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#4648444 - 01/27/18 09:28 PM This Rolled Into The Shop Today...
69Torino Offline


Registered: 12/12/17
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Loc: Indy
So for all of the Auto Techs, Truck Techs and the like, I thought it would be nice to have a place to share the hackery, butchery and travesties that roll into your fine establishments seeking repair, advice, or need to be taken behind the barn with a pistol. I have seen some brilliant examples of shade tree engineering in my years as a dealership technician, so please share pics of the carnage and hilarity that comes through the bay doors! I'll start with this Jeep Commander that was about to lose its fuel tank...



I only wish I've thought to take pictures of all the crazy stuff I've seen over the years!
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#4648467 - 01/27/18 10:05 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Nothing surprises me any more. Don't have a pic but we have the usual rotor ground down to the fins.
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#4648474 - 01/27/18 10:20 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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Registered: 11/23/16
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Holy [censored], are you sure that's not just the skid plate for the gas tank? Should have a plastic gas tank. Either way...yikes!
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#4648483 - 01/27/18 10:27 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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It is a plastic gas tank, straps WERE integrated into the skid, but had rotted away.
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#4648497 - 01/27/18 10:41 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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Registered: 11/23/16
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That's something, looks like the rest of it is in decent shape. I'm glad I wash my skid plates out weekly!
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#4648519 - 01/27/18 11:06 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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I'm glad I don't live in the rust belt ... Only see stuff like that with out of state plates laugh
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#4648531 - 01/27/18 11:21 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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What year?





Respectfully,

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#4648652 - 01/28/18 06:19 AM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
Audios Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
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Wow a Commander isnt even that old and rotting away. So much for quality. We recently replaced a trans pan on a 2011 wrangler that had a hole rotted through it. Such junk.
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#4648766 - 01/28/18 08:51 AM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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#4649596 - 01/28/18 09:29 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
Meh, I've dealt with that on every Grand Wagoneer I had. The plastic tank is formed into the frame rail. Ugly as it looks,that tank ain't going anywhere hide
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#4649649 - 01/28/18 10:54 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: Pajero]
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Registered: 12/12/17
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Loc: Indy
Originally Posted By: Pajero
What year?


2008. With 97k miles.
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#4650085 - 01/29/18 11:55 AM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Nothing surprises me any more. Don't have a pic but we have the usual rotor ground down to the fins.

I found short segments of a "rotor ground down to the fins" on the street one day. I'll bet there was quite a story there.
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#4651947 - 01/31/18 10:25 AM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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I picked up an empty tank trailer and it appeared to be missing the brake drum. Upon closer examination, the drum had broken away and the brake shoes had nothing to clamp onto.
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#4652258 - 01/31/18 03:46 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
Delta Offline


Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1150
Loc: South Central PA
Originally Posted By: 69Torino
Originally Posted By: Pajero
What year?


2008. With 97k miles.


Ouch, rust gets anything!


I don't have any car related stuff, but more industrial hackery and stuff, not sure if you guys would like that?
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#4689060 - 03/08/18 07:20 PM Re: This Rolled Into The Shop Today... [Re: 69Torino]
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Registered: 11/08/03
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Loc: Cape Cod, MA
Personally I would love to see industrial hackery, as long as it's made clear (or obvious) what's going on.
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