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Old September 21st, 2009, 12:16 AM
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The good, the bad and the Ugly.

Okay here is a try at posting some photos. These are of the D-90 that I just bought.


The good, well the Defender is always a good looking a truck.

The bad, the rear cross member and a the side of the frame on the passenger side.
Also the drivers side door.

The Ugly, the bottom of the frame under the passenger side door.

I have other photos of the rust. There is rust scattered around door hinges the piece of metal at the rear of the truck on top of the tub, underneath. There is also a hole close to the front bumper on the passenger side. I am sure I could run it for a while but the frame on the passenger side is giving me some concern.

Opionions welcome,
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Old September 21st, 2009, 01:07 AM
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Looks pretty bad, might be time to consider a new chassis

Where did it come from?
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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Yup, thats bad! I would not bother trying to fix that. New chassis IMO.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 06:28 AM
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My vote is for a new chassis also. Good news is you are in Texas, so you don't really need a galvanized chassis. ECR occasionally has frames in good condition left over from frame swaps. You might check them out.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 06:47 AM
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I may be late to the party, but what's up with your avatar Gunmaker?
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Old September 21st, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Yes new chassis is what I figured. I think though that if I do it even though I live in Texas I will still go with the galvanized one. I might as well do it and be done with it. There are other rust spots all over and I figure I can try and tackle them all at once.



The avatar, well ya'll have cool logos or pic's of your trucks off-roading. Neither of which I have but I did have this pic of my rover. In 1998 or 99 the previous owner had the 90 at a car wash, the attendant brought it up front and did not put the parking brake on. It rolled off that wall and into the bed of that Chevy. They had to lift it out with a crane. Once on the ground they drove it home. It bent the ears where the bumper attaches about .250 and that was it. The pick-up was not so lucky. It was brand new and the guy parked in the back of the lot so it would not get scratched.



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Old September 21st, 2009, 09:05 AM
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This thread is worthless without a larger version of that avatar pic!

Also - that rust is monstrous. On some parts it looks like a brake line ruptured and the chassis got a nice soaking in corrosive fluid. The chassis on my 110 suffered from the PO not repairing a leaking clutch master, and it really did a number on the bulkhead and chassis rail.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 09:29 AM
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I agree if you are going to add a new chassis you might as well do a galvy one.

X2 on the bigger pic of your 90 on the back of the truck
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Old September 21st, 2009, 09:41 AM
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[It was brand new and the guy parked in the back of the lot so it would not get scratched.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:44 AM
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Gunmaker,
Where in TX are you? Where did you pick the truck up?
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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:21 AM
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That looks like the one that Robinson service was selling about a [year] ago. True? One thing you could do is buy Mike at ECR's used chassis (he had it up on ebay for $1500 or so) and then get it blasted and galvanized. This would save some coin over a new chassis. Also want to order a complete new set of brake lines and clips and also fuel lines and motor/trans/t-case mounts when you do the chassis.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 01:27 PM
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When I get home tonight I will post a larger picture of the avatar now that I figured out how to do it.

Nick, I live in New Braunfels. I bought the 90 from a customer of mine that lives in Maryland. He is the orginal owner.

Ron this was not the truck you saw a year ago. It was not for sale until late this spring when I agreed to buy it. I am going to have to make up a list of all that I need to go ahead and replace while the frame is off. I am in for a big project.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 01:36 PM
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Good luck and, when you start, please start a thread in the projects section and post pictures.

As always, I am sure there are parts you will need and I and others should be able to help you with that.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 06:44 PM
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okay here is a larger picture of my avatar.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:06 PM
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okay here is a larger picture of my avatar.

Michael
That's incredible...

If not for that pickup truck, your D90 would have rolled over...

As far as the chassis...I'd replace it ASAP...with it so rusted in the middle near the x-member, it could buckle...

Good luck...

Cheers...
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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Your fine. Spray some rustoleum on it.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Your fine. Spray some rustoleum on it.
And JB Weld some coat hangers for extra support? :-)
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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:02 PM
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Your fine. Spray some rustoleum on it.

Don't you mean POR15? It fixes all the rust!!!

Man I've owned some rusty series truck but this one takes the prize!

New chassis please.. Don't galvy it if you ever plan to weld on it..
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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:03 PM
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I hope you knew the condition before you bought it. what a shocker rolling off the delivery truck if not!
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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Looks like a frame swap would make for a nice winter project.

Cheers and welcome to the community.

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