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Thanks from new member in Chicago

Discussion in 'New Members' started by motobbq, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    motobbq

    motobbq [OP] New Member

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    grace
    Chicago
    Hi,

    I bought a 2012 Tacoma access cab about a year ago after selling my 1997 Honda CRV with 180k miles on it. I'm pretty happy with the pickup, and it's been really practical since I seem to haul more stuff (bikes, home improvement stuff, flea market finds, etc.) than people. This forum has been very helpful so far. I've added d-rings to the bed (purchased from an army surplus source mentioned here), and used carabiner clips to secure an anti-fatigue mat. The mat keeps the sandbags I use in the winter from sliding around. Nice and tidy, I'll probably leave it in year-round.

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    After a lot of research, I decided on an Extang solid fold and just installed it yesterday. Security is a big concern in Chicago. I have a manual keyed Pop 'n' Lock on order.

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    I still have to do a few more things to the truck, including add trailer hitch and a dog platform. Again, this forum has been a big help, and I'll be building something very similar to this:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/72761-access-cab-dog-platform-udpate-pics.html

    Thanks for the great resource! I hope I can contribute.

    Grace
     
  2. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    DirtEater

    DirtEater Well-Known Member

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    Terry
    Surprise, AZ
    Welcome. Nice truck you have there. Good idea on the mat with carabiners.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    David
    Clay City, KY
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    2012 4x4 Single Cab Taco!
    EZ Lift/Pro Comp 3" lift. Spacer in front, add a leaf in rear, Bilstien 5100 shocks, TC UCA, 5% Tint all around, Painted all trim to match. Magnaflow muffler dumped, drop in k&n air filter, tinted tail lights
    Welcome!!!:rasta:
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Mark
    Indiana
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    05 TRD Sport
    Custom Everything, 1 Ton Axles F & R
    Welcome! Be sure to check out the Chicagoland members thread under the midwest section for upcoming events!
     
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