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 Post subject: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Have a nice Yellow ST205 in the shop at the moment, TRD Skirts...

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Wonder whats being hidden underneath?...

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:shock: :shock:

Best get the grinder out!

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:17 pm 
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These facelift/TRD skirts are emerging as a real menace to the lower sills. I guess they are filling with road grime, trapping salty water in the winter and then the lower sill eventually ends up like that :(

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
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Wow,
That is the worst I have seen a Sill for a very long time. IIRC SCW indicated that this was a JDM non-sunroof model?

I hope mine aren't like that!

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Hole-y moley. I'm going to have nightmares about what could be lurking in mine now!
Does TRD stand for Total Rust Development???

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:53 pm 
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Haha, very good! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
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Yes this is a JDM non-sunroof model. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:14 pm 
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Does TRD stand for Total Rust Development???


:lol:

I popped over to SCW whilst this was on the ramps, it's even worse in real life, luckily I think its been caught just in time, the charge cooler rad in this car looks like a melted mars bar too-front impact potentially. However it's good to see that it getting restored, rather than being broken.

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:09 pm 
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It makes mine look good :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
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Looks like it rotted from the outside as the inner structure looks reasonable.

I suspect the skirts were fitted for the same reason as my 205, it's clearly fallen off a jack at some point and bent the sill badly. There's no great lip at the point most people use a trolley jack so once lifted it slides out and the sill lands on the jack.

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:31 pm 
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Nibbles wrote:
Looks like it rotted from the outside as the inner structure looks reasonable.

I suspect the skirts were fitted for the same reason as my 205, it's clearly fallen off a jack at some point and bent the sill badly. There's no great lip at the point most people use a trolley jack so once lifted it slides out and the sill lands on the jack.


Up close it looks like that is exactly what happened. A lot of work had to be done to straighten that out and to reconstruct the vertical seam on the sill.

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 pm 
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OMG :shock: ...haven't seen anything THAT bad :!:
At least they took it to the right place to get it sorted....+1 for SCW


Ooo lookie-there in the background....a camouflaged ST185 :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:23 pm 
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wow thats insane, were they genuine TRD with the drain holes or replicas with no drain holes in them?


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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:53 am 
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I'm pretty sure they were genuine. It's made me concerned for mine as I have the Toyota skirts.

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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:28 am 
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Dear me thats really bad then, i know my brothers sills rotted out and had fake ones on and the Toyota drain holes in the rear base of the skirt and front side were missing so rain, mud, snow etc just sat inside the skirt as they also didnt sit flush on the base of the car so grime could get up into the skirts. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Rust busting.....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:42 pm 
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I suspect the damage caused by incorrect jack placement on this side of the car accelerated the corrosion process. The other side of the car which is undamaged still looks OK. I had a good look and prod around the skirt to see if there was any nastiness lurking behind :-)

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