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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aloha, May 6, 2015.

  1. May 6, 2015 at 9:55 AM
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    Aloha

    Aloha [OP] New Member

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    Greetings from Oregon.

    New member - First time tundra owner - 2nd time Toyota owner.
    After years of driving full size trucks from the 70's and 80's, my wife thought I needed something newer, more comfortable and with working features...like A/C and cruise control...oh and instead of drafting behind a big rig on the freeway to get 11 mpg, I get 16+ cruising at 70 mph. It's amazing how much you love these features when you have not had them for so many years.

    First, let's take a trip down memory lane; I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. This was my first Toyota - it was a 1991 Pickup - base model. It came with no rear bumper, no radio, no passenger side mirror - nothing. I bought it brand new on Nov 4, 1990. I added an amazing sound system (for the 90's), steel black/chrome wheels, custom carpet kit in the bed among other things. The picture below was how it looked almost every day. I washed it and waxed it way too often but I cold not get enough of that metallic light blue shine under the afternoon sun. I bought a brand new canopy and had it custom painted to match the factory color of the truck. It had the 22RE with a 5 speed and was finally put to rest with 112K miles when that tree jumped right out in front of it. It was a sad day.
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    Fast forward to present day...or two weeks ago. Picked up a 2004 SR5 4WD 4.7L Access Cab with 70K miles. I'm diggin' it! It has the towing package and tows my boat nicely, has a Rhino bed liner that you could eat off of and a Glasstite Raven canopy. Only a few plans in mind for this one - 2" leveling kit in the front, some new wheels with less backspace/wider off set, (not a fan with how the stock wheels are tucked in) some new all terrain rubber and a touch screen head unit with modern day technology. For god sake, this thing still has a cassette player.
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  2. May 6, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    How bad did the tree wreck your old 91?
     
  3. May 6, 2015 at 10:21 AM
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    Aloha

    Aloha [OP] New Member

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    Bent frame, smashed the hood, fenders, bumper, radiator, cracked the motor, damaged the transmission. I thought a little JB weld, a jug of Bondo, a hammer and some good rubbing compound and it would be good as new, but the insurance company did not agree.

    That was my first truck - after that, I had a Dakota, S10, F250, K10 and now the Tundra. It took me a while, but I finally came back around. :D
     
  4. May 6, 2015 at 10:38 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! You'll enjoy the Tundra!
     
  5. May 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Welcome!! Lived in Drain, Oregon (south of Eugene) for 13 years. Brother still there. I am still a huge QuackerBacker Duck fan. What about you? Duck or Beaver? Neither?
     
  6. May 6, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome aboard. Sad day for the 91.
    Glad you came back to Toyota.
     
  7. May 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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    Aloha

    Aloha [OP] New Member

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    Thanks!
    Neither. I like to root for team sturgeon fishing. :cool:
    It was tough to see it go. I'm looking forward to a long relationship with my Tundra.
     
  8. May 6, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Welcome from Obx, Nc :cool:
     
  9. May 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Sturgeon fishing is definitely a great sport.
     
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