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Old 01-30-2011, 03:40 PM   #91
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interesting read


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Hilux
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:57 PM   #92
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Price? Maybe you should have considered it?
It's in real nice shape with 123k miles, but they're looking for $7k.

I thought that was a little steep.

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Old 01-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #93
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Actually, it was a lot of fun. If you're working with the right people, there aren't too many jobs that suck. Changing all the seat cushions on a 707 wasn't fun. It was disgusting. Did you know Kevin Sloan or Vitou Mam? Both airframe inspectors.
Kevin Sloan sound familiar, but I'm getting old enough that most names do.

My least favorite job was sheet metal work at the outflow valve on the sanitation system. Our foreman used that little job as punishment for transgressions. I only had to do it once, but never wanted to again.

Doing repairs on a Flying Tigers 747 after it'd hauled several loads of cattle was not nice, either.

I remember one night we had to pull all of the wing panels on a 767 outside of Wide Body. Not a big deal, and mostly a tedious job except for the fact that it was 23 degrees outside and kinda breezy. We had a couple of guys who would run the screw guns into the hangar by bunches and put them under the paint dryer to keep them working. Drilling out those titanium screws after stripping them was tedious.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #94
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I see no practical use for that much tire in non flotation situations.
Perhaps a smaller tires then.

But the "look" is just right. And they are the vaunted Toyota Hilux'.

In Africa, they are everywhere. The four wheel drives are the choice of those who have to go where there are no roads, like farms and ranches etc..
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:43 AM   #95
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Okay, so I dropped by yesterday to talk to someone about the '98 4x4 Taco "Texas truck". Seems it really is a Texas truck. Fishy story, though... he didn't have the key... Says he passed it off to another customer believing it belonged to her Toyota... She was due back that evening... Hmmmmn... Weird, because this appears to be a pretty well run, busy, efficient auto repair facility...

But the story just gets weirder...

Owner/operator of the shop says a local guy tried to import the truck from Texas but ran into trouble when the engine started knocking when he got to the border... Hmmmn... He showed me the old engine laying beside the shop... Says it was a wonky counter-balance shaft, nothing serious... But he replaced the engine with a unit sourced from a wrecker with 80k kms... Hmmmmn... I asked "Is the replacement motor from a similar vintage truck?" knowing they didn't import 4cyl Tacos to Canada in the late '90's... "Oh, yes. It was a plug and play"... Hmmmmn...

Oh yea, he also said the guy had troubles because it had a "lift kit" on it. You can't legally import a vehicle from the US with a non standard "lift kit" installed. They removed the lift kit in addition to swapping the motor...

Anyhow, I'm tempted to call him back today to see if the key appeared... The truck does look good... Amazing to see a vehicle from the southern US with absolutely no rust anywhere. Seems surreal.

But I'd really like to speak with the guy who actually brought it up from Texas...

I can guess what the collective opinion around here would be... But this could be fun to shake out.

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:52 AM   #96
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Okay, so I dropped by yesterday to talk to someone about the '98 4x4 Taco "Texas truck". Seems it really is a Texas truck. Fishy story, though... he didn't have the key... Says he passed it off to another customer believing it belonged to her Toyota... She was due back that evening... Hmmmmn... Weird, because this appears to be a pretty well run, busy, efficient auto repair facility...

But the story just gets weirder...

Owner/operator of the shop says a local guy tried to import the truck from Texas but ran into trouble when the engine started knocking when he got to the border... Hmmmn... He showed me the old engine laying beside the shop... Says it was a wonky counter-balance shaft, nothing serious... But he replaced the engine with a unit sourced from a wrecker with 80k kms... Hmmmmn... I asked "Is the replacement motor from a similar vintage truck?" knowing they didn't import 4cyl Tacos to Canada in the late '90's... "Oh, yes. It was a plug and play"... Hmmmmn...

Oh yea, he also said the guy had troubles because it had a "lift kit" on it. You can't legally import a vehicle from the US with a non standard "lift kit" installed. They removed the lift kit in addition to swapping the motor...

Anyhow, I'm tempted to call him back today to see if the key appeared... The truck does look good... Amazing to see a vehicle from the southern US with absolutely no rust anywhere. Seems surreal.

But I'd really like to speak with the guy who actually brought it up from Texas...

I can guess what the collective opinion around here would be... But this could be fun to shake out.

Well, you should be able to figure out what engine it originally had by deciphering the VIN. I wonder if Toyota would have records of it's original sale. It would be too easy to get a Japanese salvage engine or what's called a front cut and swap it though.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #97
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A Guy I work with had troubles importing a Tacoma recently because of the lift kit as well. He had to uninstall the lift, get it inspected at CDN Tire and then reinstalled the lift kit. As far as 4 cylinder motors in Canada goes you can still by a Tacoma with a 2.7 4 cylinder motor. You can even get it in 4x4 but it has to be the Access Cab. I just checked the website. You won't see to many of them on the lots because they dont sell well and the dealer makes less money on them.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #98
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One of the things that speaks volumes on Toyota trucks is not being able to find the damn things in junkyards. I went to Crazy Ray's Pull n Pay in Baltimore to score an alternator for my Cherokee. So, just for grins and for about the tenth time since starting my Cherokee rebuild, I looked for a Toyota truck or SUV - any Toyota truck or SUV. I need a plastic bumper part for our 4Runner so I keep looking. But, once again, not a single one. Every make and model I could think of was represented except Toyota. At least I had my pick of Cherokee parts though. They are never lacking for junk Jeeps.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:32 AM   #99
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Im buying a 2000 tacoma reg cag 4x4 this weekend. were there any issues with this year truck? Frame issues? I also have a 2010 tacoma double cab 4x4 and really like it. I get about 17 mpg on average .
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:45 AM   #100
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Im buying a 2000 tacoma reg cag 4x4 this weekend. were there any issues with this year truck? Frame issues? I also have a 2010 tacoma double cab 4x4 and really like it. I get about 17 mpg on average .
A whole 17 mpg. ??? Jeez, the full size big three trucks are getting 15-16!

Tacomas have gotten too damn big and heavy. Can't even get the 4 cyl. in a 4x4 anymore...
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #101
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Im buying a 2000 tacoma reg cag 4x4 this weekend. were there any issues with this year truck? Frame issues?
Yes.

The original notice regarding 1995-2000 trucks:

http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...nty-policy.pdf

Years 2001-2004 were added later.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #102
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Tacomas have gotten too damn big and heavy. Can't even get the 4 cyl. in a 4x4 anymore...
Really? My '08 standard cab is a 4 cyl. 4x4, and I know that a friend bought an access-cab which is newer than mine, either an '09 or '10, not sure which, that is 4x4 and has the 4 cyl. Has Toyota discontinued those in '11?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:56 AM   #103
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Our local dealer has two 2011 Tacoma regular cab 4x4's with four cylinder engines and manual transmissions on the lot right now.
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yes I agree, 17 mpg is not anything to brag about, I just heard that the tundra's were horrible on gas, something like 10mpg. just what i was hearing.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #105
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Yes.

The original notice regarding 1995-2000 trucks:

http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...nty-policy.pdf

Years 2001-2004 were added later.
Is this only for the original owner. If there is a problem with frame rust can it still be taken care of ? I didn't see a date on the form .
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