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Old 04-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota Frame Repair Kit

Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes weld together frame repair kits for 82-93 pickups? If not, what do you think about the demand for these kits?

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Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes weld together frame repair kits for 82-93 pickups? If not, what do you think about the demand for these kits?

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Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes weld together frame repair kits for 82-93 pickups? If not, what do you think about the demand for these kits?

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I can think of three "manufacturers right off the top of my head:

Lincoln
Miller
Hobart

Additionally, their frame repair kits are universal.
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Damn and I was going to throw away all the 1/4 steel plate I had laying around, How much is your kit gonna cost?
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If you could make a repair kit that apply's with adhesive for the first gens that would be great. I tried patching mine with a welder, but couldn't get it to stick to the rust
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why would anyone ever need to repair a frame?????? Both of mine look tits and they are only 24 years old or so.
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Thanks for the input. Still in the formulation stages so I'm appreciative of the suggestions (self adhesive, etc.).

I'll keep you apprised of the progress and possible cost.

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If you could make a repair kit that apply's with adhesive for the first gens that would be great. I tried patching mine with a welder, but couldn't get it to stick to the rust
That's what flap wheels are for!!!! Welding and rust do not go together, clean it!!!!!!!!!!
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That's what flap wheels are for!!!! Welding and rust do not go together, clean it!!!!!!!!!!
Oh I know, but what happens when the flappers burns through the rust and there isn't anything behind it...
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Why would anyone ever need to repair a frame?????? Both of mine look tits and they are only 24 years old or so.
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Mine neither..but thats what Cali frames are like. I have a stack of frames (no rust) but its too expensive to ship. Maybe I can cut them up and ship the pieces people need to do a repair.
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Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes weld together frame repair kits for 82-93 pickups? If not, what do you think about the demand for these kits?

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Will your repair idea need some good frame pieces?
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I thought Toyota painted their frames so they wouldnt rust. What else could possibly go wrong???
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Oh I know, but what happens when the flappers burns through the rust and there isn't anything behind it...
Move down until you find good metal. If you go all the way to the end and do not find good metal, cut it off, get some DOM, tube the rear and link it.

If the frame is all rotten, move get out of that state the uses to much salt!!!!!!
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If someone offered a weld on plate kit I think it would actually sell quite well in some states. Early frames that are not completely rotted out in my neck of the woods are few and far between. It's not hard to fix it's just sooo time consuming--time is money...

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Move down until you find good metal. If you go all the way to the end and do not find good metal, cut it off, get some DOM, tube the rear and link it.

If the frame is all rotten, move get out of that state the uses to much salt!!!!!!
Well I got almost to the t-case crossmember untill I found something solid Not to worry though it has been properly taken care of
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Years ago I remember someone was selling plates that were cut to fit around the bed supports that you sandwiched on either side of the frame and welded in place. Seemed like a decent idea.
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Early frames that are not completely rotted out in my neck of the woods are few and far between. It's not hard to fix it's just sooo time consuming--time is money...
Any frame that isn't rotted out in New England is unseen, I have over a month into my frame

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I believe at one point someone on here had the ability to laser cut the pieces so it was one solid piece from the rear body mount back. elfabricator, or fabricator I believe was the man.
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I don`t know if you are talking about the whole frame sections.

If you are the skill needed to align and do the prep work would be beyond the level of the ones who might buy them.

I have done my share of Frame repairs here in Eastern Pa It just does not pay unless you do it your self. If I charged the normal shop rate it would be well over $1500.00 just so the poor person can pass inspection in his $1000.00 Truck.

I am talking about sand blasting bed and cab lifted about 12 inches with all the things disconnected etc Shear and plasma to cut the plates.

You don`t say where you are if your not in a market area shipping could be a deciding factor in someone buying these kits.

Interesting idea
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Best bet is to find a 2wd pickup, 2wd frames see less neglect and poor conditions than a 4wd frame does. It'll take less time swapping everything over than it would to repair a frame.
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So has anyone made the plates yet? I need a complete set for the neighbors truck. And damned if I am going to spend the time making everything from scrap steel...

would be great if someone made a kit that is 18-36 inches long, and included all new mounts for that affected area.. just cut the old mounts off, weld on the new plates, and weld on the new mounts...


The real problem is most people drive the trucks until the frame is rusted in half, or bent in that area. I talked them into parking the truck until the frame is repaired... If it was up to me I would scrap the truck, and snag the running gear, but that's just me.

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So has anyone made the plates yet? I need a complete set for the neighbors truck. And damned if I am going to spend the time making everything from scrap steel...

would be great if someone made a kit that is 18-36 inches long, and included all new mounts for that affected area.. just cut the old mounts off, weld on the new plates, and weld on the new mounts...


The real problem is most people drive the trucks until the frame is rusted in half, or bent in that area. I talked them into parking the truck until the frame is repaired... If it was up to me I would scrap the truck, and snag the running gear, but that's just me.

Two words for you,"No Demand". If toyota guys wanted all of this prefabbed and bolt on shit, we might as well be driving Jeeps.
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Maybe no demand in CA, but totally different story in the rust belt.

And I don't see this as comparable to the bolt-on Heep crap. A weld-on frame plate to box in rusted frames would be an excellent way to keep these rigs on the road.
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