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Substitute frame ever been tried?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacomasaurus Rex, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    even ones that have made it past 20 years, slipped through the cracks, and still 'sorta' driveable

    the few i have inspected locally in the mid west the interiors have been very beaten down

    there are probably 100s of dakotas rangers s10s here in the lots
     
  2. Jan 8, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    I call these places rotten frame land

    Many of the trucks and cars in pick-n-pull/salvage yards here are total rustbuckets and/or very beaten down... but this is why they ended up at the junkyard in the first place. Sometimes the body is not too bad but the frame/undercarriage is always rotted. You'll have better luck for interior parts but sometimes the interior is beaten down pretty much too

    but toyota trucks at junkyards? They are rare and if there is one, it doesn't take long for people to completely strip it down
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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  4. Jan 9, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    Wow, Rams litter front lawns here in NH. Busted or swiss cheese frames. I have always sworn that trucks that are up in the air some rarely are rotted out.... it really boils down to maintenance. Oily and greasy metal doesn’t rust....
     
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  5. Jan 9, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Big Yota junkyard in Vermont. It’s like walking into the Garden of Eden
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Hell yeah, sign me up for this :fingerscrossed::burnrubber:
     
  7. Jan 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    Being from the region you mentioned there are zero Tacoma's in salvage yards. It's seriously easier to find Porsche parts in one than tacoma parts.

    I needed a transfer case once and drove to Missouri (5hrs one way) as that'd the closest one I could find. Now when I need parts its forums or OEM, dont even bother checking yards.

    Some much stupidity for trying to drop a toyota cab onto another mfrs frame, drivetrain motor etc. Like others have said just build your own frame at that point, and if you dont have the skills to do that you should not even be remotely considering doing a cab swap onto a non tacoma frame.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Maybe I'm an idiot. If I were someone that sold anything in the auto sector, I'd galvanize the goddam frame. Sure, it would cut into future sales because my shit didn't rot but I'd have a solid rep and take others business.

    Galvanizing is not perfect but it's better and cheaper than an "extended" warranty.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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    Why not just go Stainless I am sure one of the eleventeen varieties would be perfect .

    I had enough welding Galvanized over the years
     
  10. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:24 AM
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    going 300 series stainless on a frame would make it quite the heavy truck... but i guess the center of gravity would definitely be lower then..
     
  11. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:25 AM
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    I've always wondered if blocks of zinc on the frame would help. Supposedly that's a common thing in the marine industry to use blocks welded to the hull. The blocks "rust", chemically speaking, before the steel does when in salt water. Never really wanted to spend the money to try it though, and even then might never know if it actually worked or if it was just luck haha
     
  12. Jan 13, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    IIRC, stainless is brittle.
     
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    That is the thing with stainless steels so very many different grades .

    Which tends to be a Royal pain when you don`t know just what your working with.

    Then you could also say Carbon Steel is brittle as well as the carbon content increases
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    Know what? That's a good point. I have no idea if it would carry over and help a frame but hot water heaters use an anode rod. Most folks never replace them but you should. It's like what you're talking about. It's a rod made of whatever metal that will attract the chemicals and crap in the water so that the anode rod takes the abuse and breaks down instead of the hot water tank's insides. At least that's the idea behind it. Doesn't always go exactly that way but generally speaking the anode rod definitely helps the hot water heater from rusting out and breaking down earlier than it would otherwise.
    I don't know how that could work on a frame? Maybe those zinc blocks like you mention?
     
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    very true. good for things that need to be hard like knives. Not so good for things like frames that need to flex, or absorb impacts by bending instead of breaking.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    If you plan on submerging it in water 24/7, go nuts. Otherwise it's not going to do anything.
     
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    Okay, nevermind. Another good point.
     
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    When 2 different metals are in contact, especially in water, an electrical charge is created. Through the process of electrolysis ions from 1 metal flow to another. that creates the corrosion. Using a less Noble metal as a sacrifice prevents the important metal from corroding. That's why water heaters and boats have zinc anodes attached, so the zinc corrodes instead of the steel.

    Just the presence doesn't do anything. Out of the water there's no electrical charge being developed.

    Tldr?

    Out of the water, you're just carting around extra weight.
     
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