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Worst Previous Owner... let's hear it

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JManders, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM
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    JManders

    JManders [OP] Assistant to the Regional Manager

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    Warn driving lights, Aries brush guard, tow package, removed mudflaps, Uniden CB radio, Firestik antenna, PA horn, deck plate mod, K&N air filter, blacked-out badges, Hella SuperTone horns, 20% tint all around, fog light mod
    I recently replaced the bumper cover on mine to uncover some of the little treats the previous owner had done to it that I couldn't find when I was buying...

    bent frame behind bumper - he replaced the bumper and ignored the frame to make it seemed like nothing happened.

    skid plate - beat the crap outta this thing, surprised it's still hanging on. I'm gonna be putting a slick red one down there

    tow hitch not attached properly - didn't have it bolted on the right way, so I had to fix it.

    All this and I'm sure I'll be finding more as I replace with mods...


    Anyone else have any joys their previous owner left for them that they didn't originally see?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:25 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Found out after I bought the truck that they took the jack kit.

    Tow point at the front had been literally ripped off and the frame is bent.

    They had put in aftermarket tail lights and the wiring is a disaster.

    Plastic bedliner was in to cover up an extremely piss-poor job on a DIY liner.

    Several 1/2 inch holes were found randomly drilled into the inside of the tailgate.

    That's Kentucky for you I guess...
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:56 AM
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    Sparky4.0

    Sparky4.0 Well-Known Member

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    that would be me. f d up x fer case. rock rash everywhere, tranny rebuilt 10k mi ago. no carpet due to water in cab. ummm ripped rear upper shock mount off frame (last night) other things i cant think of right now... buyer beware. lmao. it will be a trailer toy soon.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:12 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Guess I was lucky, just had craptastic autolite plugs and oil filter and the carpet has a coupla oopsies that thankfully are covered by the floormats. The ones I'm most worried about are the turd easter eggs that came from the factory.......folding tailgate, crap ass leafs, possible motor fallout due to shitty frame mounts for it, frame rust, shitty axle seals, shitty rr main seal, voodoo radios, leaking cowl seal, etc etc etc
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    higherlux

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    i found out that that truck had been painted and has had a window broken out , and had the drivers side speaker wires cut up to wire subs (fixed by me) and the tow mount that connects to the frame was bent

    other than that everything rlse has been done by me :eek:
    no worries eventually i plan to make it in to a rock crawler:)
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    HeadlampRevamp

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    How does Kentucky have anything to do with what's wrong with your truck other than it might be from there?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    Daudio

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    I knew it was there before I bought it but for some reason the moron who had the truck before me decided he didn't like the interior color I guess so he rattle canned parts on the whole interior of the truck. Top of the dash, spots on both door panels, both kick panels and overspray on the carpet to a light gray. The dealership knocked a good amount of $ off for it so I bought it anyway knowing I could fix it myself....
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    ak47

    ak47 v.hey its my Avatar avatar.v

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    wow i seem lucky. mine was owned by a old guy that babied it and only drove it when he went fishing. :)
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    Khaos

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    Found what appeared to be a lot of bloodstains inbetween the passenger seat and the center console.

    Original rear bumper:

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  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    dipshit jacked it up 6inches, got sliders and a front bumper welded on, wired the fuck outta it, wheels the piss outta it, dogs the engine, and in generall just beats the shit outta it....wait thats me....never for sale hahaa
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Sounds like a dumbshit! hahaha jk man:D:p
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Just the fact that it was on the original timing belt and water pump at 156,000 miles when I went to change it. I bought it at 146,000. The water pump was leaking so badly it had encrusted the timing belt and front crank seal in dried up coolant. It took an hour and a half to clean all that out of there. Other than that, the previous owner (original owner) took very good care of my truck as far as paint, interior, and general maintenance go.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Duck760

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    I must say the day is far far away but when I do go to sell my truck there will be a thread asking best previous owners and it will be me haha... I love my truck and take care of it to the max... but my plan is when i buy a new truck (tundra) turn my taco into a full dessert truck
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    My truck didnt have any standard millage maintenance except replacement of timing belts (and of course oil changes). Has 93,000 miles and I just replaced the original spark plugs yesterday (MAN what a difference that made). Ill be bringing it in for its 90K maintenance this week.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    I'm sure it will taste outstanding ;)
     
  16. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    JManders

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    Not to mention he put 120k on it in the 4 years he owned it. I've only put 30 in the 4 years since...
     
  17. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    ywen

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    HOw is the front bumper suppose to fit relative to the front fenders? I have an 03. and visually I can see that the bumper is situated outward relative to the fender on the driver side but is slightly inward on the passenger side.

    Then again, from the pics I've seen the bumper + fender fit on the 01-04 Tacomas have never been consistent..
     
  18. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    no hidden surprises, but the previous owner had hauled somethingin the bed like paint or something, but it WILL NOT come off. i guess it was on his/her clothes or hands and there is a spot on the seatbelt buckle and the seatbelt adjuster, and a few small specs on the steering wheel.

    i also found i had a hidden block heater, so i guess that was a plus, but not from a previous owner.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    fatty ac1d

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    I found a toy car behind the back seat. It wasn't even a Hot Wheels!

    :mad:
     
  20. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    Same here. Thank god for weekend fishermen. Sat in a garage, regular maint. all at the dealer, brand new tires on it when I bought it...

    My biggest complaint about the previous owner is that he had a dog and let it on the front seat with muddy feet. Original upholstery is still stained a bit, even after multiple cleanings. And my AC smells like wet dog if I don't use it every so often.
     
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