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rotten taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by blkcoma32, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    I was looking for some advise on what to do with my rotten taco. It has a rebuilt title so it is not eligible for the buyback. I love the truck but it is the "worst case of frame rot" the dealer that i went to has seen. I don't know how to put the pics directly on the post but i put an attachment on here(hopefully). What i am planning on doing is either cutting the rust holes out and plating the entire side of the frame that is rusted with some metal about the same thickness or a little bigger, that is the plan if i am going to keep it. The other option is to just fix the visible stuff on the frame and make it look like it was never there and pass it off the next poor fool. There is nothing wrong with the rest of the truck and it runs perfect, i just don't know if i will ever escape the rust on this truck! Does anybody have any opinions on if the surgery will work or if its just gonna keep rusting and eventually be worthless. Thanx

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  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    holy shit!
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    AK27

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    :eek: wow thats bad!!!!! poor taco!
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    derekabraham

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  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Ummm....X2 on the wholy shit.


    Have you thought about replaceing the frame your sellf? You dont want to band aid something and pass it to the next person...bad karma.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    were they right about the "worst they have seen" quote?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    chris4x4

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    WEll....I have seen worse.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    derekabraham

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    x2. But that is bad.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    yes i have thought about the frame replacement, is it worth the work? I know i shoulnt pass it to the next person but it is hard not to when it is a $5000 door stop with a rotten frame, ya know what i'm sayin?
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Jester243

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    are you in a position to see if they can offer anything towards a nw one, or a used newer one?
     
  11. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    yeah my 93 is worse, but for a 98 it is ridiculus
     
  12. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    This one!! If they don't buy back then do this one!!!
     
  13. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    They told me I was S.O.L. on any compensation b/c of the rebuilt title(even though the truck has been fixed any works perfect) I can't afford a new one, and i don't really like the gen 2 anyway.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    [quote:confused:=tacoholic;456971]This one!! If they don't buy back then do this one!!![/quote]


    What?
     
  15. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    As an ex-owner of a Land Rover 90 (aka Defender) that used to get seriously abused offroad I thought I knew about rusty frames. You have taken it to a whole new level. Man, that's bad.

    You can plate it for sure, but good luck trying to find some decent metal to weld to. I'm with the others ^^ - see if Toyota will at least help you out a bit.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    JimBeam

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    isnt that also illegal?
     
  17. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    dont know?
     
  18. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    i mean the whole selling a vehicle knowing it has problems without reporting the problems to the new owner
     
  19. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    If he doesnt disclose the issue, yes.
     
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