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So, working my way through replacing rear drop links, rear brake pads, o/s/r wheel bearing.


Seen a spot of rust, thought I'll give that a tap with a hammer..... and poof, chassis is knadgered.


Over 140,000 miles, it's taken me all over but I think this one has had enough, 320d is going to replace it, althought i have another Pathfinder for family.


Now, with no MOT, i think it's time to scrap.


Considering disassembling it and ebaying it but don't know if I can be bothered.


Thoughts on if that's a waste of time?
 

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Well it's a 2005 T-Spec with over 140,000 miles.


Do they do buy back on rusted chassis?


I didn't purchase it from them either.
 

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I don't think there is alot to actually weld to, I stopped tapping the chassis as the hole was just getting bigger, its also right above where some fo the suspension swing arm mount are.


Not being experienced at welding i couldn't really say.


I was a heli mechanic so welding was never something i experienced, i'd be happy ripp[ing the car apart though lol


Still haven't 100% decided what to do with it yet.


One things for sure, i'm getting another car this weekend.
 

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If you have another, as long as its under 12 years old from date for first registration get it into Nissan, (or a case opened with nissan customer service) and they will inspect, repair, treat or buy back as required.
 

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If you have another, as long as its under 12 years old from date for first registration get it into Nissan, (or a case opened with nissan customer service) and they will inspect, repair, treat or buy back as required.
Only on Navara ! from what im aware
 

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Don't despair, there are many professionals out there that will be able to repair that.
I'd personally get a second opinion from a welding professional, someone who has already dealt with the Navara's and the strengthening plates.
This one here after its all been cut out looks far worse.
https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/nissan-navara-rear-chassis-repair.63797/



Your second option is to break it, if the engine is running well, it has to be worth £750 - £1000 (even better if it has had the Duplex upgrade).
Take videos of it running before you sell it.
 

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Looks a straight forward repair to me.
If the truck running is worth more to you than scrapping, you should be able to get that plated and welding fairly cheap.
Then give the chassis a good clean then underseal. Buy a few more years out of her.

One more thing, where did you get your spring air bags from?

thanks
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Looking at the money side of it...

Probably worth £2.5k with a decent chassis
Welding guessing at £1k to get it fixed
As it stands it is probably worth £1k
Breaking it would get £1.5k+


So repairing it would leave you £1k down, selling as is £1.5k down. Personally i would get rid and cut my losses.
 

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Don't despair, there are many professionals out there that will be able to repair that.
I'd personally get a second opinion from a welding professional, someone who has already dealt with the Navara's and the strengthening plates.
This one here after its all been cut out looks far worse.
https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/nissan-navara-rear-chassis-repair.63797/



Your second option is to break it, if the engine is running well, it has to be worth £750 - £1000 (even better if it has had the Duplex upgrade).
Take videos of it running before you sell it.
Certainly the welder who bodged up that chassis wouldnt do any work for me ,I would give it a few weeks before it drops in half. People always forget about the way the welding will weaken the integrity of the Chassis.
 

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Looking at the money side of it...

Probably worth £2.5k with a decent chassis
Welding guessing at £1k to get it fixed
As it stands it is probably worth £1k
Breaking it would get £1.5k+


So repairing it would leave you £1k down, selling as is £1.5k down. Personally i would get rid and cut my losses.
£1000 to get it fixed? not sure who you use, that patch and a few others £250-£300 tops all day
 

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Only on Navara ! from what im aware
Anything with a VSK chassis number is included I think which from others experience appears to include the Pathfinder - worth a call just incase for anyone.
 

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Sorry, for the slow replies guys, I was getting my replacement car.


I've decided that as I've no immediate rush to sell it that i may as well take the cab of the chassis and see what I am dealing with.
I only checked the immediate area in which i was working, i.e. the rear wheel arches.


I've also learned that one of my family is an NDT specialist and has a decent amount of welders for mates.


DiyDave, regarding the suspension air bags; they were on the Pathy when I got it. They are real good like, they'll be getting put onto my other pathfinder as they stop the sagging nicely.


I ended up getting an Audi A4 3.0Tdi Quattro in the end, obviously completelyt different vehicle to a Pathy but they both make me smile in equal measure.
 

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I'm taking a 56 plate Pathy to Nissan this afternoon with the same problem and have a case registered with Customer Service UK. Worth a shot for anyone with the same problem.
Pathfinders as well now! Thought the rear of the pathfinder had a different chassis design and looks more beefy, suppose this will be down to corrosion as well, will Nissan do a recall on pathfinders, I think not, anyway good luck.
 
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