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Veteran 96 Tacoma Resurrection

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MikieSwartz, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jan 30, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    05 Tacoma: 37" Tires, Method bead-locks, Long Travel, King shocks, Custom fabrication, currently swapping in a 5.7L 3URFE Tundra V8 ! 96 Tacoma: Budget Build Lots of DIY !
    I recently joined the forum and shared my 05 build. I also have a 96 I built 10 years ago, and beat to death off road. It's been parked for the past 4 years. Recently I was encouraged to start rebuilding it so I'm starting a thread for it on here too. It's a true function-over-fashion budget-build. I made a video of its current condition before starting. (it's way too much for a forum post) https://youtu.be/8ETf1s_s4to

    Here are some old pics of it too:
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  2. Jan 30, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal ---- Tread Lightly ---- Leave No Trace

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    Yep.
    Now that is a trail Taco, rife with PTSD :laugh:

    :popcorn: for the rebuild
     
  3. Jan 30, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco O.o •_• -_- O.O Vendor

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  4. Jan 30, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    FreshOldTaco

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    :itllbuffout:

    Interested to see what you do with it, looks like a fun project. You could probably use an exo cage lol
     
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  5. Jan 30, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    El Duderino

    El Duderino Obviously, you're not a golfer.

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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    That taco has seen some shit
     
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  6. Jan 30, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    DW85

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  7. Jan 30, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    outlawtacoma

    outlawtacoma Well-Known Member

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  8. Jan 30, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    Dude! Is this Whiplash DVD?!?!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Hows the frame?
     
  10. Jan 31, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Hey charlie ,i found us a spot to sit at night ,he has a carlot out side of gate 2 lol
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Welcome mikey whiplash
     
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  12. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    05 Tacoma: 37" Tires, Method bead-locks, Long Travel, King shocks, Custom fabrication, currently swapping in a 5.7L 3URFE Tundra V8 ! 96 Tacoma: Budget Build Lots of DIY !
    Yes Sir! :) Just started this YouTube channel and some new builds too. Share it up Please! www.YouTube.com/whiplashdvd
     
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  13. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    I also have a house just past gate 3 - with a big empty parking lot out front.
     
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  14. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    Your house has a parking lot in the front?
     
  15. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    05 Tacoma: 37" Tires, Method bead-locks, Long Travel, King shocks, Custom fabrication, currently swapping in a 5.7L 3URFE Tundra V8 ! 96 Tacoma: Budget Build Lots of DIY !
    That's where my dealership used to be. But its a different municipality and the elected officials hate me there. So now I have a house with a big empty gravel lot next to it. smh
     
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  16. Jan 31, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    PennSilverTaco Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    Remember that frisbee dog douchebag from the 2017 Truck Nationals?
     
  17. Jan 31, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    Yeah totally. LMAO Did I meet you there?
     
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  18. Jan 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Yes. I have photos of your truck that I took posted here on TW!
     
  19. Feb 1, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    MikieSwartz

    MikieSwartz [OP] 5.7L iForce V8 Tacoma : YouTube.com/WhipBash

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    LOL Thats awesome. I'll be at Motorama Feb 16 and 17 in the speed show. We'll have the both the Tacomas, the drift truck and my friend's "Stubby McFly" 84 Toyota too. If you're there, stop and say hi.
     
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  20. Feb 1, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Taco critter

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    Wheres motorama ?
     

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