Short story- Frame failed, I don't care for the shop manager at the local dealership, I am now looking for a replacement 1st gen.
Found out about the frame rust warranty extension/buy back/replacement on here while searching for suspension upgrades recently. Don't think they sent out letters in Florida, or I might have bought mine as the letters were being sent. I have a 1999 xtra cab, 5spd, v6, 4x4, bought in 2008 in NY and delivered to Fla.
Stopped by the dealership today just to see if they had done many inspections. Wasn't expecting to have it inspected because I have read the policy and understood that I needed to call Toyota and get a case number. The shop manager laughed when I told him I would get a case number and make an appointment to have it inspected. He explained that they had inspected thousands and only failed 1. They pulled it over the bay, tech took about a minute to determine it was shot, then took him 5 minutes to explain to the manager it was shot. I think he finally got his point across with "Dude, I stuck my F'ing finger throught the frame"
What really supprised me was, they sent me on my way with a "we'll get back to you in a week or so, and probably set up to replace the frame." After leaving there I called Toyota, got a case number, and now waiting on a call back from them. Going to suggest another dealership, maybe the one my wife got her Landcruiser from.
Now I get to start the search again for the perfect 1st gen for me. The great thing is I found this place, so the next one will be getting modded from the start.