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how screwed am i? (frame rust)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dom, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Dom

    Dom [OP] happy new year!

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    bought a 98 4x4 the price was right..
    it was cheap for a few reasons high milage, rebuilt, needed one or two things..
    i bought it from a second hand dealer came with a good warranty
    ive only had it for a few months now i just noticed the rust... its only really bad at the front leaf mounts on both sides
    i took it to the toyota dealer but they wont warranty the frame because it's been written off and rebuilt
    needless to say i'm pretty choked and will be storming back to where i bought it and making a big scene!
    is there anything i can do that would actually help?
    has anyone encountered this before maybe another toyota dealership might help?.... probably not...

    if worst comes to worst i guess i'll just weld some metal on there and drive it till she breaks.... then weld some more

    -not a happy tacoma owner
     
  2. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    Frostbyte

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  3. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    You didn't crawl underneath the truck to check for rust before buying?
     
  4. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    I'm sure you signed a piece of paper stating that you are buying the truck "AS IS"
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    this

    and this

    and because its rebuilt, TOYOTA will not help you at all.

    sorry man, GL, and BE SAFE
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    NicNac22

    NicNac22 D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F

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    i ALWAYS look at the underneath before i even look at the rest of the truck, especially trucks over the age of 5. there might not be anything you can do about it with the dealer, thats most likely excluded on your warrenty, especially it being a second hand place. pics would be helpful, only thing you can really do is try to replace the parts, and or sand off the rust use some frame reinforcers and put a rust treatment on it. sorry man, good luck
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    Im sorry to say this but...
    YOUR SCREWED!!!
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Pics would probably help. Mines rusting but I'm not "SCREWED" if it's not horrible just sand/grind it down and paint or reinforce if you feel the need to. Then go over it with some waxoyl or a similar product.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    907taco

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    if you cant put a screwdriver through it your fine, like others said your best bet might be sanding, then adding some POR-15, < rust preventer great product.......
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    you said its under your bed? It's a lot easier to pull the bed off and rebuild/repair the frame in that area. Your not really in that much trouble...
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    sucks OP, but my redneck self would do what you said. weld where you can and then rustoleum paint the hell out of it.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    If it is not so deep...

    You could brush, repair then red oxide the hell out of it. A frame with that process should not rust.

    Then again, didn't these rust from inside out?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    if its terrible you can get a new frame and diy...if its not terrible do what the others are sayin
     
  14. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Dom [OP] happy new year!

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    sorry bout the no pics but i dont have a good enough camera and i'm to lazy to got crawling around under there right now..

    there's only about a 6 part on each side of the frame with is terrible, a screw driver will go right through.. the plan is to take the box and gas tank off sand the hole thing down rip out any part of the frame that will come, weld some better metal on there and rust proof the shit out of it...

    firetruck where would you go about getting a new frame?
    from what i've read they still make frames for the 2001-04 but not 95-2000... but i could be wrong, i have been known to make mistakes before.:rolleyes:....
     
  15. Oct 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    nvm, i mis read, the frame i was looking at is for a pre taco...
     
  16. Oct 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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