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Charlie's 4Runner pics (and Aspergers Thread)!

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by PennSilverTaco, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:58 PM
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    Riding Dirty

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    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    No, those are rare for sure!
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Most have rusted to shit, and they're not as desirable as the third gens because they're underpowered...

    I haven't exactly heard kind things about the 3.0L V6...
     
  3. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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    You mean the 3.slow!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Exactly...

    One time in like 2003-2004, I found an early 1990s T4R RWD (as in factory RWD, not front diff and transfercase removed) on Fleabay. It had rims from a 2001-2004 Tacoma, and somebody had dropped in a Chevy small block!
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    @Riding Dirty

    I'd find a mint 1993 T4R (newest of that generation that can be registered as an antique and thus exempted from emissions), and drop a diesel from a Euro Hilux in it...

    THAT would be epic!
     
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  6. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM
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    With a manual transmission!
     
  7. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Millennial anti-theft device!
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    FUN FACT:

    I have Aspergers Syndrome, I'm under 30, and I know how to drive stick! The second two are a rarity in the same sentence!

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  9. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Wait until you see the 1980s Land Cruiser 2-door from Spain I photographed at a car show in New Jersey last year!
     
  10. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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  11. Jan 11, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    January 5th, 2018:

    This truck is located on a property just off the on-ramp from Main Street to Route 611 in Doylestown. It has been sitting there for weeks, and January 5th, I finally stopped to a take a look...

    I must say, this truck seems to in excellent condition and it seems that somebody really took care of it! For what they're asking, I could sell my 2010 Tacoma and only end up paying a difference of $2,000-$3,000! The one thing I can't fathom is buying a 10-year old vehicle with almost 170K miles (even it is a 5.7L Tundy in one of my favorite colors)!

    How would I know for sure that it hasn't been wrecked? It's been brutally cold lately, so how would I know that the A/C would work when I used it for the first time in a few months?!?!

    Regardless, this is a really nice truck. Like I said, it appears to have been lovingly maintained. Aside from an aftermarket double-DIN touch-screen head unit, it is pretty much stock...

    What do you think?

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  12. Jan 11, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    have it inspected by a mechanic you trust if you have any reservations about it, might cost a little up front but it's a really nice piece of mind to have. You could also pull a carfax report on it, but then you are at the mercy of things actually being reported to it.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    The big thing is that I've had my Tacoma since it was brand new. It was a gift from my dad when I got my learner's permit, I've put a lot of money into customizing it, and I'm quite attached to it.

    I can only afford one vehicle right now, and buying the Tundra would mean getting rid of my Tacoma...

    If something happened to my Tacoma though, I'd totally buy this Tundy with the insurance money!
     
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  14. Jan 11, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    Hey PennSilverTaco, in the first 2 pics of you in the VW, I was trying to guess what you were driving. I guessed right and it made me think of my Dad and his 2 VW Double-cabs, ('63 & '64) that he had. Back in the early 2000's, one of my Nieces asked me to look at a '74 VW Westfalia out here in sunny So.Cal. When she first opened the door, she said, ewww it smells like an old man and then looked at me and said sorry Steve. I told her that it smells like my Dads double cabs did after a few days of camping in the So.Cal. deserts. She did buy that Westfalia and I ended up working on it a few times. My wife and I have a family member up in Washington State who has HFAS, and he's a gearhead too.

    Steve
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    January 12th, 2018:

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Parked next to this 1996-1999 Limited at the supermarket while doing some grocery shopping for work...

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  16. Jan 16, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    January 15th, 2018:

    My dad looked out one of the upstairs windows and saw what appeared to be a dog in the catch basin behind our house. I caught a glimpse of the dog and believed it to be an English Bulldog. I ran out the back door and immediately began calling and whistling. My neighbor's dog started barking, but the Bulldog ignored him and ran to me. The dog had a harness, but no ID tags. At this point, I didn't even know if it was a he or a she, but the dog willingly followed me up the back steps. Like me, my dad pretty much fell in love with the dog on sight, and it was at that point we discovered he was a male...

    These are the pictures I took in our screened-in porch, with the intention of posting them to Facebook in an attempt to find the owner...

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  17. Jan 16, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    January 15th, 2018:

    My dad was driving his company truck that day since the Pilot was in the shop, and the dog was very eager to get in the truck. He'd been out in the cold for a while, so while we were driving around trying to see if we could find anybody who looked like they were looking for a dog, he positioned himself on the floor of the truck where the heat was blowing on him...

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    A short time later, he decided he wanted to ride between my dad and me...
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  18. Jan 16, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    January 15th, 2018:

    It was after 5pm at this point, which meant all regular vets would be closed. Luckily, there's an emergency vet on Easton Road that I drive past everyday. I still thought he was a $2,000+ English Bulldog, so I figured he had to have a chip. The trauma center was open, and the vet scanned his chip. Unfortunately, the chip had not been registered. In the meantime, my dad was on the phone with the local police, and they were about to take the dog to a shelter for the night. Luckily, the vet called the microchip company, gave them the serial number of the chip, and was able to get the owners' contact info.

    She contacted the owners, and they ended up beating the police there. My dad called the police again, thanked them, and told them the crisis was averted...

    So, the dog's owners showed up, and they were an older couple from Doylestown Borough. So, it turns out the dog's name is Bentley and he's about two years old. He is also not a purebred English Bulldog, just as the vet suspected upon looking at him. He's actually a Boxer/Bulldog mix.

    Apparently, they'd taken Bentley to a park about two miles from my parents' house and let him run around off the leash. Bentley saw a deer, took off after the deer, and disappeared (I knew a Bulldog couldn't have made it from Doylestown to where I live as quickly Bentley did). Bentley's owners had been looking for him over an hour by the time the vet called them.

    Bentley's owners were very grateful and wanted to pay us. My dad and I said no. They wanted our address so they could send us a bottle of wine. Again, we said no...

    Just seeing him safely reunited with his owners was reward enough!

    Here are some pictures I took of Bentley in the vet's office...

    There was a kitten in a cage in the waiting room, and Bentley wanted to go investigate. Bentley was not the slightest bit aggressive toward the cat...
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Normally, I keep Tacoma pics in my primary TacomaWorld.com thread, T4R pics in my 4Runners.com thread (this one), and Tundy pics in... Well, you get the idea!

    There's a neat little story behind how I ended up photographing this Taco, so I figured I'd share it!

    This is a 2005 AC 4x4, base model with 2.7L and 5-speed stick! One frame replacement under its belt from the recall, but 180K miles on the original engine and tranny!

    So I was taking my boss's dog for a walk around the block, and just before 7:45, this red 2nd gen pulled into the parking lot of a local church.

    I stood at the entrance to the parking lot and waited patiently for the driver to get out, and began the conversation by asking "Is your Tacoma Barcelona red?!?!"

    The owner, an older guy, kinda chuckled and told he'd had it repainted (I knew it was too bright to be a factory color).

    So we got to talking (which is how I learned about the truck's history and mileage). A dog owner himself, the guy absolutely loved my boss's dog Tully. I then noticed that the guy was wearing a "NAVY VETERAN" windbreaker and said "as the son of a Navy vet, I'd like to thank you for your service." This then sparked a conversation about the Navy (always fun for me).

    The owner, John, told me there were two things he disliked about his Tacoma. The first was the lack of intermittent windshield wipers (I told him how easy this was to fix and encouraged him to check out TW). The second was the lack of power windows. This is only the third 2nd generation AC I've see with crank windows, and only the second I've seen in person. On top of that, this is the only 6-lug AC I've seen with crank windows! The other two were 5-luggers!

    Oh, and before John went inside, I asked him if I could take pictures of his truck, and he said yes, so here ya go!

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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    January 20th, 2018:

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    From a distance, I thought this was a 5th Gen TRD PRO, but it's actually a nicely modified 4th Gen!

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  21. Jan 24, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    January 20th, 2018:

    Another pic of the gray 4th Gen...

    Just had to black out the license plate!

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  22. Jan 28, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    January 27th, 2018:

    I saw this nicely done TRD PRO at the 2018 Philadelphia International Auto Show yesterday!

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  24. Feb 2, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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  25. Feb 6, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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  26. Feb 9, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    A Limited and an SR5 within a block of each other!

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  27. Feb 9, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Another Limited!

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  28. Feb 14, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Here's one I forgot about...

    One of only two 2nd Gen T4Rs I've photographed in the last 3 years! It was being serviced at a nearby garage (that's why there's two guys under the hood)...

    December 1st, 2017:

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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  29. Feb 14, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    Same T4R...

    It had Minnesota plates, and unlike Pennsylvania, Minnesota is not a one-plate state, so I had to blur out the license plates...

    February 9th, 2018:

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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    February 14th, 2018:

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