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2007 TRD Sport...rust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by budojones, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    budojones

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    Going to look at a 2007 TRD sport today. Specs all fit my needs, lowish miles, manual, etc. dealer just sent over pics of undercarriage. Frame looks good but seems like there’s a decent amount of surface rust. Am I being too paranoid? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    TegoTaco

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    Looks better than my frame, mines a ‘13
     
  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Looks good. Maybe even replaced recently. Ask for the service records.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    ImMrCrash

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    I see indications of spray paint. My only recommendation is to inspect very thoroughly, specifically the frame by the catalytic converters.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    TacoScooby

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    What state is it from? My 07 looks that good but it came from West. No vehicle 13 years old here that are daily drivers look anywhere near that good. My 15 F150 has more rust than that and it has only been in salt a few times a year.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    TnShooter

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    From the pictures, it looks like it is worth going to look at.
    The issue I have is, that I can’t stand when dealers paint the frames.
    I know why they do it, but they almost never brush the surface free of dirt and rust.
    It just makes inspecting it a bit more difficult.

    I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to knock around on the frame with a screw driver or something.
    It’s not going to hurt the truck, and they can just repaint it if it leave a few marks.

    Again, it looks fairly good fro the pictures, I see evidence of some type of lids or oil sprayed on the frame too. This maybe a good thing, or bad thing. Just look close at to why and were it’s been sprayed.
    Typically I continue a good thing, if it were done to prevent rust. But not if it were spray on to “REMOVE” rust.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    winkel

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    This^^^^
     
  8. Jul 6, 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    nd4spdbh

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    leaf springs look new, looks like it got a frame replacement.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    I'll second the motion that it's had the frame replaced. The rear leaf springs are brand new too. The frame on my 2014 - with Ziebart undercoating - looks worse than that. Remember, it's a 13 year old truck, it's going to have some rust.
     

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