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Old 12-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #16
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totally normal...flash rust They have been doing that for years...same as my 95 when it was new and how it sits today.
It didn't matter so much when engines leaked more often--the oil would protect everything.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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It didn't matter so much when engines leaked more often--the oil would protect everything.
Or back when 20k got you a nice brand new truck now its 30k+ and i'd be pissed seeing those, while not gonna rust away i should be on a new truck.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
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Look at your rear drive shaft, looks the same fuggin way .
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #19
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LOL, That's one reason why Toyota got some legendary quality stuff. EVERYTHING (at least, USED TO BE) is painted. Sickening to realize no attampt was made to use a coating of any kind. I know it did me. NEW '83 Ford, then '88 GMC. They ALL SUCK.

Don't EVER, and I mean, ever, attempt to put Toyota and rust together in a thread if you intended to PRAISE Toyota.


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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #20
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Interesting. I really expected the consensus to say that it is normal and nothing to worry about...

Hmm. Guess I'll pursue it. State-owned truck, so all I can do is express my concerns to the admins.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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There will be surface rust and i wouldn't sit there worrying the part will rust away because it will be scrapped before that happens. My opinon is a new truck i shouldn't be looking at a bunch of rusted parts.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #22
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Interesting. I really expected the consensus to say that it is normal and nothing to worry about...

Hmm. Guess I'll pursue it. State-owned truck, so all I can do is express my concerns to the admins.
You didn't say that it was State-owned before. That falls under fleet contract procurement and Ford may have cheapened some specs to hit a price point. I would check that rusted steel line to make sure it's only power steering and not brakes. That one will rust through.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #23
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You didn't say that it was State-owned before. That falls under fleet contract procurement and Ford may have cheapened some specs to hit a price point. I would check that rusted steel line to make sure it's only power steering and not brakes. That one will rust through.
Didn't know it mattered.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #24
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Didn't know it mattered.
Remember the Enterprise Rent-a-car airbag controversy a few years ago? Until then, I wouldn't have thought that basic vehicle construction would differ between retail and fleet sales, but apparently it does. If you don't recall, apparently Enterprise was able to spec cars without airbags, but didn't disclose the absence to buyers when the cars were retired from service. Never mind the folks renting the cars, who would expect Federally-mandated safety equipment to be installed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #25
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Don't EVER, and I mean, ever, attempt to put Toyota and rust together in a thread if you intended to PRAISE Toyota.


For Fucks's Sake.
Ya gotta admit while they can't paint frames worth a shoot at least the stepped up an are dealing with the issue. Unlike the airbag wiring in the steering column.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #26
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It's only the consumable parts that are unpainted. They will wear out way before the rust will ever be a problem.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:35 AM   #27
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Didn't know it mattered.
Just for reference, my 2012 F150 is painted where yours has rusted from not being painted. Hard to believe a fleet truck would have this done (or not done) to save a couple of bucks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #28
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I have an 03 F-150. I live in Michigan where they throw salt on the icy roads. Mine looks no where near that bad. I'm just about done with Ford anyway.
No more Fords' for us. Too many problems least of which is rust ! Ford refuses to stand behind their overpriced crap.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #29
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Just go buy a can of Extend spray on rust conversion.

A few minutes under the truck and it becomes a non issue.

http://www.boatstore.com/catalog/pro...-pint-case-12/

Or the brush on type if you are worried about over-spray.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #30
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Don't own a bolt in it?

Don't worry. Maybe mention to the fleet manager that the new Ford you were given to drive
is a rusty P.O.S. and see how far it goes.

Frankly, I wouldn't worry about rusty tie rods or steering knucles but then again,
I did drive an 09 Wrangler. Talk about under carriage rust.
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