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  1. #26
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    2 of my near neighbors had the frame of their Toyota pickup truck frames replaced under a warranty recall recently.

  2. #27
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shimanek View Post
    2 of my near neighbors had the frame of their Toyota pickup truck frames replaced under a warranty recall recently.
    I was shopping for trucks, and I noticed outside of a
    dealership ( behind the service department, was a stack
    of new frames.) Makes me think there may have been
    some sort of warranty issue.
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Here is the only guy in the country that does a great job for preventing rust for those in the rust belt. Be patient he only does 2 cars/trucks a week. Takes 2.5 days to do the job. I have taken one car to him. I will take every car or truck I own from now on to him.

    Rust Coaters - Eau Claire WI Rust Proofing & Undercoating Center
    www.rustcoaters.com/

    He has no franchises and is the one and only. He has people from all over the country bring cars to him. $1000 well spent!
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  4. #29
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    The cab and bed of the Ranger were almost completely
    rust free. The frame was rusted all to crap.
    Just the opposite of the F-250’s at my job.
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  5. #30
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    DIY Rusted frame repair and oiling are discussed in depth on YouTube, Mustie1 is one site with a realistic approach. You are the only one that cam make that call, depending on your abilities and facilities. time available, and overall condition of the rest of the vehicle. Good luck!

  6. #31
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Repairing most ladder style frames is easy enough - especially as the vehicle gets older model year wise, it's getting it down to bare frame and re-assembling it or doing it in place that makes it a serious pain. Often times when you see repairs though it's out of lack of money, usually it's an incomplete job and they're just buying some time/miles before something else gives. That ranger doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to get a solid frame for but is it worth it? Probably not. I saw an 04 or 07 ranger with 25k honest miles for $5,000 on offerup last week!

    It's funny, all these advancements and most true rust prevantive is just oil. Like RV floor "technology" = osb (not even cdx) with the bottom soaked in motor oil - the weight must be proprietary lol.

  7. #32
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    https://www.purplewave.com/auction/1..._or_Van-Kansas

    Ya know...….there's still trucks out there for the picking. I bought a parts truck for next to nothing some years back.

    Keep your eye on the online auctions in your area...might get lucky. All's your after is a frame.....rest of the truck is gravy if the parts interchange.

    Just an example...…..frame on 99 model is probably different

  8. #33
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Ah the donor vehicle/machine disease, that's always how it starts. You'll soon end up with a garage/attic/shed/shop/yard full of treasure and jeff foxworthy at your curb using your place for joke inspiration... ask me how I know lol. In all seriousness though as far as looking for frames go I would think rangers would be pretty abundant - they make up about 1/3 of the old trucks around here. The survivors of the cash for clunkers programs.

  9. #34
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    I got rid of it. I would have liked to have resurrected it
    but I needed safe transportation in a hurry. I also
    can’t have unregistered vehicles (parts cars) in the
    yard (zoning nazis). Bought a used F-150.
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  10. #35
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Ranger.
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    Re: Might be time for a new vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by jpump5 View Post
    ...
    can’t have unregistered vehicles (parts cars) in the
    yard (zoning nazis)...
    From those with government jobs with government compensation packages they can generally afford a new car ever 3-5 years. most don't have to think about getting long life from a car, or have any sampathy for those that do.
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