Rust prone. Front bumper is rusted through in 4 places. Both front fenders rusted through above and behind wheel well. Bottom of doors rusting through. Passenger side bed rusted through above wheel well.
Fuel tank bottom rusted through from inside. Fuel tank sender/pump cover rusted letting dirt and water into tank. Sending unit bulkhead wire connectors failed on cover. Fuel lines along frame rusted through and spilled fuel.
Brake lines along frame and on rear axle rusted away. Weld on brackets on rear axle rusted away.
Inside of boxed frame rails rusted thus clogging small and sparse drain holes. Both sides of frame from cab to rear axle are 75% filled with packed dirt. Entire bottom of truck bed has peeling paint and primer; 80% is rusted. Rear bumper is bubbling with rust from backside.
Drain holes in frame and crossmembers are poorly located. Cross members won't drain and collect debris. Serious rust throughout.
Brakes have seized. Front brake caliper pistons seized in bore. Rear brake wheel cylinder pistons seized in bore. Rear brake system rusted completely. Sheet steel debris deflectors welded to backing plates for drum brakes look like alpine lace cheese. Rear parking brake subsystem seized, type LT30A. Seized at aluminum pivot block inside drum. Seized at lever mounted on top of backing plate. Seized at pivot on cross member under cab. Bracket holding parking brake release spring next to shoe inside drum has rusted away on both backing plates.
Exhaust system support brackets under bed and on frame rusted away - only one left. The exhaust shop installed new exhaust pipes and supported the system with the only remaining mount - no other support. Catalytic converted rusted through at front and rear flanges. Muffler lasts 2 years due to front tilt of factory design.
Spare tire chain lift mechanism seizes every winter. Installed new factory unit - same problem.
Found machining chips in the factory installed wheel bearing grease in the rear axle.
Plating on fasteners is poor. During removal of everything down to a bare rear frame, the only bolts that didn't break were the M12 and larger.
Replaced rear 2 1/2" square bend U-bolts due to corrosion.
Replaced leaf spring clips, were rusted in half.
All of the brake line support brackets on the rear axle were rusted away.
The radiator support panel is nearly rusted away where it is lap welded to the front frame rails on both sides.
The front valance panel under the bumper is rusting from the inside out.
Most of the steel lines, fittings, and fasteners in the engine compartment are rusted.
The mounting tabs on the heat shield on the exhaust manifold are rusted away.