Rusty Toyota Frames

Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:53 am

A neighbor has one. The Toyota dealer checked it and his truck is getting a new frame. They also put him in a rental car that Toyota is paying for.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:23 pm

As bad as it is to say it. They stand behind their product. None of the domestic car companies would ever do that. They also give some unreal compensation on the affected vehicles. Like 100% of the KBB cost for a perfect condition vehicle no matter what the truck looks like.

Toyota makes one hell of a truck! I have several older Toyota pickups and 4runners. One of them has 445,000 miles. Runs, drives and performs like a twenty five year old truck. No signs of the amount of miles it has traveled other than the numbers in the dash. Remarkable really.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:00 pm

A few friends have had this done. Great company to do that. None of the US companies would ever consider it.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:46 pm

A friend here had 263000 on his and they still did it!!!! I'd hate to be the mechanics/body men with all the rusted bolts, parts, etc. There is nothing more to say about that kind of a company.....and the damned rusty steel was probably from our shores anyway. Lesson learned. Other friends that had rigs too bad to repair got a 13,500 credit toward a new one (Toyota). Let's see, 320K, worn out.......but worth 13500.....Why not. It was the pickup beds also...along the way. Drive by a Dodge Dealer and you can hear the damned Ram's rusting from 300 yards away.....and not one of you can deny that is a HUGE PROBLEM. They all rust, but Ram is by far the category leader.....250K on the Cummins, tranny done once....or twice.....body too far gone to repair. Trucks from out west or down south, body's OK, 3500.00 in the front end. E-F-T. Sure is a floating treat to drive one that has worn.....
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:54 pm

Cousin had this done on her '94! I didn't get the details, but sounded like Toyota paid for the whole frame replacement!! :shock:

Hello? GM?? Are you f'ing listening you *censored*??? :shock:
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:01 pm

SMITTY wrote:Cousin had this done on her '94! I didn't get the details, but sounded like Toyota paid for the whole frame replacement!! :shock:

Hello? GM?? Are you f'ing listening you *censored*??? :shock:



GM "La La La La La, nope I can't hear you!!!!!!" Nothing American made would do this!
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:02 pm

I had a brake line not the metal one the rubber hose had the clamp rot away on my Ram so I removed the bed and will be treating it and cleaning and painting the frame with por15. After that dries I will coat as much as I can with Corrosion X. It is an 04 w/Cummins . So I would like to keep it for another 20 or so yrs. The brine they put on the roads is terrible.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:06 pm

I hear that. This winter alone knocked 15 years off the life of my truck that I never drive ... :(
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:26 pm

I do everything I can, to NOT Drive my trucks in the winter. As Flyer noted, the *censored* they treat the roads with now is unreal.

Come spring, I'll park the trucks on the lawn after a good power washing of the underside. Then... Bug sprayer and some fuel oil. I'm thinking about coating the whole underside of both rigs a few times a year to combat the rust.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:34 pm

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True Story... last year driving @ 40mph hit a frost heave and the upper ball joint went Poink! down I came, snapping the half-axle..well, in Half. Fender trim (@ $200 a pop) various other under carriage damage $4500 estimate for repairs. The truck is a 2002 Tundra SR-5 4x4 with 150K on the ticker.

There was no way I was going to pay that money for a truck this old. I decided to sell it off for parts and bought a '13 Rock Warrior Version.
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My wife, who was perusing the internet found that there was a re-call on Ball joints ( I was the 2nd owner, never saw the service bulletin).

Well, well. Dontcha' know I checked with the dealer and they ran my VIN. Sure enough, Toyota said they would fix and cover ALL DAMAGES because they were the result of said Ball Joint Failure. A 12yr truck, really??

So, I have my new Baby and my dump run one, which my wife takes to work when the roads are bad. :punk:

Previous to that, 1989 4 Runner, sold it and bought 1999 4Runner sold it in 2009. And a 1988 Toy Pick-up sold it in 2003.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:28 pm

I have a 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser. It's a great vehicle, by far the best I ever owned. It rides like a dream. It's almost too quiet in the cabin. Maybe the safest vehicle ever made. I would just cry if she ever started to rust. :cry2:

What can I do besides painting the frame and brushing on left over oil and grease?
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:40 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:
What can I do besides painting the frame and brushing on left over oil and grease?


My garage told me "that" is prolly the easiest and best thing you can do to to prevent rusting.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:30 pm

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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:46 pm

This is my latest venture, 2001 Sierra all still there.Recently drenched the bottom side, boxed frame areas and rockers with various applicators available through Eastwood and others.
This wand allows you to get inside areas by just removing a bolt.
http://www.kellsportproducts.com/fluidfilmwand.html
http://www.fluid-film.com/
It is also friendly on the applicator. Not really toxic to person spraying it.
Also attached is my car sprinkler used to rinse the underside of my vehicles in the winter, when weather allows it which is usually one or 2 weekends each month. The ball valve allows me to turn it off and on and conduit acts as a huge wand helping me position it.
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Re: Rusty Toyota Frames

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:03 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:I have a 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser. It's a great vehicle, by far the best I ever owned. It rides like a dream. It's almost too quiet in the cabin. Maybe the safest vehicle ever made. I would just cry if she ever started to rust. :cry2:

What can I do besides painting the frame and brushing on left over oil and grease?


Look for a nearby shop that does Fluid Film undercoating.
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