RUST ON FRAME

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  1. bob777

    bob777 New Member

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    I Have a 1990 4x4 heavy half silverado with lots of rust on the frame. Was wondering if it was possible to buy a new frame for it?
     
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    I don’t know about that but I do know people use POR15 to stop rust maybe buy a donor truck.
     
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    New frame? No. You sure it's not just surface rust (patina)?
     
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    Salvage yard buy a wrecked truck that the frame is still straight on it and strip sell the parts keep the frame about the only option.
     
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    This is what I would do. Rent a Blaster (Walnut, or Soda) Blast off the rust and spray it with the POR15 as gmc said. Unless the frame is bent on your Rig I can't see the point in spending the money for a replacement frame. That's just my opinion though.
     
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    needle scaler as much as you can and spray a rust neutralizer on it
     
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    #7 smokybandit, Jan 10, 2018
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    Rustoleum farm paint works wonders.

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    #8 JTWard, Jan 11, 2018
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    When you say RUST do you live in say NY or any of the rust belt states. NY in particular put sulfuric acid in some kind or salt cause it will rust like nothing on earth. If you listen closely you can hear the rust growing. But if you have "some" rust, a good welding firm can either do a cut out and replace, or a butt weld shoring up what you have to get a few extra years out of it. I bought my 88 Blazer, which looked like it was painted with a mop. . . But it was located in SW Texas. when it was delivered it had a surface rust ( It's very fine kind of rust, you can feel it's just surface rust) Not everybody has the opportunity to buy a dry state. Could you replace the frame, well yes you could, and if you look in "Classic Truck" magazine there are a number of companies who fabricate such frames. But changing a frame is a person in sound mental state and a lot of energy. It can be done, but it's a lot like putting down a replacement foundation under your house.
     
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