Sierra/Hilux/Silverado

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by baldana, May 21, 2011.

  1. baldana

    baldana New Member

    Hi Guys,

    Obviously I'm new here and a bit about my rides: my first ride was a Chevy S-10 which i drove for 10 months and then found my dream truck, a 1992 GMC Sierra which I bought in 1997. One year after I bought it, the original paint started peeling off the body on different spots like the hood, roof and bed rails, so I decided to over paint my pickup completely. I will post the pictures of this job later.

    After 10 years driving this GMC Sierra, I decided to sell it and I bought a 2008 Toyota Hilux. Till today I still have the Toyota Hilux but 2 months ago I decided to buy a light-damaged 2008 Chevy Silverado and that's the reason why I'm on this forum.

    For those curious/interested to see the Toyota Hilux, I will post some pictures of the trucking showing you guys how I upgraded it.

    Anyway, enough for now.

    Bassam
  2. Welcome to the club, Bassam.
  3. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  4. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    Welcome to the club!
  5. hoosyurdaddy

    hoosyurdaddy New Member

    Welcome,lets see those Hi-Lux pics
  6. baldana

    baldana New Member

    I just added a new thread for the Hilux, but I got message that a moderator should approve the htread (???).
  7. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    Hilux- you aren't in the USA right?
    Here the Hilux is closest to the Toyota Tacoma.
    I think it is actually closer to the earlier small Toyota pickups-the Tacoma might be a big bigger than the Hilux, right?Not really a small pickup anymore- more like midsized.
    I had a series 1976,1986,1994,1998 of small 4 cyl toyota pickups- all but one were manual transmissions.
    They were great little trucks- good city mpg and pretty versatile.
    Now I have a used Suburban-216,000 miles(300,000 km) -it has been a pleasant surprise considering the age/miles and size and the rep GM usually has with foreign car buyers. Great vehicle- very reliable- good mpg.
    Pictures of your Toyota??
    Charlie
  8. baldana

    baldana New Member

    Hi,

    I am posting pictures of my Hilux, but I get a message that a moderator should approve them. I will try to posted it here.

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    Before: When my 2008 Toyota Hilux 2.7L VVTi arrived to Curacao from Argentina in November 2007:

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    After: This is how my 2008 Toyota Hilux 2.7L VVTi looks like:

    Upgrades done:

    • Changed the Rear Bumper
    • Installed original Side Steps
    • Installed original Fog Lights
    • Changed my rims and tires; bought original Toyota Hilux rims
    • Painted the mirrors
    • Painted the door handles
    • Installed a leather bed cover
    • Installed a muffler extension
    • and now it's a "TRD" version :)

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    Some more pictures before the mirrors and door handles were painted:

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  9. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    That's a nice looking truck
  10. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    Nice- looks like a Tacoma- midsized truck!!
    Very nice!!
  11. baldana

    baldana New Member

    Actually, this Hilux is only available here in Diesel (2.5 & 3.0) however mine was a special order: gas engine (I don't like diesel), so I got a 2.7L VVT-1, same model as the Tacoma 4 cylinder.
  12. Thats a good looking truck.

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    Looks much better after your mods.
  13. hoosyurdaddy

    hoosyurdaddy New Member

    People here would give their left nut for that in a diesel.
  14. Goldie

    Goldie New Member

    Welcome to the Club! Nice truck!
  15. baldana

    baldana New Member

    Diesel is too noise and dirty... My 2.7L drives as quite and nice as a Camry.
  16. jbjohnson92f

    jbjohnson92f New Member

    welcome to the club, there are a lot of those Hilux's here in Afghanistan
  17. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

    Welcome aboard!
  18. canislupis69

    canislupis69 New Member

    Welcome to the club Bassam...
  19. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Welcome to the club Bassam. Nice truck.
  20. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member

    Welcome to the club!

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