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Can this rust be dealt with to prevent further damage?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Emmetjmcc4, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Emmetjmcc4

    Emmetjmcc4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On the market to buy another truck sadly, I don't have the means to go south and get another one so I'm looking for as clean as possible.
    Is this rust that can be dealt with and treated to prevent further damage?
    Screenshot_20191108-173519_Chrome.jpg
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    02_Taco_Banger

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    Shoved paper in my dash to stop a rattle.
    10 years huh
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Emmetjmcc4

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    The post gets even better
    The title is as clean as the std test you just took lol
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    cedarpangolin

    cedarpangolin So country I bleed cedar sap.

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    That is literally so incredibly far gone I wouldn’t touch it with a 100ft pole.

    you’ll get plenty of comments from welders or fix it addicts who have the means or the interest to take everything off the frame and weld on support plates or whatever fix they have in mind...

    Unless you’re up for spending somewhere above or below $800 for a proper frame fix, and expect it to be undriveable for a little while if a shop does it, or longer if you DIY, I’d say stay away from anything that rusted.

    My first question is, after reading the first few lines of the description, how are you even considering it? The seller is clearly an idiot trying to be a TV advertisement. Anyone who has to be an idiot to sell their product is a scam. A good product sells itself, and definitely without dumb jokes and irrelevant questions like this derp is putting in his description. Stay the hell away from it.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    andrew61987

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    Personally I wouldn't touch that thing.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    What's the rest of the frame look like? Really hard to judge without taking a hammer to it.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Emmetjmcc4

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    Alright well thats enough posts to tell me not to buy it. Was unsure how bad it really is.
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Rachelsdaddy

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    Offer a grand and part it out to us...
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Spoonman

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    Cut out and replace, then do the rest of the frame too
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Extra Hard Taco

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    Can only imagine what the inside portion of the frame looks like.

    Walk away and keep looking.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Is he gonna top off the windshield washer fluid?
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    That depends, is JimBob being offered full asking price?
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    new driveshaft?, perhaps exhaust as well?
    if those are original i am perplexed
    fuel shield does not look bad so that might just be isolated
    @Emmetjmcc4, need more pics! or a thorough close and personal inspection
    could be just surface stuff like i have going on
    where's this trucks location
    maybe better options out there
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    Yeah, parts of that look better than mine by far, and I don't see any holes. Can't judge it from one picture.
     
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  15. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    v5ensx

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    Sorry but Tacoma rust is like human cancer. It only spread and can not be contained.
     
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  16. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    Bro...that frame is only getting broken in, like the engine!

    Keep looking! I found mine on ebay and its cleaner than a 3rd gen brought from Georgia. Sucks but being patient is the best option if you can.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    can you tell if that is just a layer of bad paint coming off or does it look like a layer of metal chunking off?
    right next to the left of the mount there
     
  18. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    cedarpangolin

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    It’s bad. It’s metal rotting away
     
  19. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    TacoTaco02

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    Mine was worse than that.
    Paid $550 for the truck and paid my fabricator buddy $550 to cut out the rot and weld in reinforcements.

    Check out my thread for further details for how I treated the rust.
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    cedarpangolin

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    $550 might be worth it. Not $4,500
     
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