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Frame restoration - did it myself

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SeNate, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    ljma90

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    2.5 inch suspension lift front with rancho 9000 quick lift struts, rear rancho shock absorbers with 2.5 inch sky jackers add a leaf springs in rear. extra 2 inch long braided front brake lines with radiator flush, transmission flush, brand new front brake rotors, calipers, and shoes all done myself. more to come
    did you have it inspected for the frame replacement before you put in all this work?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2018 at 3:16 AM
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    brownoarsman

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    It's a 1998 that I bought at the beginning of this year, so I think the PO (my brother) probably missed the clock in 2013! :)

    While it's probably a $5,000 truck now with the repairs I've done to it so far, I totally agree that it's not worth it, even still. The only reason I put the work in was some sentimental value (my brothers' and my old work truck, first date and bench seats ...). Still. I just wanted to advise anyone else who may be thinking of the job as to the amount of work and level of 'uncomfortableness'. I tend to do projects just to fill spare time, but this one ended up becoming full-time! :)
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    ljma90

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    good job man. that blows about no coverage. but I can dig how you did it. looks good
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    CableTec

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    Sub'd.....doing this over the next few months. Not going to take the bed off. I'll just get to what I can with the needler and treat/foam brush POR-15 everything I can reach.
     
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  5. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    whatstcp

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    Get that steel wire brush kit from harbor freight for cheap for the super tight cramped spaces inside the c channel frame by the fuel tank and catalytic converter. It helps to brush the loose rust off and get it good enough for the por 15. That's what I did
     
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  6. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    CableTec

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    Awesome. Will do for sure. Thanks to everyone and the original poster for this very handy DIY. Appreciate the effort guys!
     
  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    SaphiraTaco

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    Don't skimp on the Ospho metal treatment. Apply it generously. It stops the rust chemically which is the most important part. Covering with the Por-15 will prevent new rust from starting.
     
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  8. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    CableTec

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    Roger that! :thumbsup::bikewheelie:
     

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