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Guess we all have a different definition of "very dependable". Go for it, Tim. 

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Tim Frazier
1 hour ago, Marc Ret said:

Guess we all have a different definition of "very dependable". Go for it, Tim. 

Ha!  The 22Rs were amongst the best engines ever put in a vehicle.  Not to mention rebuilt ones are easy to find.  He's fishing with a high price but I'm sure that dog "box" was custom made for their deer hounds.  I bought a Jeep CJ-7 down there in 1991 that you could have eaten off the frame, so it might be clean.

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Marc Ret
15 minutes ago, Tim Frazier said:

Ha!  The 22Rs were amongst the best engines ever put in a vehicle.  Not to mention rebuilt ones are easy to find.  He's fishing with a high price but I'm sure that dog "box" was custom made for their deer hounds.  I bought a Jeep CJ-7 down there in 1991 that you could have eaten off the frame, so it might be clean.

 

I just found it rather amusing that he lists a bunch of parts replaced, some normal wear on a truck with 150,000mi and some major that shouldn't have failed that early (clutch and transfer case), and then states it's "very dependable". He must have had a big glass of Toyota flavored Kool-Aid before writing that advert.😉

 

A friend and I drove from Harrisburg to Seattle in a Tacoma just like that one. I won't be doing it again. 

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topdog1961

When the ad says “Absolutely No Rust”, and you can see lots of rust in the pics.....says it all about the seller. 

 

I sold my 91 TOY 4x4 truck about 5 years ago with 175,000, truly very dependable but with lots of rust for $2,400.  I thought that was a fair price, and had no delusions it was worth $6,000.  I replaced it with a 98 F-150 4x4, original owner garage kept southern truck spotless with zero rust with 112,000 for $6,500. It’s been a great truck also, knock on wood. 

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gunsrus

Up here on the coast , anytime I see a trailer hitch rusted , I run . Backing a boat into salt water will almost always guarantee it's a rust bucket . Not saying that about this truck , just my observations . 

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406dn

Man, I must have shot a friend of mine a hell of a deal 10-12 years ago. I sold him a clean 95 Suburban for less than this guy is asking.

 

The hitch has lots of rust, there's more if you look. It's maybe just me but when I see oversized rims and tires on a light duty truck,,, I cross it off my list.

 

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River19

"Absolutely no rust" except for one of the three pictures that is nothing but rust on the bumper....granted it is aftermarket but I found it funny....

 

Tim, I don't know how big you are, but I had a taco of that era (1998 v6 5sp) but I had the extra cab.....call it like 18" extra....and the seat barely went back far enough for me to throw the clutch all day and I'm a relatively long legged 5'11".  That regular cab with a stick makes my knee hurt just looking at it......

 

Reminds me of my first "date" with Nancy......she had a 1993 Ranger reg cab 4 cylinder 7' bed 5 speed.....bench seat.....so when she drove I was in the glove box.  She handed me the keys as I dropped her off at a field to grab a horse and I literally thought my knee was going to hit my face when I let the clutch out....I had to angle my legs off to the sides so my knee wouldn't get stuck under the wheel so I couldn't steer.  Man, that truck could stop on a dime.  Struggled to get over a dime, but it could stop on one.  7' bed lol 

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C.J.L.

Maybe I'll buy it just for the dog box to put in my dream ride and give the Toyota to Goodwill..

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Tim Frazier
1 hour ago, 406dn said:

Man, I must have shot a friend of mine a hell of a deal 10-12 years ago. I sold him a clean 95 Suburban for less than this guy is asking.

 

The hitch has lots of rust, there's more if you look. It's maybe just me but when I see oversized rims and tires on a light duty truck,,, I cross it off my list.

 

Tough crowd!  That hitch is part of a cheap bumper but it certainly isn't a baby'd truck.  Those guys cover thousands of acres dragging those dogs around so I'm sure it was used for what it was bought for. 

 

As far a big tires, Toyota's on "33s used to be as common in the SE as beer at a barbeque!

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topdog1961

I ran way oversized tires on offset rims on my 91 Toyota for years and many miles with no problems. It’s not the look I prefer, but it came that way, and got me 65 miles to work in level 3 snow emergencies many times. It had enough ground clearance to plow through the drifts. Eventually the aftermarket chrome rims rusted so bad I replaced them with some aluminum Taco rims off Ebay. Even those were larger diameter than stock but had stock offsets. They looked much better. 

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Cold Iron
10 minutes ago, Tim Frazier said:

Tough crowd!  That hitch is part of a cheap bumper but it certainly isn't a baby'd truck.  Those guys cover thousands of acres dragging those dogs around so I'm sure it was used for what it was bought for. 

 

As far a big tires, Toyota's on "33s used to be as common in the SE as beer at a barbeque!

 

Yep! And many still are trying to stuff as much rubber as they can under a Taco.

 

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My Tacoma Baja | TX came with TRD Pro lift and suspension. From the factory. 

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406dn
1 hour ago, Tim Frazier said:

Tough crowd!  That hitch is part of a cheap bumper but it certainly isn't a baby'd truck.  Those guys cover thousands of acres dragging those dogs around so I'm sure it was used for what it was bought for. 

 

As far a big tires, Toyota's on "33s used to be as common in the SE as beer at a barbeque!

 

150k hard miles,,,,sounds like a steal at $6000.

 

I never said oversized rims and tires weren't common. I had to talk my son, many years ago now, out of a K5 Blazer that had been lifted so that some oversized tires would fit. It wandered all over the road and the tires had a nice whine to enjoy as well. Everyone has their perfect rig, mine stay pretty stock.

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Tim Frazier
1 hour ago, 406dn said:

 

150k hard miles,,,,sounds like a steal at $6000.

 

I never said oversized rims and tires weren't common. I had to talk my son, many years ago now, out of a K5 Blazer that had been lifted so that some oversized tires would fit. It wandered all over the road and the tires had a nice whine to enjoy as well. Everyone has their perfect rig, mine stay pretty stock.

My first lifted truck my dad walked by my friends and I working on it and said. “Big tires don’t impress me”.   We still laugh about that!  I had one jeep that needed universals more often than brake pads!! 

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406dn

It also occurred to me that if that truck has sported oversized wheels most of it's life, the odometer reading can be taken with a grain of salt. 

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