Toyota Tacoma Totaled – Parts now SOLD

Post by blogger | March 6, 2008      

Well, we got a lot of miles and use out of our 03 Tacoma TAV.

Would have liked a few more years but that’s not to be. After a spin on ice last weekend the truck got crunched enough for the insurance company to total it. No injuries, that’s the important part.

We’ve got the topper/rack and custom rear step bumper. Local sales only, but I thought some of you in this area (Western Slope Colorado) might be interested. The topper is a bolt-on. As for rear bumper, it’s a fantastic custom made unit, and on top of our asking price would require a few hours of professional install as well as a paint job. If you’re serious, please comm in private to work out a meet and look.

Dynafit backcountry skiing.
Rear step bumper just after fabrication. Once painted and buffed out, it’ll look the same.

Dynafit backcountry skiing.
Leer fiberglass topper with platform rack. See rack details here.


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17 Responses to “Toyota Tacoma Totaled – Parts now SOLD”

  1. elcap23 March 6th, 2008 11:48 am


    I would love to take that bumper off your hands. Unfortunately, I live in Northern California. I think it’s time you made a trip out to the East Side of the Sierras for some spring skiing. I will be in Rock Creek in a couple of weeks.


  2. Dave Philipps March 7th, 2008 9:17 am

    Come on, Lou. Tell us how you wrecked the car.

  3. Lou March 7th, 2008 9:43 am

    Dave, no big story. Lisa hit an unexpected patch of ice on an otherwise totally dry road. It really wasn’t much of an accident, but it crunched the front good enough for the insurance company to want to total the truck. Speed was probably around 45 mph, no injury whatsoever and no ticket. Road maintenance this winter has been notoriously bad around here. We drive careful, but sometimes circumstances conspire.

    I wish it had been me and more spectacular, that way I could have blogged about it (just kidding).

  4. Joe March 7th, 2008 11:32 am

    Hey Lou, good to hear you guys are all safe. Is that topper for the double cab short bed? I cant really tell from the pic…

  5. Lou March 7th, 2008 12:05 pm

    Joe, yeah, it’s a short bed.

  6. Andrew F. McLean March 7th, 2008 8:51 pm

    Totaled? Any photos of the damage?

  7. Lou March 7th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Oh, the front passenger corner got creamed pretty good. Crush zone did its job, and the custom front bumper was designed to crush as well during a major impact, and did so. Hence no injuries.

    It’s definitely a bummer and posting photos just seemed like rubbing salt into the wound. On the other hand, nothing like a wreck picture! Perhaps I’ll stick one up here tomorrow.

    “Totaled” doesn’t mean what it used to. Seems that cars are now so expensive to repair, they’ll count it as a total loss without it being that bashed up.

  8. Tom March 7th, 2008 10:12 pm

    How much are you looking to get for the bumper. I have a 02 and think they are pretty much the same. Also wondering about the purpose of the wimp patch on the G3s. Does it make removing the skins that much easier?

  9. Lou March 8th, 2008 7:21 am

    Hi Tom, the wimp patch is intended to make removing the skins easier, and it indeed makes it go better for us.

    If you’re in this area, please email me about the bumper. Contact link in menu to left.

  10. Grant March 11th, 2008 10:18 pm

    Too bad about the Taco. She was a beauty, for sure. I guess this gives you an opportunity to finally get that Cummins…

  11. Lou March 12th, 2008 8:17 am

    Grant, I think we’re going the other direction. When we do, it might be amusing. Hint: We’ve already got the full size pickup and are not getting rid of it any time soon.

  12. tyler t. March 12th, 2008 11:16 pm

    I’m inquiring about the rear bumper. any thoughts on how much. Also, I live in slc, and head to the border frequently, any chance of meeting up along that line?

  13. Lou March 13th, 2008 7:33 am

    Tyler, email me via the contact option in menu to left. Lou

  14. Carl Fisher March 13th, 2008 9:02 am

    I’m interested in the topper… I live in Salt Lake, but need a refill on beer anyways. Any chance you’ll let it go to an out-of-towner? Let me know, i can probably make it happen this weekend.

  15. Carver March 13th, 2008 11:13 am

    Coefficient of friction.

    Studs help a lot. Steel-carbide studs digging into ice beats rubber on ice every time.

    I’ve been a big fan of Hakapelitta and Nord Frost but this year happily switched to Cooper. Can’t hear them at all and boy do they stick!

  16. josh December 8th, 2008 6:46 pm

    do you still have that topper if so lemme know 512-787-5265 Josh

  17. Lou December 9th, 2008 10:32 am

    Topper sold Josh, sorry.

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