Originally Posted by Detective_Dan
this MIGHT be true, but you cant make assumptions like that based only on a few crappy pictures
I have been through this exact repair on a earlier Toyota pickup...we spend months trying to get the frame to realign properly in the rear. If you look at the rear 3/4 view you will see damage to the rear left corner of the cab. Even AFTER pulling the left frame rail straight, there was a bend under the cab causing a vertical misalignment of 3" at the back bumper, and to solve that, we would had to strip the cab and front off the frame, probably the engine also, since the cross members were also tweaked.
Now, let's slice this a different way...what intact body panels can we get off the truck and what is the value of those panels?
There is a reason the commercial rebuilders haven't bought the truck already.
So, assume the frame is toast and a good frame would have to be obtained and all parts switched over, that were good.
I could do it on a Jeep CJ on a weekend, but those are MUCH simplier vehicles.
Then you would still have a salvage title...