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Why would anyone want an old P/U?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by virginiamarine, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Aug 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is why! I saw this awesome truck at Rausch Creek Pa 3 years ago and I can't get it out of my mind. Anyone have any details on the year, etc?

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  2. Aug 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Max4yota has a similar one.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    YotaDan

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    Cause older trucks are awesome! Early 80's body style.

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  4. Aug 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Boomtacoma01

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    I couldn't agree more.

    Definately a first gen in the pic. It could be a 79 to an 83 (w/ round headlight conversion) since the latter had square headlights.

    Love my 85 more than my 09.

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  5. Aug 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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  6. Aug 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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    Fernando

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    Too many, See Build
  7. Aug 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    so much win.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    tan4x4

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    Great trucks, cheap to buy, cheap to build, solid axles from the factory, large round wheel wells for larger tires. Only potential down side is the carburetor, and few bells and whistles.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    Boomtacoma01

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    I wouldn't say cheap to build. Its easy to sink a lot of money into an older one. Even with a solid axle from the factory, upgrades to make it a wheeler are costly. I have the 22re in mine so no issues there. If I had a carb I would have swapped over to propane.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    07regtacoman

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    Alot of those seen in Sacramento for sale.Still looks better than most of today's trucks.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose Drunk Canadian

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    yup early 80s first gen pickup
     
  12. Sep 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    Andres

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    I couldn't agree more.
    Even tough I have a 2013 Taco I still have my old 1984 Toyota pickup
    ;)
     
  13. Sep 5, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    why wouldn't you want an older Toyota?
     
  14. Sep 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    medic2230

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    I had an '83 just like that one. Had a full interior roll cage, double tube roll bar with tube front and rear bumpers. That was an awesome truck! I had a altimeter, tilt, approach angle gauge out of a 80's 4runner in it too.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    Man that truck in the first pic is sweet. Simple and just awesome!
     
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    because they are on a whole different level of quality, especialy for when they were out..

    i collect the old trucks, this is the one i wheel the most.. total rust bucket and was destined for the scrap heap untill i bought it in 2008 i have put 60k miles at least on it, a huge part of which were off road.

    i rolled it last weekend? no weekend before last, and kept wheeling all day. dont worry. there is no end in sight for this truck yet. i have a PORTA POWER

    i also added pictures of some of my other old toyota's and 2 of my old mans old toyota's

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  18. Sep 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    Fenwick1993

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    Subbed for more pics!
     
  19. Sep 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    JdevTac

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    What I'd give to be a young early 20 something in the 80's, rolling in an early 80's Toyota Pickup and listening to some of the best rock n' roll to ever hit the Earth. But alas I'm a bland 90's kid.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    TxFireman

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    I think there was roughly 8-10 Toyota 4WD PU's in my high school parking lot, at any given time, in the early to mid 80's. Not to mention the amount of 60's muscle cars that were cheap and plentiful. They were good times, for sure.
     
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