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Hello

my brothers ls400(n plate) just scrapped through its mot with the biggest problem being the rear sub frame is corroded, anyone know of a subframe with arms sitting about? Wouldn’t need diff and shafts.

if I go to a breakers I’d soon spend more in parts than the cars worth.

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get a second opinion about the rust for sure .............  corrosion is often only skin blemish  deep and not always very serious ........  worth a second opinion for sure..  MOT Testers can be a rum lot !

mine's on 216k miles and same age and not a blip in sight on the underside I'm told .  and to my knowledge she's never been specially treated and for at least 10 years lived on the coast too

Malc

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It’s been an advisory before, I’m all to well versed in welding up old vehicles 😂 rather find a solid one than get the welder out

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Youe car has passed its MOT just as my '95 Mk 3 passed with advisories, 'severe rust affecting rear sub frame'. Took it to another MOT inspector and he hit the frame hard with a solid billet of steel. 'Forget the rust raining down, listen to the metal ringing', this is not a failure.

I made a mistake by getting rid of that car which could have served me for a couple more years, it was just the sight of the rust at the back that spooked me. 

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