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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 8, 2020 at 6:07 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    managed to get my old crippled arse under the taco today to squirm around for the first time since early december after a long, semi-cold winter with not much snow accumulation (2 or 3 inches if that) which is well below average with the 3rd driest February on record here, but its supposed to rain well tomorrow, first sig rain in over 3 months :rain:
    checked on the CF 3K spray used on the rubber undercoating under the cab and rockers, looks real sweet & black still like a million bucks, near like-new under there!!

    also was digging around with finger in frame and found some fresh taco chips :hungry:
     
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  2. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:06 PM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    My Tacoma took me out hiking today. I see a lot of beautiful west coast scenery in this thread, thought I’d share some from the other side of this great country:

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  3. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Likely safer than those cheap spring compressors you'd rent.
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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    Oh man that sure is beautiful, looks like my memories of the Appalachias.
    I'll bet there are some nice trout in that stream too :D
     
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  5. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:18 PM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf 20 minutes late

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    Got in the dirt today and this happened.
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    Anybody got a stock airbox for sale?
     
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  6. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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  7. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:23 PM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    Yessir, Foothills of the Appalachians, I spotted a couple on the hike up but I had no fishing gear....or a trout license for that matter. Would’ve made for a good post for the TW smoked meat thread.
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:25 PM
    Blue92

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    Trout fishing in NC is such a pita unless you do it all the time. So many stupid rules and regulations.
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:31 PM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    You ain’t kidding. We think very highly of our mostly farm raised then released trout in NC.
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    Good luck. Common failure on the airbox. I plastic welded mine with a soldering iron. Then some plastic bonding adhesive very generously over that can hold it together well enough. I luckily found a backup used airbox for mine. New units from Toyota are $500+.
     
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    And 9/10 times I just get pissed off and have my fly/lure stuck in a tree.

    I was up in Roanoke today, they stocked the river that runs through the city last week, lots of guys out fishing today. And from what I understand it a lot less hassle to do it in VA.
     
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  12. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Yeah I am aware of the stock prices lol...i was considering the plastic jb weld and epoxy lol
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    Check the molded markings on the box to see what plastic it is made of first. Low energy plastics like polypropylene and polyethylene don't bond worth a crap with most off the shelf expoxies and plastic bonding compounds. But polycarbonates, and polyacrylamide does bond well with most plastic adhesives. Just saying this to help you choose the right epoxy.
     
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    :hattip: Will do. Looks like Im gonna pick up @Blue92 airbox, but I did screenshot this and will fix this one and use it as a backup. Good looking out man
     
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    It's insane. The other failure spot is at the bolt tie down in the backside/underside of the box. Few notice that one when it cracks.
     
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  16. Mar 8, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    Yeah halfway through the day my truck didnt wanna idle lol. I thought, well time to clean the maf and possibly the IAC, looks like I just cant stop and we laughed, then when i was airing up I saw it and said well looks like its not my maf or IAC but they may be a bit dirty now lol
     
  17. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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    Mine was broken for so long that I try not to think how much debris went through the engine.
     
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  18. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    Fender skirts count for a lot :notsure:

    I have a feeling that mine has been cracked for a while and finally broke completely. But who knows.
     
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    All nooks & crannies now upgraded with Dog Hair!
    Good to know. I guess I'll let several thousand others be BETA testers and see what they come up with. There's also Deaver and those leafs with the number and letter name, something like J71 or whatever so...I have options :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2020 at 9:25 PM
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    After pricing new ones, I fixed mine. I drilled holes in both parts and stitched it together with wire. I then used epoxy to seal the gap and holes. In hindsight I think calking would have worked better than the epoxy. The wire holds it together, the epoxy was just to seal it up. Anyway, my fix has held up for over three years so far.
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