Is this bad?

BonzoHansen

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Jun 1, 2005
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Scott from Hamilton, NJ
So the other day I was getting to some long overdue maintenance on my 93K 1500. I go underneath it and this didn't look right what do you think?

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You non rustbelt guys have no idea the fun you miss not being in the northeast and all the salt and brine and b*******.

He's the rest of that bolt. Holy crap look at that taper. She hung in for dear life lol

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Even the lower brackets were beat.

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All fixed, got parts from LMC. I probably got lucky the bolts are like that instead of over the axle like on a 2nd gen. The front bolts on both sides were fine. And it's probably been like that for a while. Can't believe I hadn't noticed earlier. I'm guessing there used to be scale over it concealing it. But I haven't worked on it in a few years. It's an extra vehicle
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biker

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Dec 7, 2014
5,545
Canada
We suffer the same way up in the north. It makes me sad when I look under otherwise decent old vehicles. I'm so sick of rusty brake and fuel lines, but you experienced the next level.
My 05 GMC is not what I consider old, it was never driven for a full winter and the rockers are gone.
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
15,163
ohio
I have a 91 S10, bought new, commuter truck. Zbarted when new. I got under it every couple years and really kept after it. Still the front cab mount areas just disappeared. Just no way to wash that area out, all shaped and sealed. Need to build northern vehicles out of stainless steel and plastic I think.

Take a good look at your fuel and brake lines, those rot out and in places hard to see.
 

budro6968

Veteran Member
Apr 2, 2016
4,183
Jax Florida
So the other day I was getting to some long overdue maintenance on my 93K 1500. I go underneath it and this didn't look right what do you think?

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You non rustbelt guys have no idea the fun you miss not being in the northeast and all the salt and brine and b*******.

He's the rest of that bolt. Holy crap look at that taper. She hung in for dear life lol

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Even the lower brackets were beat.

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All fixed, got parts from LMC. I probably got lucky the bolts are like that instead of over the axle like on a 2nd gen. The front bolts on both sides were fine. And it's probably been like that for a while. Can't believe I hadn't noticed earlier. I'm guessing there used to be scale over it concealing it. But I haven't worked on it in a few years. It's an extra vehicle
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Does NJ have state inspection for your vehicles? I grew up in the Pittsburgh area. This kind of stuff would have likely failed if the place did real inspections. Lots of lick and stick shops would let things slide.
 

BonzoHansen

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Jun 1, 2005
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Scott from Hamilton, NJ
Did you rebuild both sides?
Of course.
Take a good look at your fuel and brake lines, those rot out and in places hard to see.
a few years ago. You can see the SS brake lines in the pics.
Does NJ have state inspection for your vehicles? I grew up in the Pittsburgh area. This kind of stuff would have likely failed if the place did real inspections. Lots of lick and stick shops would let things slide.
Nope. But those state dmv guys would not have seen that anyway.
 




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