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Original, Undercoated, or Replaced Frame

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Phisherman, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Phisherman

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    Was hoping you guys could tell me by these pics if this frame is original, undercoated, or replaced? 96 tacoma reg cab 4x4, appreciate your help.

    2011-08-23_11.19.57.jpg
    2011-08-239511.18.00 (1).jpg
     
  2. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    looks like its had some type of spray undercoating applied at some point.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    jbrandt

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    2nd pic looks like undercoating. Can't really tell if it's been replaced.


    Why do you ask?
     
  4. Aug 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Phisherman

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    Truck I'm looking at in MA. 132K on the clock. Been told zero rust both body and frame but worried frame was simply masked while back. 2 hrs away so attempting to get as many details prior to making trip. What would you guys spend on 1996 Tacom Reg Cab 4x4, mechanically sound, daily driver, 132K, ballpark wise?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    BG04Taco

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    Phisherman

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    Anyone here have subscription to CARFAX who could run VIN for me, send report. PM if so. Would be great help.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    kingston73

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    You should be able to just ask for the VIN and then call toyota, they'll have records of the frame replacement if it happened. If it's lived in new england it's whole life I don't see how it couldn't have at least a little rust on the frame if its original. Also, if it's a new frame you should be able to see at least some of the stickers on the frame still.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    kmok

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    Toyota undercoated the frames of the 1st gens if their frame didn't fail.
     
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