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Old 02-18-2011, 06:38 PM
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I'm sorry to hear this Chris. When I bought mine I had the PO drive me and the 100 straight to a reputable Toyota dealer that I had already screened. They did a PPI and let me come into the shop, talk to the mechanic, and look at the underside of the vehicle while it was on the lift.

They did miss a few things but nothing material.

Keep the faith, you will find what you are looking for.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:16 PM
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Corbet, do you have any idea if this will work with the side curtain SRS?
Don't want to hijack this thread anymore than I already have. But no I have no idea if they will work with side impact air bags.

More info/pics here http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-c...prototype.html
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:18 PM
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I found folks on Mud to check 2 vehicles out who I never met personally before. I passed on the first, I bought the second. I met the guy later on who looked at the 2nd one, he moved here to Colorado, has a sweet 45/80 and is a really cool guy
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:48 PM
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Well it really is nothing more then I jumped the gun on a less then sound rig.

As I think I have read, rust has a subjective level of existence..Colorado folks would say no rust and that would really mean no rust...Misourri folks might say no rust and that would mean the engine is still running and the body has only a few minor blemishes of rust...

I am indebted to Robbie and Barry for giving me their honest and educated evals.

Some things were also not adding up that I initially overlooked. The car was 11 years old and parts of the engine bay, break housings and a few parts of the interior showed the age. But...the front bumper was new, paint was very good (new?), hood did not align, radiator new but mounted with corroded bolts, bolts on right inner fender clean/new, bolts on left inner fender corroded..Over spray on inner fender aprons ( I should have caught that one..) and new steering wheel.

After having it checked out by Robbie, it all made sense. Car Fax does not always give the whole story. This thing had to have had a front end collision.

At the end of the day it was more about the rust and maintenance that would be needed and it didn't make sense to sell a perfectly built up FJC for a rust bucket.

Christo has been really helpful as well and between Christo and Tim's advice, I could have saved a lot of mod money and not gone to MO.. Thanks guys for the sound advice and next time I will listen!

I am not sure what our next step is at this point. I just detailed the FJC again and it is looking pretty clean, might just drive it for a while longer. I am not unhappy with the FJC at all, just trying to find a better fit for the entire family.

We will figure it out, sooner then later.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:31 PM
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Some entertainment for you new 100 series owners.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-c...0-vs-80-a.html
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:35 PM
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Some entertainment for you new 100 series owners.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-c...0-vs-80-a.html
And just what do you think you're doing in the 100 section, anyway?
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:10 PM
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what kind of truck is this.. http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2233826007.html a 105 is a 100 with a SFA, right? so what's the deal with the 4.5l straight 6? a IFZ-FE 100?
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fzj105

interesting RHD and in Texas for only 10k.. Not very good pics, hummm...
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... Not very good pics, hummm...
I know, it looks like a crime scene or something, right?
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:26 PM
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I drove a disel 105 in AU. it was awful. 105 is an 80 chassis with a 100 series body. Slow and ride quality of an 80.
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