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Pictures of my 99 Rusted Frame

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Moneray, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    Moneray

    Moneray [OP] Member

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    Well everyone I think my truck might have the rusted frame problem after all. I put it up on a hoist last night and took these pictures. For anyone that has had this problem does this look consistent with what Toyota is concerned about?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine watch the meat

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    where's the pics?
     
  3. Apr 23, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    Moneray

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  4. Apr 23, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    RoadKill

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    North of the border
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    Yep, looks like it!
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    99redtaco27

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    workin on it -
    Went down to the local toyota dealer and out back are at least 25 yotas lined up bumper to bumper awaiting the crusher - what a SHAME to see - and all those good parts...nother problem is now you can't find a used yota ANYWHERE they are going quick
     
  6. Apr 23, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I confered with my magic 8 ball, it says the outlook is bleak.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    RedTaco02

    RedTaco02 Newer Taco User

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    Which tacomas are being baught back? I haven't noticed any rust under my truck. I guess I'll checking. If there is any method to this madness let me know please.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    Toy4Life

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  9. Apr 24, 2008 at 2:59 AM
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    Janster

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    Wow...that definately looks bad.

    What a shame that they're 'crushing' these trucks. I mean - they could've sold them to a junkyard for some cash atleast and the parts would be available for everyone.

    Toyota must be getting compensated somehow either by insurance or something - or why would they be passing out all those checks? Amazing...
    That's a lot of money for a company to freely dish out.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2008 at 5:10 AM
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    Moneray

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    Ya after I took those pictures I contacted the dealership and they told me to bring it in. I could only find the one hole but when I tapped on the frame I could tell it was not very solid in some areas. Hopefully Toyota comes through on this for me.

    I purchased this truck in Boston and drove it back to Southern Ontario just 6 months ago. It has been a great truck so I will just wait to see what happens.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    99TRD

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    I had this happen to my 99. I received my offer of 150% of the blue book in excellent condition. It was more than $5000 over what I paid for it. I immediately started looking for a new/used one and you are right, it is slim pickens. The dealers know that too and I paid a little more for my new 2006, but with the extra money, I got it for a song.

    Take it in. The process is fairly easy and the offer will give you no choice.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2008 at 6:32 AM
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    TFA_DF8

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    I thought my frame was solid because there was only one visible sot of rust not larger then a quarter that wasnt even a hole yet, i took it to toyota seeing how there buy back deal is unbeatable and the slammed the frame up and down with a hammer revealing 3 more holes around quarter size then the final killler was the mechanic took a punch and knocked it straight through the frame, very disapointing to see. After explaining how dangerous this problem is they gave me the option of taking the rental or signing a waver and driving the truck off the lot. I have a 30 day 08 malibu since all the car rentals in ct are empty becaue of the recall and toyota guarenteed the process be over before the 30 days are up.
     
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