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Is this rust "ok?" --pics provided

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by shishkabab, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    shishkabab

    shishkabab [OP] Active Member

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    I know, another rust question. Just purchased this 03 double cab and it spent a lot of its life in VA, so I'm a little worried....the rust doesn't look too bad, but I don't know exactly what to look for. Am I just over analyzing? thanks guys!

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  2. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    What rust? :notsure:

    You should see the underside of my 2007 from being in New England :laugh: That frame looks to be in very, very nice condition. What you're seeing is extremely superficial surface rust and nothing to be concerned about.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    AK Taco

    AK Taco 'Murrica!

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    Looks perfectly good to me. That's better than most frames I'd say.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    LukeBo4x4

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    Va isnt a state really to worry about with rust. new england is the bad areas.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    File that frame under "pretty much no rust at all"
     
  6. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    shishkabab

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    Thanks guys. I'm a worry maniac and wanted to double check. Thanks for the reassurance :)
     
  7. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    07COMA801

    07COMA801 TOYOTA.. Because barbie drives a jeep..

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    Looks awesome for sure just wire brush the mild rust and then clean the dust/dirt off then use a rust prevention product to coat the out side of the frame so it stays as good looking as it is now:cool:
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    guitarjamman

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    My 2012 already has more rust! Seeing that amount wouldn't even cross my mind as a concern.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I'm still looking for the rust?
     
  10. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    You better get your frame replaced immediately that rust is super concerning I mean your frame is in danger of snapping in two!! Seriously dude your frame is good for 10 years old
     
  11. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Pugga

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    Look hard, you'll see a few specs in one of the pictures. It's like Where's Walkdo :D
     
  12. Jun 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    cynicalrider

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    My frame got re-coated by Toyota in 2010 and has substantially more rust than that. Jealous!
     
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