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How is my frame rust?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by texastaco81, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    texastaco81

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    Hey guys,

    I just recently read up on the frame rust recall and was wondering how mine was shaping up. I don't know what is *typical* rust wear so I took some pictures (best I could). What you guys think?

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  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    LMAO, what rust?

    It's going to snow here tomorrow. Bring it up and drive around for a while, especially behind the salt or brine truck. Then take some pics in 6 months and get back to us.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    x2 there's nothing there to be even remotely worried about!
     
  4. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    HAHAHA you have like zero rust....if you had the rust your thinking about you would be able to stick you finger inside the frame through a rust hole
     
  5. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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  7. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks guys... I am *really* new to vehicle ownership and care.

    The rust on the long metal pipe looking part (excuse my ignorance, is that the exhaust?) is normal?
     
  8. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Yes, that's the exhaust and yes that is normal for the stock one to look like that on a truck that "old". When the frame looks like the exhaust, start worrying.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Yes that's normal and no big deal.

    Your frame literally has the least amount of rust on it that I've ever seen on a 1st gen Tacoma
     
  10. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    ooh let me show you mine then :D
    mine has frame-TRAC so I will never get rust :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    This explains why your frame rust thread has almost no pictures of the frame at all.

    In any event, you're fine. Keep the paint as intact as possible, see about having it oil-undercoated every year before winter (if you get any snow in your area) and you should be fine...
     
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