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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. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, Bassam.
  3. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  4. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  5. hoosyurdaddy

    hoosyurdaddy Rockstar

    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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    That's a nice looking truck
  10. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Nice- looks like a Tacoma- midsized truck!!
    Very nice!!

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