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Rust on Frame with A/C drain mod fix

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Uptown2k, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Oct 3, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    Timetraveler66

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  2. Oct 6, 2018 at 10:33 PM
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    Anyone in San Diego care to help me out with this? It would be my first mod on the truck. There are brewery meets in San Diego on Thursdays, or we can arrange a different time to meet. I have enough materials to do it twice, so hopefully we can bring in another 3rd gen that needs to complete this mod too (for free). I'm not looking for someone to do it for me, just help me out. I know its a simple mod, just wanted to have someone around who has done it to their own truck.
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    KBOX

    KBOX In a va.. *cough* truck down by the river.

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    Mine drips with the heater on and not using the A/C.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2018 at 5:59 AM
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    Yikes That's what I been finding out so all the more reason to get that darn dripping away from the frame as long as it has the downward angle it should not fill up and freeze in the winter.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    I did mine at home and can help next weekend or at the brewery meet. Do you have the hose and clamp yet?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    I've got everything ready to go, seeing that the truck needs to be cold, I can get to the brewery meet early and let it cool down.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    Okay. See you at the next meet.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    This mod is crazy. I just rattle can quick sprayed rust killer, then undercoated the small area on weld joints as well as others spots. My opinion is that road grime, dust, etc. will go up the extended mod tube and plug it up, thats why the drain is up high. After a year or so, you will see surface rust everywhere underneath simply from rain water on roads. Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, VW, etc. trucks and autos as well, no big deal.
     
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  9. Oct 7, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    A/C drain water is far more corrosive due to its altered chemical state.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Chipi3s

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    AC water is just condensation that has built up. Its actually probably cleaner than most folks tap water. That being said, cleaner water tends to have a higher PH lvl making it more acidic.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Thanks, I didn’t know to convey it that way. :cheers:
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    What did you guys use to clean out the existing rust?
     
  13. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Just wire brush the area and spray some good rust converter paint over it.
     
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  14. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    What's a good rust converter paint?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM
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    Use some rustoleum rust converter. I also then used rustoleum paint after the converter dried, then fluid filmed. Seems to hold up well.
     
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  16. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    thanks!
     
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  17. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    And spray from the road isn’t altered?
     
  18. Oct 11, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Depends on where you are, i.e. coastal, snow conditions, rain forest, etc. So, it depends.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Gas, oil spills, radiator fluid, etc on the road is more what I was thinking.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    That would also be true, but I forgot about those. :cheers:
     

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