is this nothing more than just surface rust?

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
this has seen better days, most definitely
a 2oo1... cannot tell if they had the frame replacement or just the Yota sprayon junk coating in the distant past

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JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
from a recent BAT auction, truck sold for high $$$
south dakota taco
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JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
wisconsin truck here...
frame replaced 7 'short' yrs ago in 2o15

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Rock62

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Too late to implement any prevention.

Too late for repair.

Time to replace parts for a rebuild or For Sale sign or scrap it.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 279k miles
Too late to implement any prevention.

Too late for repair.

Time to replace parts for a rebuild or For Sale sign or scrap it.
i had to get my Gen1 taco muffler replaced a few years ago but it never split open that bad!
but taking a closer look i don't think that is a pic of a Toyota muffler because of that weld
 

Rock62

Well-Known Member
Frankly, I wouldn't be too concerned about the exhaust.

I'd have much more concern about the rust thru on the frame, the overall integrity of the frame, the poor condition of the brake and fuel lines. These 3 things alone make the truck an accident looking for a location.

A '97 vehicle with 250+ kmiles living in WI.........has had a good long service run, it may be time to retire it. The corollary is the spend $$$$ to fully replace the degraded parts, including frame. Or those $$$$ could be channeled into a ride in better condition, used or new.
 
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