Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
Even an oil soaked frame and chassis can not conceal the rust and corrosion on Mr Rusty.
It appears the oil cooler mount bracket has rusted off the left exhaust manifold and the oil cooler line has rubbed thru on the brake reinforcement on the firewall.
Or should a say a temporary easy fix. I had a set of OEM take off lines I had stored in the barn for the past 20 years. I came across a stash during some other part searching this past week.
After the used replacement line has been set in place.
Cooler bracket that rusted off. Getting the nuts off the manifold studs will be a challenge for me. But I am up for the challenge. No Fear.
Starter bolt broken off in the block. It is also here for a flex-plate change.
Both header pipes are rusted thru and the truck is very loud. I will be removing them and cutting them back at the muffler. that makes everything a bit easier for me. I will take it to the exhaust shop after everything has been repaired. All in all Mr., Rusty has held up well to the snow plowing. A few more minor dents but I will be sanding and doing touch up rust work again. No rust thru at this point. Just surface and bleed thru rust at the edges and corners. Thanks for looking. I have lots of work scheduled for this season. Not all CUCV but nonetheless work. I always look forward to the challenge. Have a Great Day and enjoy the weekend.