Tacoma TDI project

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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby themagellan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:57 pm

dana wrote:
DE80q wrote:Looks really good Dana! Is that a real cat on there, or one of those fake stainless shelled ones?


dead with this :rofl:
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby the german » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:34 am

Holy crap Dana, so much awesome! Congratulations on your daughter and getting the truck driving!

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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:03 am

Well, over a year has past, and I have made some progress on the truck again. Turns out having a kid takes a lot of time. I was able to start working on my house again this summer, finished off the basement and started tackling finishing out the downstairs. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I decided it was time to get back into finishing this truck and then moving on to finishing off my 90 and getting that sold. I built the lower radiator hose, swapped the rear end gears from 3.59 to 4.10 (gear ratios are way better now), started routing the power steering hoses and other plumbing items. Nothing too exciting, but it feels good to make some progress again. My goal is to do a couple nights a week out in the shop.

My 'baby' is now almost 14 months old and extremely interested in being involved in everything. She has even spent some time in the shop with me doing simple things like changing oil. She is always involved in the projects in the house. Good times.
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby DE80q » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:39 pm

I remember those days. My daughter was almost 2 years old the first time she crawled under my old eclipse with me. She came out with the wife, saw me under the car, crawled under and handed me a wrench that was sitting next to me. That was the first and only time she was under a car with me, she is 11 now...
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