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New member! Foreign Salvage Mission

uk_tacoma

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Hey everyone, my name's James and I'm the newest member on here although I have been lurking on Instagram for a while.
I just bought a 2017 TRD Pro with a salvage title from a dealer in Miami.
I'd be lying if the last week or so hasn't been stressful. Already a lot of emails back and forth, trying to ascertain all the nitty gritty about the truck, the haggling the price down etc. From what I gather, the truck is too beat up to be re-registered in the states, but fortunately I'm not in the states. In theory, all I have to do is make the repairs and get it past initial tests and registration here.... My vehicle authority website doesn't mention anything about vehicle past. Just current roadworthyness.

Here's a list of what needs fixing. Tell me I'm not crazy?

New drivers curtain airbag
New drivers knee airbag -Probably back to the dealer for these, but neither are a legal requirement so might just be easier to remove altogether. Steering wheel is intact.
New front left fender
New/repair left bedside
New windscreen
New front bumper (Thats ok, I was gonna put a winch bumper on it anyway...)
New fuel cap and flap
Source some headrests for front seats. These have been stolen.
Possibly a new grille.
Possibly drivers window if its not just wound down
New left side tail light (Again, this is fine. I need to change them to amber turn signal units anyway..)

And then there's some dents to deal with at my discretion. Probably won't to be honest. I'm not that fussy. It's whats underneath that counts.

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Jfrisch01

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Welcome to Tacoma3g.

You have a project on your hands but if you can do most of the work and it’s worth it to you, I say no. You’re not crazy 😜
 
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uk_tacoma

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Well I'm hoping the worst of it is the airbags. If I can get them sorted, the rest is just panels and glass. Fingers crossed.
 
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uk_tacoma

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Got the windshield replaced in the states. $270, which i thought was ok considering that was parts and labour. I've seen just the glass for sale for over 600. First tricky part sorted. I was gonna do the drivers window too, but couldn't get a straight answer from the dealer whether it was broken or just open. Anyway time is up. It's on it's way to the docks. :D
 

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