Rust under console

Discussion in 'Stock Interior' started by TitanRattler813, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. TitanRattler813

    TitanRattler813 Well-Known Member

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    While taking my shifter out, I noticed that almost all the exposed steel is rusted. Anyone else have this issue? My first truck was new when I installed the short shifter so I was surprised to see this on a truck that's only 4 years old.
     

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  2. SgtBadA

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    Hmm mine isn't like that at all. It's pretty dirty down there but no rust
     
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    Mine are line that.
     
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    wolfpack_5150 Jangley

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    Look down near the brake pedal arm
     
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    Oh yeah. Forgot about those components as well.
     
  6. TitanRattler813

    TitanRattler813 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm... I'm sure I'll see more when I start sound deadening. Maybe I'll hit them with some rustoleum or brush some rust convertor on if I gut the interior. For the shift boot frame I just hit it with a wire wheel and sprayed it down with rust inhibitor after I got it shiny again. IMG_20161205_213412.jpg
     

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    Looks brand new. Good job.

    It just means that a few pennies were saved by not having to coat those metal parts. Pull your radio out and check those brackets as well. I am sure you'll find more.
     
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    wolfpack_5150 Jangley

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    Surprized i didnt have any rust on the crashbar behind the glove box.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'm expecting to see. I was just initially paranoid because I didn't want to find out that I somehow ended up with a flood vehicle. If there's anything I've learned in my history of pre-owned vehicles it's that Carfax doesn't usually know the whole story
     
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  10. wolfpack_5150

    wolfpack_5150 Jangley

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    That was my worry when i looked under the brake pedal to run some wiring or abs killswitch (cant remember).
    I seen the brake pedal bracket with surface rust and panic set in.. i spoke to a tech i know on the side and he said its normal.

    Crappy, but again he said normal.
     
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