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Worth buying bluesteel Tundra?!!!

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by Maddog323, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    Maddog323

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    Looking at buying an 05 with just under 99,000. Jacked it up and this is what I find:
    Seems surface area, but the potential to be worse. Gas tank cover is hanging down, not even sure what that broken line is, and not pictured, exhaust system is pretty dang rusted too.

    Is this worth buying or passing?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    SouthWestGA

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    No

    Not just no

    But Hell No

    Do NOT buy a rust bucket. There’s absolutely no need to do that when there are other vehicles out there that aren’t rusted at all.

    It will NOT get better,only worse!!


    Sorry!
     
  3. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    10TundraSR5

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    RUN AWAY!
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Zebruaj

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    Truck looks like it'll be a bish to work on. Sad cause the exterior looks mint.

    Broken line looks like E Brake cable.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Tundra14Platinum

    Tundra14Platinum Drink More Water

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    THIS !
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!! Then look at Tundra's in Arizona
     
  7. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    SouthWestGA

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    Or GA

    (I have mine for sale hint hint)
     
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  8. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    shawn474

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    Likely a flood vehicle. Does it have a salvage title? I wouldn’t touch it but depends on what you’re using it for and how much they’re asking
     
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  9. Dec 11, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    InfilExfil

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  10. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    snivilous

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    Is this a trick question lol, that thing is rusted to fuck. I wouldn't touch it with a 10ft stick.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    Grumpy Uncle

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    RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY FAST!
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    Gotyour6

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    Lived in NY most of my life and we are a rust state and I have never ever witnessed that much rust on anything.

    If you hit a bump that thing will fall apart.
     
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  13. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    HappyGilmore

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    Im born and raised Southern California and I had no idea rust was this bad in other parts of the US/ Canada after being on this forum. I mean I knew they rusted from road salt and water, but holy shit. That thing looks like a salvaged WW2 ship from the bottom of the ocean. Not the first one ive seen on here. I can see why people trade their trucks in every 5 years. I know that under coatings can help prevent this, but it looks like it makes a mess under the truck. Im the type of guy that washes my under side by hand so this would drive me nuts.

    Sorry to go off topic. No rust experience, but I would pay to have one shipped from a dry area. Or road trip.
     
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  14. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    I'm no expert but I would say NO.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    WTF? Even dumpin a boat in salt water alot and not washing it, I never saw that. Musta been parking it in salt water every day.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    NOPE NOPE and NOPE. looks like Greyscale ;) (insert GOT joke)
     
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  17. Dec 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Just out of curiosity, how much?
     
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  18. Dec 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    Unless that thing is $1000-2000 it would be a hard no. That rear axle is toast. If you look closely, that rear axle looks wet. It's so rusted that I think it's actually leaking diff fluid. Not to mention the rest of the suspension and what I can see of the frame. Didn't you say you're in Ohio?

    If you are serious about buying a 1st gen tundra you need to look outside the rust belt.
     
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  19. Dec 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    I'm gonna say "nah, bruh".
     
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    I couldn't even live in the same state as that truck it's that bad. I can't un see it......
     
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  22. Dec 14, 2019 at 3:26 AM
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    Come on guys... It has lsd!
     
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  24. Dec 14, 2019 at 4:18 AM
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    Run run run
     
  26. Dec 14, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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    Is your question "worth buying bluesteel Tundra" or is it really "worth buying a Tundra with significant rust and corrosion that happens to be painted bluesteel?

    Run away.... :sawzall:
     

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