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In a bit of a pickle

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Moparornocar0346, Jun 27, 2019.

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  1. Moparornocar0346

    Moparornocar0346 Senior Member

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    Hey guys in a pickle here and don’t know what to do. I’m just gonna show u and see what u guys think.
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    Should just get rid of the truck or can that be plated. Idk what should I do


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  2. MADDOG

    MADDOG Cummins Driver Administrator Supporting Member Military

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    If you want to keep it you'll have to cut out the rustybits, coat the rest with something like POR 15 and box any sections that have that sort of damage.

    Frankly, if it were mine it wouldn't be for very much longer.
     
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    Moparornocar0346 Senior Member

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    That’s the only spots on the frame but it’s only on the inside but the rest of the female isn’t like that.


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    Rust is insidious and does a good job of migrating into areas you can't see. It may not be visible now but it has definitely started. The area you posted is only the visible part. Inside that frame tube is more rust that will eventually make its way out through the frame.
     
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    Time for the pile its a frame that you could end up folding at a high speed then what use your head aint no fixing that
     
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    Damn y’all that’s sad news for sure


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    With enough time and money, anything can be fixed... but you have to ask yourself "how much is it worth to throw this money away?" If it were an heirloom, I'd be looking at the option of getting a cheap, high-mileage, clapped-out truck from the southwest shipped in and swap everything to that truck's frame. This is the only way to fix that extent of damage in a semi-cost-effective manner. Sure, the frame can be repaired and plated, but with that level of rust, you'd end up building an entire frame in the end.
     
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    Idk what to do man I like my truck and unfortunately it’s all I have to drive but if I where to plate it it would hold for a while right?


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    it could hold like that for a long time, dont tow with it.

    I had a chevy wrecker when I first started towing I bought and hooked up my old flatbed to the back, it broke the frame in the same area, first tow right after purchase.

    Rule of thumb is dont buy rusty vehicles, its only a matter of time. you are past that and so was I with that wrecker,

    Cheapest fix is to buy a section of frame and use grade 8 bolts bolt it directly to the existing frame, people do it on semis all the time. When I sold that chevy wrecker that is what the guy did to fix it.

    You may be able to get a complete non running parts truck with title for about $300 or less depending on how hard you look are your ability to haggle, haul it etc.

    Other option is to sell it asis and state its rusty.
     
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    I’ve towed with it several times and set the racked many times for repairs and it never buckled. The bottom of that is still strong I’m going to plate it temporarily and buy me a truck for the frame


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