Has anyone purchased a 1st gen Sequoia with the frame replaced?

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This is obviously for those of you in the salt belt. Curious as to how to evaluate a Sequoia (or Tundra) that had the frame replaced under the recall. It is an extensive job (see attached list) but they obviously do not do everything. Is it even worth considering a truck like this -- all other things being better than equal (great condition otherwise, low miles, very good price, etc).

Has anyone purchased one with the frame replaced and, if so, what was your experience? Thanks!


BODY FRAME
BODY FRAME ~|~CUSTOMER REQUESTS FRAME INSPECT FOR RUST PERFORATION ~|~RUST PERFORATION FOUND ~|~REMOVE AND REPLACE RUSTED FRAME

PARTS
NAME
PART # QTY
PLUG, HOLE KIT 0400718334 1
ARM SUB-ASSY, SUSPEN 4806834040 1
ARM SUB-ASSY, SUSPEN 4806934040 1
BUMPER SUB-ASSY, FR 483040C010 2
BUMPER SUB-ASSY, FR 483050C010 2
FRAME SUB-ASSY 040017550C 1
COMMON REPLACEMENT K 040017020C 1
COMMON REPLACEMENT K 040017040C 1
TUBE, FR BRAKE, NO.6 473160C040 1
TUBE, RR BRAKE, NO.2 473220C070 1
TUBE, RR BRAKE, NO.3 473230C060 1
TUBE, RR BRAKE, NO.5 473250C060 1
TUBE, RR BRAKE, NO.6 473260C030 1
WIRE, FRAME 821640C041 1
ANTIFREEZE GALLON W 002721LLAC01 2
BRAKE FLUID 004751BF03 3
R134A WARRANTY 002630013401 1
WARRANTY PAY

SAFETY INSPECTION
SAFETY INSPECTION ~|~SAFETY CK LOF REPLACE WIPERS, LOF, REPLACE FENDER AND BUMPER CLIPS, ~|~REPLACE AC LINE AND CONDENSER-LEAKING, REPLACE MUFFLER AND PIPE, REPLACE EBRAKE CABLE, REPLACE BRAKE HOSES AND TANK ~|~STRAPS

PARTS
NAME
PART # QTY
CENTER MUFFFLER FAP210373641 1
MUFFLER, REAR FAP210373668 1
CALIPER, FR. LH FAP140555977 1
A/C CONDENCER FAP4770503 1
TUBE, LIQUID, NO.2 887260C020 1
BAND SUB-ASSY, FUEL 776010C010 1
BAND SUB-ASSY, FUEL 776030C010 1
CABLE ASSY, PARKING 4643034060 1
HOSE, FLEXIBLE 9008094073 2
HOSE, FLEXIBLE 9008094102 1
HOSE, FLEXIBLE 9008094101 1
WIPERBLADE,U-HOOK475 85212YZZ08TM 2
BLADE, RR WIPER 8524234011 1
ELEMENT SUB-ASSY, AI 1780107010 1
PIECE, RR BUMPER 5216102020 7
FR BRAKE PAD 04465AZ100 1
SHIM KIT, ANTI SQUEA 049450C030 1
DISC, FR 435120C011 2
PIN, W/HOLE 9024006158 4
CLIP 9008046327 16
NUT, CASTLE 9017114042 2
OIL&FILTER PK3 1
GASKET 9043012031 1
FILTER, OIL 90915YZZD3 1
OIL,5W30 BULK W 00279BLK5101 8
WASHER SOLVENT WS 1
TUBE, FR BRAKE, NO.8 473180C020 1
TUBE, FR BRAKE, NO.5 473150C020 1
RING, O 9006908007 1
RING, O 9006908011 2

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Weedhopper

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Who did the work ?

I am in Avon, CT and almost bought a mint 07 Tundra, 2nd gen, I know. Hoffman replaced the frame, gas lines, brake lines, fuel tank, springs, shocks and maybe more I forgot or did not see.

I wound up buying a 2015 Tundra from Hoffman because it was certified and was a Ltd. the 07 was 20K less with 98K miles which I thought was appealingly low.

Frame replacement is a big job and the sales guy said there are some mechanics that like the bull work. It takes 44 labor hours I was told. Hoffman had a ton of frames out back, all marked with the truck owners name. Torrington Toyota too. Not sure where you are from.
 
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I am in near New Haven but Valenti in Mystic did the work per the specs above. It is roughly the same as the 07 deal you describe. Appealing low, 98k miles for an 06 1st gen Sequoia SR5. They did do alot of work but I cannot tell if what they left is so rusted as to make this not worth it.
 
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I am in near New Haven but Valenti in Mystic did the work per the specs above. It is roughly the same as the 07 deal you describe. Appealing low, 98k miles for an 06 1st gen Sequoia SR5. They did do alot of work but I cannot tell if what they left is so rusted as to make this not worth it.
 
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Wife just dropped off mine yesterday, I am in the middle east for a while but I will post an update on the process,

Taking it to Thomson toyota outside of Baltimore, they are giving us a rental so that's cool, it's a third vehicle at the moment and not really being used.

Dealer said it would take a couple weeks or about 40 to 60 hours to complete?

The thing I am curious about now is how it will effect the value as I plan on selling it and getting a lx570.

2006, decent shape, rancho quick lift, 155k. Runs great. New brakes, rotate and front calipers. Timing belt done around 120k

Prices on cars.com range from 6 to 15k.
 
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