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Too much frame rust?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Tundranewbie1990, Apr 2, 2024.

  1. Apr 2, 2024 at 6:51 PM
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    Tundranewbie1990

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    Was going to go look at this 2007 tundra but wanted to get some opinions on if this is too much frame rust? Thoughts? And if I buy it how do I further prevent damage? upload_2024-4-2_21-49-40.pngupload_2024-4-2_21-49-58.pngupload_2024-4-2_21-50-22.pngupload_2024-4-2_21-50-35.png

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  2. Apr 3, 2024 at 5:14 AM
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    This looks fine. Pull the bed liner if possible and check the bed for rust.

    My truck was in a little worse condition 4 years ago when I bought it. I used Corroseal to convert the existing surface rust (follow the instructions carefully). I spray Fluid Film Black every Fall to protect it from future rust.

    But you can do nothing and it'll probably be fine for a decade.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2024 at 5:19 AM
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    Yes it does look ok as most if not all appears to be surface rust But do take a screwdriver with you next time to poke at any that look deeper to see if it goes thru metal. The most common areas are the rear trailing arms where they have holes and salt gets in and stuck there unless sprayed out well. Luck.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2024 at 5:21 AM
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    Looks better than mine. Mine is 2012 and has more rust than you. I’ve done nothing. Bought it like that. It’s been ok now for almost 6 years
     
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    Where is this truck and where did it spend most of its life? If the seller sent the photos be aware there may be worse damage not shown. Other than the hitch it looks like it can be treated and slowed.
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2024 at 5:49 AM
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    ^^^ This
    Where is it and where will it live
    I can guarantee that it wouldn’t last 3-4 more years around here if untreated

    The pictures don’t look that bad but it definitely needs attention before it’s too late
     
  7. Apr 3, 2024 at 6:39 AM
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    Doesn’t look too bad. Make sure to check the exhaust, especially at points when one pipe connects to another for leaks
     

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