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Yep, we have to do a senior project at school, mine is gonna be on the T100, can ya'll help me gather websites with good info on the history from all years the T100 was in production(93-98), i am doing work on the truck as part of the project as we have to do something lol
 

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Um...using Yahoo or Google will git you lots of hits. Some are kinda weak...you can even search wikipedia if you like... ;)
 

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Cough Cough... If you do as bam said an search, your report has already been written. I could find it in about 10 seconds but that's your job. You might spice it up with some analysis of the differences between toyota manufacturing and american manufacturing (historically, anyway). What is lean manufacturing? what forced toyota to do it? What are the implications for inventory and how quickly you catch a bad part / machine / design in a run?

I'm surprised they'd let you get away with a history of a historically (arguably) insignificant vehicle, but if so have fun. If not, try spicing it up with my suggestions.
 

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BTW...when is this paper due? ;)

Remember...no plagiarism!! :(

From what you find on the web and what you can dig up from yer own experience/forums...you should have a pretty good amount of information to build a great paper. Just don't slough off and make us all look bad... :D
 

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lol, i know the no plagarism, not sure when the paper is due, lol
im a junior and haveta have it 100% complete by december, (early grad if all goes well), so yea, i was searching today, and didnt find all that good info, as i will need enough so i can write a good 5 page paper or so, that will suck
 

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You can also check out YotaTech fer some info...like the brochures... :D
 

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what happened??

while doing some research, i found some info that had me wondering.....here it is.....

notice the bottom, where i have enlarged the text.......
Year to Year Changes

1994 Toyota T100: A driver-side airbag and the addition of a 4-cylinder as the new base engine are the major changes for the T100's second model year. A 150-horsepower, twin-cam 2.7-liter 4-cylinder bows in a new entry-level T100 model, available only in 2WD format. In addition to the driver-side airbag, all T100s gain the requisite side door-guard beams and a center high-mount stoplamp. Among the other changes, there's a new 2WD DX V6 model, plus a One Ton model.
1995 Toyota T100: Toyota finally adds an extended-cab model to its T100 lineup, and drops the previous V6 for a new 190-horsepower V6. The T100s new Xtracab is available in both DX and SR5 grades, and provides an extra 21.7 inches to the cab. They come equipped with a 60/40 split front bench seat, forward-facing 50/50 split jump seats for three, with accompanying safety belts. The new V6 is available with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, in 2- or 4-wheel drive.
1996 Toyota T100: The T100 One Ton with its 2480-pound payload capacity is discontinued.
1997 Toyota T100: Bucket seats and 16-inch-diameter wheels are new features available this year on Toyota's nearly full-size pickup.
1998 Toyota T100: T100 sees no changes for '98. But an all-new model would be ready for '99.

what happened to this "new model" of the T100 in '99??
 

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ok robie, i didnt know if that was it or not, was wondering if Toyota had plans to keep the T100 into production, but decided to call it a Tundra, or if The "99" T100 was a failure, i wish toyota would have kept the T100's into production
 

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i think we all do...
im 6'5" and the T100 has the most headroom out of ALL the brand new truck. Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan. all of em.
i love my T100, but it sux being this tall :crybaby: lol
 

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ok robie, i didnt know if that was it or not, was wondering if Toyota had plans to keep the T100 into production, but decided to call it a Tundra, or if The "99" T100 was a failure, i wish toyota would have kept the T100's into production
The decision to move production to the states was made almost as soon as the T-100s hit the shores in 1993. This was to git more acceptance from the US market and keep the pricing competitive instead of the high tariffs that were being imposed on the imported trucks.
 

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You can probably print out the brochures on the Yotatech website...if yer smart enough. ;)
 

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Bam, i didnt see a brochure scanned there??



BUT I DID FIND THIS, if you are looking for some good info on the history of our elusive T100's, check this out:cool:
all the below found here-http://www.toyotaoffroad.com/Articles/History/history_tundra.htm


Toyota's first full sized pickup. While it started as a slow bulky truck in the T100, the Tundra has grown to be a true competitor to the full sized domestic trucks.


1993

Toyota responds to requests from its customers to build a larger pickup truck. Toyota truck buyers are fiercely loyal to their trucks, but for those who needed something larger than the compact trucks that Toyota made, the only choice was to purchase a domestic product. Toyota listened, and introduced the T100.

The T100 incorporated all the things that loyal Toyota buyers loved about their trucks -- reliability, styling, practicality, dependability, ease-of-operation, low maintenance costs -- with what they needed in a larger truck. It offered three-across seating (with enough headroom to keep your cowboy hat on without banging the ceiling), a bed large enough to hold a four-foot by eight-foot sheet of plywood flat on the floor (with the tailgate up) and the ability to handle two-tier loading.

T100 was an immediate success with the media, garnering J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Survey "Best Full-Size Pickup" award and the "Best of What's New" award by Popular Science magazine. T100 was the first vehicle - car or truck - ever to receive an IQS award in its first year of production.

1994

Toyota introduced T100 with a four-cylinder engine. The engine was only available in the standard (entry-level) model, and only with a five-speed manual transmission. To further improve its marketability, Toyota gave T100 an optionally available four-speed automatic transmission on 4WD models (the 1993 model was available only as a five-speed manual) , a standard driver side airbag and side door impact protection beams.

Awarded "Best Full-Size Pickup in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.


1995

To address the highest reasons that customers gave for not purchasing the T100 - insufficient power and lack of an extended cab - Toyota endowed the T100 with a 3.4-liter V6 engine and an Xtracab option. The 3.4-liter engine produces 190 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque, giving the T100 better acceleration performance than the small-block V8 equipped Ford F-150 and Chevrolet C1500. The 3.4L engine incorporates a host of technology, including distributorless ignition, twin-firing spark plugs, sequential multipoint fuel-injection and a water-cooled oil cooler.

The Xtracab provides expanded comfort and convenience with the addition of a cab that is 21.7 inches longer, and provides and additional 21.4 cubic feet of storage or passenger space. It offers a 60/40 split bench front seat, forward-facing 50/50 split rear jump seats for three with shoulder belts for the outer seats and a lap belt for the center rear seat. For easy entry to the rear seats, the passenger-side seatback features a "walk-in" mechanism that automatically slides the seat cushion forward when the seatback is released. Amenities such as dual cup holders, change compartments, coat hooks, and integrated storage areas are standard.

For rear passenger comfort, T100 offers 29.6 inches of legroom, and even more hip room in the rear than in the front (60.4 inches versus 59.4 inches). Unlike the upright rear seats in some trucks, T100's rear seats are reclined 15 degrees.

With these changes, T100 stepped into the mainstream of "big" trucks. Now able to tow up to 5,200 pounds, with some models offering up to 2,450 pounds of payload, T100 is a viable alternative to domestic competitors from Ford and Chevrolet. And the best thing about buying a T100 is Toyota's legendary, proven reliability and customer satisfaction.

Named "Best Full-Sized Pickup in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.

1997

The T100 received only minor changes to improve the product. Aluminum wheels and a power package were available on mid-line models, as were the Tire Upgrade package, tachometer, chrome wheel arch molding, radio prep package and SR%-grade door trim. A larger wheel and tire package with 16" wheels was also available. Awarded "Top Three Vehicles in Initial Quality - Full-Size Segment" by J.D. Power.

1998

The world premier of the all new Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck, which is scheduled to replace the T100 when it goes on sale in mid 1999. the Tundra will be built exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) and will be the first Toyota vehicle launched in model-year 2000.

2000

The V8 powered 2000 Tundra went on sale in June of 1999 and had the best sales debut ever of any Toyota or Lexus product. It sold 8,011 units in its first full month of sales, 3,339 more than Tercel in October of 1979, the previous record holder.

Awards in 2000: "Best of the Year" by MotorWeek, a PBS automotive show. "Best Buy" by Consumers Digest. "Driver's Choice Award - Best Pickup Truck" by MotorWeek magazine. "Truck of the Year" by Motor Trend. "4x4 of the Year" by Four Wheel and Off-Road Magazine. "Best Full-Size Pickup" by Consumer Reports magazine.

2001

Minor changes were made, such as two new exterior colors and upgrades including a three-in-one AM/FM/cassette/CD with six-disc changer as an option on all SR5 and Limited models. In addition, a TRD Off Road package is now available on all 4x2 and 4x4 V8 models.
Notes

Tundra is a term that conveys strength and ruggedness.

The Tundra is built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton Indiana. The T100 was built by Hino Motors, Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.

All of the above information was provided by Toyota Motor Company, Inc.
 

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Bam, i didnt see a brochure scanned there??
Did you really look carefully fer anything that might look like a brochure? Try clicking on anything that looks like a picture...that has a year underneath it... ;)
 
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