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Frame Cleaning

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beatricks, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Apr 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    beatricks

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    I have just picked up a 99 TRD. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on cleaning the solid enclosed section of the frame (basically from rear well to front bumper). I dont think the holes help it air out very will in there, and there is alot of trapped mud inside the frame itself. Total rust potential. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    RoadKill

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    Potential rusting?, check between gas tank and frame and muffler frame (inner side of frame.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/6549-95-2k-rust-help-toyota.html
     
  3. Apr 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    you probably need to pressure wash it really good, enough to the point where you get all the mud and debris out. it will probably take a while also, but it will be worth spending time on.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    beatricks

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    Yeah, I hear ya on the preassure wash, that will work.. ITs just a pain in the ass trying to get a nozzle into those tiny openings in the frame...theres gotta be a technique of getting in there and cleaning those bad boys. Wanted to see how you guys were doin it. Thanks for your replies.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    Have you had the frame checked by Toyota yet? In another thread I and at least one other member have had their Tacos bought back by Toyota.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    Jut a total brain storm, but I would think one of those pipe cleaner's plumbers use for large waste pipes or a chimney may help. I have never cleaned the rails, nor do I have my 97 anymore, so I couldn't tell you for sure.

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  7. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    maybe find a truck stop and find a wash rack, one in which you can drive up on, like the other thread wrote, it will take some time, but worth it.
     
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