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Tacoma rust repair

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jp Sturm, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    My cousin did have to put a clutch in this truck at 220,000 miles. And by my cousin I mean me and my father. Really not a bad job. Thinking about it I'll probably be doing it again soon. We used an advance Auto clutch. That was a hundred thousand miles ago also
     
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  2. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    ... something else for your trucks todo list (in case it wasn't already)

    lower shield/skid on the fuel tank, for some reason its made of a different material than the front and gets icky after the years
    I had mine sand blasted and powder coated this spring so it hasn't seen its first winter yet with the new coating on it.
    i always sprayed it down on the top frequently through the wheel well to get all the winter muck that accumulated between it and the fuel tank but it still got crusty

    after and before pics...
    it was a little awkward taking off and especially putting it back on since its odd long and quite a reach between front and rear bolts

    '97 lower shield powdercoat.jpg


    '97 lower shield topside.jpg
    the joys of the winter Tacoma :cool:
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    Sweet, thanks for the suggestion. That looks incredibly better too. Where did you have in sandblasted? Company or friend? lol
     
  4. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    a local place
    http://trailperformance.com/
    $45 did not seem bad + some new bolts (uncoated) i just smothered some anti-seize goop all over them in case it needs to come off again
    the original bolts did come out fairly easy after spraying with PB blaster every little bit
     
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  5. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    Okay cool, PB blaster will probably help a lot. The local high school has a shop, Ill see if they would be interested in sandblasting it.
     
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  6. Aug 19, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    Heres the spare dropped. More pictures are on the OP.
    20190819_113718.jpg
    20190819_113752.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Sweet, I'll probably get mine changed eventually. So far its doesn't seem to be acting funny.
     
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  8. Aug 19, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Jp, got a question for you (if you still have the spare tire out) I have never had to remove mine since I have only had one flat puncture in 22yrs 125k miles, noticed it in my driveway so just took the tire off and took to the tire shop. but i am planning on figuring out how to remove it to see what I got to clean up

    is it possible to take off the spare tire carrier unit without having to remove the bed?
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Yes, I looked and there are 4bolts. 2 on each side. The bolts can only be removed from the top though. The bottom has 4 nuts welded in place. In the pictures you can only see the nuts.
    20190819_153903.jpg 20190819_153917.jpg
    Im not sure if the cable part can be removed.
    20190819_153937.jpg
     
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  10. Aug 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    found a picture with a small glimpse of what the new wheel molding screws will do for you!
    they were brownish and weathered like yours
    my intentions are to spray the new ones with the WD40 specialist anti corrosive spray every now and then after I scrub out the wells, maybe keep them blacker, longer
    sprayed the threads before screwing them back in one at a time
    also shows what the powder coated wheel nuts look like, not sure how long those are gonna last but looks sharp for now

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Aug 30, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    Good question....and Jp is correct. I've still got my spare down from doing the rear brake line a couple of weeks ago. I'm thinking about removing the four bolts to see if if will or can be removed without having to remove the bed.
    When Toyota did the recall or "safety check" on the spare tire carriers a couple of years ago, they stated that the bed had to be removed.
    I'm in the process of prepping the tire carrier for POR15 treatment!

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...e-recall-done-at-the-dealership-today.277878/
     
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  12. Aug 30, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i just saw a video on another thread (applying FF) that compared POR-15 to other products, you should watch that before you try POR-15

    i definitely have to remove my bed to get at the defective Toyota paint up there that is peeling back by the rear bumper,etc. its the one spot I cannot effectively hose down and spray in the midst of brutal winters and clean off whatever roadspray finds it way up there

    the strange thing is that I found the two pieces of metal the spare tire butts up against have NO peeling, just a few random surface spots, maybe its different type of metal and/or paint was used for those two pieces :notsure:

    removing the bed will also allow me to more easily change the rear suspension parts that are still original... just need to find the manpower that have knowledge of proper removal

    i asked around for the 'paid' removal and holy moly that's a lotta money! and then I cannot sit in their lot and clean and paint it myself
     
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  13. Aug 30, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    jammer 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Funny you say that, because I removed those two pieces (4 12mm) and like you said, very little wear. I guess the spare tire saves it.
    Do you have a link to the POR 15 video?
     
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  14. Aug 30, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    yes ... even that ACE brand seems to do better than POR-15 :confused:
    i would like to use something that lasts longer than 1 year!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ovcxJt1a5-M
     
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  15. Aug 30, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Damit! This is one of those times where ignorance is bliss!
     
  16. Aug 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Good video and interesting results. The only thing in POR15's defense is that you are supposed to use a top coat over POR15 because it's ultra-violent sensitive.
    Not sure if that had anything to do with it or not.
     
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  17. Aug 30, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    that is a good point!
     
  18. Aug 30, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    I applied rust remover on all of mine and let them sit. After that I used a wire brush and got all the corrosion off and then painted them black with rustoleym paint. Ill post a picture soon
     
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  19. Aug 30, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    this was a harsh reply from 2nd gen forums...

    Wasn't these service campaigns to last 12 years from first in-service date?
    And you're looking for a free frame on a 23 year old vehicle?

    Either you bought it used and Toyota had no way of knowing you owned the truck (and they probably sent notice to the previous owner and instead of trying to pass along the info to you, he threw the notice in the trash.)

    Or, you were the original owner and moved, and didn't inform Toyota.

    Either way, it's not Toyota's fault.

    Your truck has lasted 23 years (and still going). Toyota owes zip, zero, nada, to a 23 year old vehicle. Recognize it for what it is, a really great run and go buy a new truck already.
     
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  20. Aug 30, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    That is kinda harsh! Even if it is 23, I think it deserves to be at least looked at. I say give it a few more years and then see what 2nd gen has to say when their frames go to pot. :rofl:
     
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