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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RustEnthusiast, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:28 PM
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    RustEnthusiast

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    Hey everyone, I am fairly new around here so forgive me if I have made any fatal errors creating this thread but I thought I would share my suffering in an attempt to maybe make some other people feel better about their rust issues. If anyone else is suffering or has suffered as a result of road salt please feel free to share your pain or recovery story, or you can just mock my rusty heap of shit thats fine too. These are just a couple of many pictures of my lovely 96 to start things off.
    20200604_203346.jpg 20200122_171021.jpg 20200515_150855.jpg 20191130_003911.jpg
    Just a little taste of what Alberta roads do in 24 years. Once again I have no idea what im doing here so let me know if I have done anything unforgivable while creating this thread.
     
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  2. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    High Noon

    High Noon Monkeys and footballs

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    Nice! Welcome!

    Jay @GQ7227 should be joining the group any moment now.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    Thanks
     
  4. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette My 4R identifies as a Tacoma

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    You need to post your rusted rope hooks
     
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  5. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    At least they dont fall apart when I touch them like the rest of the truck does
    20200604_214317.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    Sweet mother.... :eek:

    I ain't that far south of you and my 99 is looking near showroom quality compared to that! :pray:
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:03 PM
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    I think this thing makes pretty much every other truck on this site look pretty good honestly
     
  8. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:16 PM
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    High Noon

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    So, what are you gonna do with it?
     
  9. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:22 PM
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    Well I had been working on it for months before I realized how bad the floor was so I'm emotionally attached now. I already overhauled the back half of the frame so I was thinking of maybe cutting a chunk of metal out of the bed to pach the floor unless anyone knows of any better options.
     
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  10. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:12 AM
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    six5crèéd Aim small, miss small.

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  12. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Holy hell.

    I didn’t realize Alberta = Atlantis.

    That thing looks like it’s been living under the sea its whole life.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    I think it makes a sunken WW2 U-boat look pretty good.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    honestly yeah
     
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  16. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    One of my trucks is a Midwest lifer. Doing rear frame now. Floor also had a hole just under drivers left foot area. I used some light gauge sheet metal I got from Lowes, or Home Depot.

    I have two, but the first 95 I bought had rust on pretty much every body panel and the frame/underbody as well. Been a long road...but, I couldn't let such a sweet running truck die.

    Frame, ongoing:

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    Front/Rear bumpers, both front fenders: wasted, replaced from Rock Auto. Bed: fiberglass over thin sheetmetal. Bedsides and rocker panels again replaced w/Rock Auto parts. That section of access cab rocker panel cannot be bought. Had to make those with Home Depot metal. Section under the door area can be bought from Toyota.

    Rehab day one over two years ago (the other side was about the same):

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  17. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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    Reminds me of my old '83 Chevy S-10 I had in high school back in Ohio. My dad and I found a used bed to replace the one that had rusted off. Had it not been for the tailgate net, the whole thing would have fallen apart. And I'm pretty sure the rest of the truck was half Bondo.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    well that definitely gives me a bit of hope, back of your frame looked rougher than mine did so maybe I have a chance haha
     
  19. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    jbrandt

    jbrandt ......LOADING

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    holly shit, my truck has the rust now. thanks a lot.

    :eek:
     
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  20. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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