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Frame replacement additional recommendations? (final update)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vann, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Vann

    Vann [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My stock '04 X-Cab 2.7 4x4 5sp 110,000 miles will be going in for a frame replacement in the next few weeks. What additional work do you recommend I have the dealer do while it's apart? The LBJ''s are new and the shocks are in good shape. I was thinking upper & lower radiator hoses and thermostat.
    They had mentioned something about the emergency brake cables.
     
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  2. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Kleenax

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    New frame & stuff CBI bolt-on Sliders
    Mine had brake lines & fuel lines replaced, along with the rear springs.
    I bought it in 2017 from the original owner who had the frame replaced in late 2016.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Anything that's rusty, really...

    You could always just have them disassemble it, and assess from there. Maybe give them a $500 budget for "extras" and have them keep the old parts for you to inspect.
     
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  4. Oct 29, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Blue92

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    I wouldnt let them ding you for the labor for those hoses and the t-stat. Doing them yourself is easy enough. A new ebrake cable would be a good choice as well as transmission and motor mounts.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Vann

    Vann [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After more than a six month wait, what is likely to be one of if not the last 1st gen frame replacement is underway.

    After an almost seven month wait It's finally finished! Lots of new parts and some additional work requested by me such as new exhaust, rear shocks, and radiator hoses. Drives and rides like a new truck.
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