Sounds like you had quite an adventure travelling around South America. It’s on my list of destinations at some point.
As for the Tacoma, it was simply an amazing machine. I took that thing everywhere and it just kept ticking over. Every time I started it, it put a smile on my face. I’ve got some bad news about the truck though, it’s going to be crushed by Toyota due to the rust warranty issues on the frame (there’s a thread on ExPo about it). As for the price, it is reasonable considering what’s on the vehicle. I can tell you that I spent way more than $12K in aftermarket accessories, more like $25K and that’s not including the price of the truck to start with.
I’ve been working away from home since March thus the 80 Series has been neglected. I’m about to change that!