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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Frame Rust. How Bad?

How bad do these look?

TIA!
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:26 PM
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Honestly?

I bet there are a lot of folks that wish theirs was that good... It needs some attention to stop it going worse, but it doesn't honestly look that bad to me.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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That would be about a 3 or 4 year old truck in New England.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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ditto, check for holes behind the trans crossmember
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Speaking as the least experienced member of the board, I'd say it isn't bad at all. I'd spray with waxoyl and forget it.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:42 PM
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i'd wirebrush it, paint it, then hit it with waxoyl

First, take a hammer to it, if the hammer goes through it, then its bad... otherwise, it still has strength.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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I am AMAZED at how many "how to fix"/"what to do about" things on this list include the phrase "take a hammer to it" or "hit it with a hammer"
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Actually it is sound advice in this instance.

x2 on the waxoyl application. Flush the inside of the frame and apply there as well.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:59 PM
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If you hit it with a hammer, and the hammer goes through, the piece of metal is useless, no saving it... wouldn't you rather find out with a hammer in the driveway, then on the highway when the truck falls apart on you?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:08 PM
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First hand experience: tapping it with a hammer will do no harm to solid sections, but will be really revealing on dangerously rusted areas.

DAMHIKT... or do.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:03 PM
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I never meant to suggest that hitting it (or whatever else goes wrong on a defender) with a hammer wasn't the right thing to do...

I just think it's funny

and you know... I probably need to get a bigger hammer
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:24 PM
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starter motor problem: hit it with a hammer, see if it's siezed
frame rust: hit it with a hammer... see if it's rusted through


What else?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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Removing ball joints (hit arm with TWO hammers at the same time).
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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For a squirel or other small animal in the air vents... hammer can be useful.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 05:45 PM
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Gotta Love it!

Gotta love that "Speed Wrench"! (Politically correct Version)
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:36 PM
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check your fluids, it's too dry back there!
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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ever hear the song "hammer time" by m.c. hammer. enough said.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Can't get a bolt out? chisel + HAMMER! According to my Polish friend, it is referred to as a Russian Wrench
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