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Tearing Down The 97

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by WASTE MANAGEMENT, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 2:55 AM
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    WASTE MANAGEMENT

    WASTE MANAGEMENT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First Name:
    Travis
    Umatilla Florida
    Vehicle:
    97 tacoma 4x4 3.4 w/5 speed
    new 31x10.5 tires, mag wheels, drilled rotors, new sound, and a cb.
    I pulled a car on a car dolly the other day, a tire blew out and the car passed me. In the prosses the car made contact with the drivers side of my truck and made a bend in it. So I figured what better time than now to repaint it. I searched high and low and while out of town I located a good bed, but had no way to get it home. I got a good deal on the bed so I put it up side down on top of my bed and strapped it down for the 70 or so mile drive home. You should have seen the looks I got. I want to do most of the work myself so I started pulling parts to prep for the repaint.
    This is what I started with...
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    This is what started this thing
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    And this is what it looks like after I took it apart. I sanded and primed the back of the cab so I can paint it before i put the new bed on. I still need to prime and paint the front of the bed too.
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    This is where the interior was.
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    And a pic of the new bed.
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    I'm doing a lot of prep cause im changing the color. If i was going black I would have just sanded it and shot some new paint, I'm going to powder coat the bumpers and repowder the brush guard before I put it back together. I'm replacing a lot of stuff while im at it. I have taken a bunch of pictures, I will post more later today, if you guys want to see them.
    So let me know what you think...
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    mikeyreolegio

    mikeyreolegio Member

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    Michael
    Corona
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    97 Tacoma LX
    looks like its gonna come out clean.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    WASTE MANAGEMENT

    WASTE MANAGEMENT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Umatilla Florida
    Vehicle:
    97 tacoma 4x4 3.4 w/5 speed
    new 31x10.5 tires, mag wheels, drilled rotors, new sound, and a cb.
    I hope so, I'm spraying the inside of the cab with bed liner today for some extra protection. I found some rust where the carpet rubbed to paint off the floor to the left of the clutch :(. Its not too bad i just need to sand it down to the metal. Its the only rust I have found so far.

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