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What do y’all think

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by randomuser72, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Oct 8, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    randomuser72

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    Hey all, been stalking the forms for a little bit, but this is my first post here. I’m looking at getting my first 1stgen, the one I’m looking at is an 06 with 118k miles, frames been replaced from the recall, but I’m new to these trucks and rust scares me. What do y’all think about this under carriage? Anything pop out at y’all? Thanks for the help A20F263C-7F98-4410-B8D4-65196D2A3F46.jpgBF30B085-9E20-465F-8150-C1DC55BF042B.jpg43D90DCC-0290-40D7-8DA4-893BFE8B3AB9.jpg
     
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  2. Oct 8, 2020 at 10:50 PM
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    Id say those rusty ass bolts and leaf springs on the first pic pop out a bit. Seen worse?
    What does the rest of this truck look like and whats the pricetag?
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2020 at 2:23 AM
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    Price tag is 13k which feels a little high but prices on these things seem to be all over the place so I don’t really know. Rest of the truck looks nice, imperial jade (my favorite) DC 4wd and it has a leer shell.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Rear Axle has some bubbles and looks to be freshly painted over to hide those. Diff Cover Rust is a big problem to fix if it starts springing on you. The drive shaft is looking crusty along with many important bolts/nuts that will need servicing soon if this were a long term investment for you. The rocker panels and under body of the cab seem to be bubbling as well.

    I’d pass on this one unless the price was $4-5k. You’ve got lots of work to do on that thing.
     
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  5. Oct 9, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Thanks for the advice baseman and PHM, I appreciate it a ton
     
  6. Oct 9, 2020 at 7:25 AM
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    Doesn’t it look like the backing plate of the driver brake drum.......is pretty much flaked away?
     
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  7. Oct 9, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    the unpainted bolts look like an indicator of other rust that painted over.

    On my 06, there was far less rust and I live in VA. From my experience, the bolts on the undercarriage are almost all armor coat and don't rust as fast as zinc coated bolts. Those pictured bolts look bad. It boggles my mind why Toyota would replace an entire frame and not replace obvious visually worn out hardware. Replacing a frame is a huge undertaking.
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2020 at 11:40 AM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I'd stay away. If those bolts are that bad, so are ALL the others. That would be a bitch to work on. Be patient and try to find a cleaner one, or one from the south.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Yes they are. They're supposed to be round. So that's a bunch of junk getting into the rear drums.
     
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  10. Oct 9, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    As others have said, I'd keep looking. Be patient and you'll find the right deal, they are out there.
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    I'd pass, keep looking.
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    N84434

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    Good lawd! For that kind of money, it should be super clean. The frame was replaced? Yikes..
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Appreciate y’all, I’ll keep looking, and learning from this form :cheers:
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    I got my 04 DC Jade 140k NO RUST for $7500 in LV. Dont give up, they are out there. where are you located @ Rando?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2020 at 3:01 AM
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    I’m located in Texas, there just hasn’t been what I’m looking for locally unless it’s pushing 200k+ and priced about 10k
     
  16. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    What part of TX? There's no worries with 200k+ on these trucks.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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    Even the rattlecan overspray on the shock is evidence enough that they are hiding as much as they can. I traded my Limited DC 06', clean as a whistle, 150k, every service record, every oil change, rotation, and anything else that truck did that can get a document, for $14k back in 2017. It was sold before I handed the keys over. Just saying a truck in excellent condition would still be less than what you're looking at.
     
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  18. Oct 10, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    @bmf4069 I’m a little bit outside of Austin, what about you?
     
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    Pass. Way too much.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    No factory swaybar? :rofl:
    I would pass.
     
  21. Oct 10, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Amarillo. Austin is a good place to be. There's quite a few bick cities a few hours away to widen your search.
     
  22. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    EB63527B-37AE-464C-BFB2-E4087253100A.jpg Update: picked up a rust free 05 yesterday, single owner Texas truck, thanks for the advice y’all F53822E2-B5F7-4555-8E33-7FCBF8C91CC2.jpg
     
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  23. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    artsr2002

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    Looks great, uh, random........user.
     
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  24. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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    Score!!
    Tell us a little more.
    How much, how many miles, dont see the V8 badge, V6?

    Very nice DC Tundra BTW.
     
  25. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    Thanks! It’s mostly de-baged, but it’s got a v8, it’s 197k miles, and I paid about 10 for it, a little more miles and price then I wanted but it seems to have been taken care of really well.
    Popped the timing belt cover open for a peak, and, being a 60 series guy, I’m not too familiar with them, but to me it doesn’t look in dire needs of replacement, what do y’all think?9B564E12-699C-4FA8-9D44-DC1A93A24DBF.jpg
     
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    Looks like he swapped the wheels out. Also the head lamb assemblies look new.
     
  27. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    Austin used to be a great place, but the Mayor has turned it into a pit.
     
  28. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    Correct, the wheels are from a newer Tacoma, I like the look of them. Not sure about the head lamps but the blinkers look after market to me.
    Yea I’m about 20 mins outside of Austin and try to avoid the city at all cost
     
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    We never had shootings and under bridge villages. But Adler allows it and has defunded Austin Police Dept.
     
  30. Oct 17, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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    Driving around Lamar and Menchaca is depressing, the homeless villages have taken over. I haven’t been in actual down town in years
     
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