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Retarded previous owners

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cdaulton, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    cdaulton

    cdaulton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So my truck started rattling the other day and it turns out that the upstream o2 sensor nuts had disappeared. I did a quick inspection and there was something on the studs that was keeping the sensor from coming off. Upon further inspection it appears that a previous owner for some reason had misplaced the correct nuts and subsequently epoxied over sized nuts on the studs. Now I have to clean the studs off before I can attempt to find the correct size nuts. I was just wondering if anyone else had found any such evidence of "brilliant" previous owners on their trucks.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Tacoma mud

    Tacoma mud Well-Known Member

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  3. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    Mine was amazingly in completely stock form when I got it at 146k miles. Only thing he never did was change the timing belt so I had to take care of that.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    ACBWV91

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    On the headliner there is a stain above me in the passenger seat, all over the visor, across the cab above the passenger seat, and some behind the passenger seat in the back of an access cab where someone shouldnt have opened a coke bottle. Thanks bud. Other than that i will never complain. Best truck ever.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Rotted frame = New Truck!

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    new truck... No mods yet!
    Mine had PAINTED ON PINSTRIPES and they were light blue on the indigo ink. They also had a chrome bull bar and those stupid chrome tail lamp grilles. All of that is gone now, thank god. They also had painted TRD on both sides of the scoop in cursive writing. Blech!
     
  6. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    The previous owner of my 4Runner had literally never used the 4 wheel drive system, so the 3rd of 4th time I went to use it the entire front differential exploded, and both CV axles failed. Other than that I love my 4Runner. :D
     
  7. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    The previous owner of
    My old 96 put a cap on the truck that stuck up above the cab by about a foot or so, then put roof racks on top of that
     
  8. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Toyota Tacoma

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    Suspension: -Bilistien 5100's all around -Add a leaf -Firestone ride rite air bags Performance: -K&N cold air -Borla cat back Stereo: -Pioneer AVH-X2500BT head unit -Kenwood 1400 shallow mount 12'' sub in custom box -Alpine 1100 amp -Alpine 400 4 channel -4 energy component 6.5's Wheels/tires: -17x9 with 4.5 backspacing XD hoss rims with 33'' bfTreadwright gaurd dogs and spidertrax spacers Looks: -Satoshi grille made by myself -Hood, front bumper, grille, roof, tailgate and rear bumper plasti-dipped. -BHLM -eyelids -matted out tailights -Tacoma bed mat Small mods : -Trailer 7 pin replaced and moved into bumper beside licence plate -Removed mud flaps -Repainted frame/lower a-arms, skid and rear diff/housing with por15 -Led bulbs -Interior lights replaced with blue led's -Beep on lock added
    my seats were held down with zap straps....yet the guy figured out how to perfectly wire in 443582375 spot lights. The rest of the truck was 100% stock
     
  9. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    where is Static Filter? He has the most retarded previous owner of all.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    removale of a leaf in the stock leaf pack... :facepalm:
     
  11. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    i dont know why i laughed so dam hard but that sucks ass hahahaha! i could just imagine out driving my truck and just this movie style explosion and shit goes flying everywhere and i would just be sitting there staring in disbelief.


    somebody wanted a lowered 4x4...either that or they wanted to ride bro without spending any money on a lift
     
  12. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    the truck was perfectly level. he said he wanted a better ride... the truck still had stock shocks on it.
     
  13. Nov 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    same here....cant wait to take off the BL and spacers and get a real lift :cool:
     
  14. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    2x
     
  15. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    blackedouttaco

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    Where the air box connects to the intake tube had broken off completely allowing all of the air for the engine to bypass the filter and go straight in. I didn't discover the redneck epoxy job until a few months after I had purchased the truck and taken it through the desert and some sand dunes. I just hope there wasn't too much damage. Upside, a new cold air intake was a justified must have.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    Got mine completely stock with only 5k on it from an old guy :D
     
  17. Dec 16, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    cdaulton

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    Lucky you, maybe when the kids are out of the house I'll be able to get a truck like that.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    tacomaforlife

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    X2 but mine had 138k with the factory plugs wires and battery.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    i had Rancho HD coils up front..but freakin blocks in the rear..my leafs were shot cause of that.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    NicNac22

    NicNac22 D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F

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    fun stuff coming soon! New battery, radiator and CV joints and axles. Added some Rancho RS5000 shocks.
    mine was all stock...even the shocks at 211xxx miles....lol he did replace the timing chaing and replace a rear main seal though, never modded it. except for his hands free phone hookup, he installed a mic and a speaker.
     
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