If you've ever wondered what the largest factory replacement part might be for a pickup truck, we may have found the answer. Pictured is a brand-new frame (part No. 04000-2410C) for one of the first-generation 2000-03 Toyota Tundras involved in Toyota's recall and limited service campaign to fix rusty frames.
Toyota will swap out the old Tundra chassis for free if the frame meets certain corrosion conditions, but owners of Tundras with frame rust only have a limited opportunity to take advantage of the offer, which expires after April 30, 2012.
Frame replacement is a nontrivial task that requires moving every component from the old truck to the new frame. Ordering the replacement frame from Toyota and initiating repairs could take several weeks.
[Photos: Seung Min Mel Yu]