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Old 11-05-2017, 08:45 AM
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:46 AM
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Sorry just realized I posted in wrong section.
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I am afraid to ask what you are hiding under there lol
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I'm curious of what Orwellian state you live in where rocker panels are an inspection item, and why... Sounds like the big three got this requirement pushed though to sell new cars.
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I live in central pa.
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I live in central pa.
Thank you... Be back in a bit. I need to go chase this down before it spreads and becomes a pandemic. I am now curious of the exact definition that has been codified in PA.
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Lol... Just getting to it is fun... They have the official PDF scripted so that you cant even copy and paste it in case you would like to use it in court to defend yourself...
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What the inspection code
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Yea. I think I found what u read online also, kind of gray area. However I did this to get more life out of the vehicle. It's such a shame cause it runs great for 187000 miles and the rest is in good shape also just the rockers were trashed. Idk I'll have to have it looked at to see if it will pass.
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Ok this is what I found...

Even though it states in 175.78. under chassis part B "Vehicle frame- "A vehicle frame shall be in solid condition", But it says under part A (which takes precedence)... it states "all items on the chassis shall be in safe operating condition as described in 175.80 (relating to inspection procedure)

In the inspection Procedure 175.80. I did not find anything related to the inspection or "rejection" procedures concerning rocker panels except sub-chapter E part 7.

(i) floor pan is rusted through so as to cause hazard to occupants and cargo.

(ii) the floor pan is rusted through as to cause hazard to occupants or exhaust gases to enter the passenger compartment.

So it's your call at that point, Do you think you may have legally met these requirements as codified?

http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dv...ons/PUB-45.pdf
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I'm going to have a buddy at work put it on a lift and tell me if its ok to pass inspection. I work in the parts department. I have the pic before I covered it. It also is just a winter vehicle and is driven 8 miles round trip to work, even though that doesn't matter. I just think from factory it should've been designed similar to the way I enclosed that area to protect from the elements. Just wanted some opinions, its my first jeep.
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Originally Posted by 2002jeep4.7 View Post
I'm going to have a buddy at work put it on a lift and tell me if its ok to pass inspection. I work in the parts department. I have the pic before I covered it. It also is just a winter vehicle and is driven 8 miles round trip to work, even though that doesn't matter. I just think from factory it should've been designed similar to the way I enclosed that area to protect from the elements. Just wanted some opinions, its my first jeep.
Honestly I could see their concern... I watched a guy drive a rotten car from Minnesota over a speed bump too fast one time. It broke in half and slid it's self on the floor pan until he got it parked. Carpet was on fire and everything. lol
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Lol o my. Thanks for the input obviously I want it to be safe.
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You will pass with that, guys down here just duct tape the holes and it passes no problem...
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