint it and leave it plain red. Looks cleaner IMO
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    mj1168

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    I also have a 97 and just go it painted and put the TOYOTA and the tacoma in white letters. I think it looks pretty damm good.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    I want the TOYOTA decal on the mast of a towmotor at work....


    calling the number on the side tommorrow during break.

    i want it on my second gen tailgate it's a serious decal that should last forever!!


    it's like 3 mill thick
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    STLharry

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    I did a 95-97 grille swap onto my 01 from my 96, then I had Sockmonkey make me the TOYOTA, V6, and SR5 decals for the tailgate to make it really look like an original Tacoma
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Sandhopper

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    Shave it all... Leave it clean. Had the same descission on my old 85 Toyota when I had the body work completed and the paint shot I left off all the stickers and just added a pinstrip. Looked great.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    trailmaker

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    Go old school. There are at least a couple of different types of old school.
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  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    himmie

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    Old school!
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    I'm thinking of doing it to mine aswell , old school ftw!
     
  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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    old school rules!!!!


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    i even have this old 4WD logo
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  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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  15. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    I have a 97 also and took my whiteish/cream colored letters off and made a matte black one to replace it... looks pretty sweet. My buddy has a vinyl doodad thingamajigger that he uses for his business that we made it with. If interested I can make a second one in almost any color you want. If we dont have the color already you would just have to pay for the vinyl but I could send you one no problem.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    Keep it old school. Thats one of the things i love about my 96. It has the tail gate and kinda the same rims as my old 86 :) the 80s yotas are what started it all with eht legendary 22re :)
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Old school. Did it on mine, looks sweet IMHO. Would take pics but it's dark outside. And my truck needs a bath.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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