Washing The Undercarriage

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by WooD, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. WooD

    WooD WooD

    Read mass posts of people power washing, putting a lawn sprinkler under them, and driving thru car washes.

    Back around 2004 I made a bubba undercarriage washer for a Dodge truck I drove on the beach almost every day. Then used it on my Jeep up till I bought my Tacoma.

    I made it out of some old PVC pipe and fittings I had laying around. Last month the hose fitting finally broke off. I figured it was time for a couple upgrades.

    Added a water cut off valve, quick detach, and a 90 degree elbow so it would be more comfortable to use. It was also but ugly so I sprayed it down with a can of blue paint I had on a shelf. Still ugly, but works better than anything I've seen, and has been going strong for 15 years.

    I was gonna trash it and make a new one out of 3/4" schedule 80 PVC pipe, but it kinda has sentimental values now.

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  3. n7narcosis

    n7narcosis Well-Known Member

    Smart idea! Thanks for sharing
     
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  4. TucsonSteve

    TucsonSteve Well-Known Member

    Thought for sure this was going to be a post for OR17TRD
     
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  5. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    @OR17TRD
    @OR17TRD
    @OR17TRD

    Haha that beetlejuice sh#t will get him for sure!
     
  6. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Great idea. Put a set of wheels on the elbow next to the spray head and you can roll it around under the truck.
     
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  7. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    That’s a great idea
     
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  8. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Bodge king! Great idea.
     
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  9. JASN

    JASN Well-Known Member

    Just have to wait for the great thaw of 2019 to wash the undercarriage 20190208_150831.jpeg

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  10. BeardedVooDoo

    BeardedVooDoo Well-Known Member

    love the ingenuity
     
  11. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Add a mirror so you can see what you're washing and you're all set!
     
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  12. OP
    WooD

    WooD WooD

    I think a go pro camera WooD probably give better results.

    It works perfect the way it is. The old style nozzle can be adjusted for any spray pattern you want.

    The water shut off valve is the best upgrade I've done to it. Will keep me a lot dryer.
     
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  13. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Is a GoPro water/crap proof?
     
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  14. BigMau

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    Thinking of making one of these to clean the Pennsylvania winter road salt/grime from my Tacoma. Would be a nice PVC plastics project for my 9th grade students.
     
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  15. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I sure dont miss that PA road sludge eating away at my vehicles. You need all the help you can get my brother. :(
     
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  16. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    Personally before I’m on the job I like to give my undercarriage a bit of a how's-your-father.
     
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  17. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

     
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  18. Dino2015

    Dino2015 Member

    Since the Tacoma bed is plastic instead of metal is just hosing off the exhaust system from road salt would that be the only thing that will rust out quickly?
     
  19. OP
    WooD

    WooD WooD

    Frame, body, mounts, bolts.......

    Great multitudes that could rust. Not sure which gen it was, but a lot of Tacoma frames had to be replaced due to rust.
     
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  20. 15trd

    15trd New Member

    Did Toyota rectify the Tacoma rust issues ??? If so, what have they done to prevent future frame damage. What year did they implement a fix to the issue? Thanks
     
  21. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    How is the paint bonding to the plastic pipe? Usually it won't hold unless the plastic is flamed.
     

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