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Re: frame rust opinions needed
Actually it does appear to be fixable from the pics that are shown. I bought my 2010 in 2014. It was a truck from Missouri. It had, I believe, a little more severe problem than the one that you have. It is totally fixable. It will take a week of hard labor to wire wheel, wire brush, sand and treat all of that rust. Remove as much as the rust as you can. Treat with a rust inhibitor and then paint it. I use rust-oleum from lowe's for both paint and rust inhibitor. Make sure you treat the tops of the frame rails and if you can remove the rear bumper and treat back of the frame because you will find the corrosion worst there. At that point you can have it coated with one of the many commercial undercoats available. A second option is instead of doing the undercoating, every spring I crawl under my fj and then treat the rust and repaint those rusty areas. It also gives me the opportunity to do a complete visual inspection while I am down there. When I go on break I will take a pic of my truck's underside so you can see how your FJ could look to. Good luck with your purchase.
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Last edited by Mulie; 04-10-2019 at 12:50 PM.