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Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have any insight into exactly what will and won't pass the MA safety inspection when it comes to rust?
I recently got my '77 F250 running and am working on the tires right now, after that I'm just gonna do a good tune up, change all the fluids and it'll be time to see what it'll need to pass. I do have holes in the floor behind the seat so I know that'll have to be done but the entire cab is pretty rusty. Frame is fine. Anyone know any inspection shops with "bad vision"?
1977 F250, 4x4, 351m, NP205, NP435, Converted Dually, Holmes 220 Sling Wrecker
1977 W300, Factory Dually, 318, NP203, 4 spd, Sling Wrecker
2009 Ranger XLT 2.3 Auto Ext. Cab
2008 Taurus SEL 3.5 AWD Auto
2003 Rio 1.6 Auto
Pretty much any hole into the passenger compartment gets flagged, although I've never seen anyone actually crawl under the truck. Not sure about the rust over the wheel wells - I'll find that out tonight, actually.
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'73 F100 2wd, '91 302 roller, NP435
'86 F350 CC 4wd, C6, 6.9, Banks Turbo
i filled my wheel wells with great stuff, scraped of the high spots and painted it a bit. just taped carboard over the holes and stuck the tube behind the tape and in between carboard making sure to fill enough to make a large brick between inner and outers. also large voids in front lower fenders and a few lower rear spots rebuilt with same substance.. passed safety no probs 5 bucks or so. leave cardboard on for at least 3 days so it cures well and compact, makes it harder.
I need a new power brake booster to get rid of the hiss in the cab causing it to run lean.. wish i had a 95 sometimes, no emissions then. 1 frekin year
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