Ford truck owners...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DirtyDog, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    This is what my 2012 F250 looks like since May. Should I be concerned?
    Seems crazy to me that these parts would be un-painted.
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  2. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    yes......HELL YES

    Why should those parts rust up while the other parts NOT rust away.
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  3. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Wow, thats a 2012??? unreal, fucking horrible, what are you gonna do ?
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  4. RedGrover

    RedGrover Sitka Red Rider

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    I have an 04 ford and live in Alaska, I don't even have close to that level of rust and don't have any special undercoat added. I would def question
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  5. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Been kind of kicking around the idea of getting a full size ford...
    If this is standard finish there's no way in hell I'll buy one. That thing would disintegrate before my eyes here so close to the ocean.
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  6. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    I have a family member that had a rusting issue on a 2011 (or 2012?) F-150. While his wasn't as extreme, the dealer only said that a certain level of "surface rust" was to be expected, and that was what many people on the forums were saying as well. The general consensus with all this seems to be it's normal behavior and the rust will reach a certain point, and then stop...similar to weathering steel. Many of these owners were applying undercoatings like POR-15 to help stifle the problem.

    In my opinion, it's all cost-cutting bullshit. Whether it's part of the design or not, I wouldn't buy any vehicle where the manufacturer would consider such an amount of rust acceptable. Just coat the damn parts. Even if the parts don't rust through entirely, it will be an absolute pain in ass attempting to service those components, remove bolts, etc. if you actually plan on holding onto the truck for a long time, and not just trading up every few years.
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  7. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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  8. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    THAT is a defect in manufacturing.
    I would take it back to the dealer.
    Then call Ford.
    Then get on every website I could find about Ford trucks and post that picture. Mention the phrase -class action-.
    I'm a Ford guy, but I wouldn't accept that.
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  9. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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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.
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  10. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Reminds me of what new Chevys used to look like sitting on the dealer lot in the late 80s. The setting sun would light up the suspension rust and it'd just glow under there.
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  11. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    And considering that it's not all the suspension parts, just some, it may be a vendor problem rather than a design problem. Ford may well have intended for the parts to be coated and the vendor skipped it. The biggest immediate worry is what looks like a rusting brake line.
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  12. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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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.
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  13. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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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.
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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yup, that's how they build them...normal.

    Don't worry, the ball joints should be shot soon, you can paint everything while it's apart.



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  15. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Upgraded.
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  16. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    It didn't matter so much when engines leaked more often--the oil would protect everything.
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  17. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    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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  18. darenative

    darenative Been here awhile

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    Look at your rear drive shaft, looks the same fuggin way:huh .
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  19. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    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.
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  20. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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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.:puke1
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