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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by higherlux, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    higherlux

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    why dosnt toyota offer to repair the frame issues on the 1st gen tacos instead of just crushing
    or at least part them out
    its hard to find a taco in my local junck yards and this would make use of those good parts on them:confused:
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    Would be nice to get the parts out of them.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Imagine this: Toyota gives you a large some of money for your truck. So, in one hand the keys are now gone and in the other is a nice fat check. There you are sitting at a Toyota Dealership with no ride and a wad of cash. What are you going to do? You love Tacomas and Toyota in general. Chances are you are going to walk off the lot with a brand new or certified Tacoma. Or in my case a Tundra.

    Do you realize the man hours it would take to swap frames? These frames were not repairable. They needed replaced, over half a million of them if not more. The cost of a replacement frame along with the man hours involved in replacing far out weighed scrapping them. Scrapping them allows them to recoup some of their losses.

    Toyota made a smart move in doing this. I, forever, will own a Toyota because of how they treated me.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    i understand them doing this if they have to replace the entire frame but if its just in like in one spot then they could cut the bat part out and replace it
    and then put a protectave coating on it so it wont rust any futher
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Trust me, once it started there was no stopping it.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    oh not even if u sand it all down and line-x it?
    cuz thats what i planned to do if i start having frame issues
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    No, the frame gets thin real quick. It attacks it from the inside and you can't get in there effectively to do anything about it. I had to patch my frame three years in a row to pass inspection. This last time was when they offered the buyback and I took it. My crossmember above the spare was starting to go.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    This area is an entire plate welded over a hole
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    The other side. Two plates there
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  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    I'm pretty sure they're replacing the frames for the 01-04's, as the frames are still in production. 95.5-00 are going right to the crusher.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    so theres basicaly no way to fix it
    gay
    but they should still part them out instead of waisting all the good parts off of them
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Cross member
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    More holes

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  14. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    OMG, that looks horrible!!! I'd rather get a check for something like that and let Toyo part it out or whatever with it as long as the good parts are reused.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    It was a 98 TRD extra cab with just a litlle over 150k. They gave me over $12K and I walked out with my 05 Tundra for $13K ($14K with tax and tags)
     
  16. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    That rust looks like a pic from the Titanic! That's pretty crazy. Anyhow, Toyota probably figures its cheaper to crush all of the defective trucks versus risk a possible lawsuit in case a "repaired" Taco got in a wreck.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Another fine point. Plus I believe they were taking the alloy rims off and recycling them.

    There were nineteen total trucks to be crushed when I turned mine in. One still had a nice bull bar on the front.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    god i hate to see those trucks go to waist
     
  19. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Is there something I missed? How come only that model in those year had rust issues and what about newer tocoma did they address the rust issues?
     
  20. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    That's a sad pic. Almost brought a tear to mine eye. I'd sure love to take some of those parts off their hands though.
     
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