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Love the old Toyota

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by Mdirrigation, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Been cleaning up the yard during this warm spell , I had 1 truck left to get ready to plow, Sitting in the woods was my 1986 toyota , I havent started it since last year when I parked it after the snow season. I threw the battery back in it , started cranking and it fired right up.
  2. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I had a '86 turbo.
    It was a great truck.

    I currently have a '93 with 200k on it's
    second engine and a '00 with about 80k on it.

    The '93 is slower but it's so good plowing.
  3. leaves and lawns

    leaves and lawns Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    i am on my 4th toyota truck all went past 300.000 miles. got to love them :)
  4. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I just had new brakes put in and
    a mess of minor things just to bring it
    up to snuff.

    I probably need shocks but what
    I really need to do is raise it a couple
    of inches so the plow clears properly.

    It works and all but it sometimes is a bit
    scary going down those country roads at speed.
  5. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I also have a 2001 ECHO now.
    I love that car. 2000 pounds and gets up to 80 MPH pretty fast. near 40 MPG.
  6. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Love those old toys too!

    When I got rid of my 94 truck years ago, I pulled off my Western frame mount and wiring harness and stuck it in the shed. If things ever get real bad I know I'll be able to pick up an old Toy and count on it to make some money to keep food on the table!
  7. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I was thinking about that 2003/2004 winter.
    I was out of work then and didn't have a plow.
  8. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I'll never be without some type of pickup/plow truck just for that reason. Good Lord willing we'll always be able to make some $$ and keep food on the table...

    If I wasn't at work on lunch break I'd ask you about that out of work programmer thing... IT is my day job, snow work is my winter work along with sub'bing for my best bud for his snow work.