Since the owner is not present and the car key is not available, you can only check the general situation around the body from the outside. Looking at the cab closely, the new paint is a little unusual of accident car.
However, considering that many car manufacturers care about surface engineering and painting the whole car is also a common thing, they focus on the cab glass. They are surprised to find that none of the glass is original. They replace the glass of some small brands or unknown brands. The year is relatively recent, which is completely inconsistent with the date when the car leaves the factory of accident car.
When the car glass is completely replaced, it is very likely to replace the cab assembly. I bent over to check the lower fender of the car and confirmed my previous conjecture. There is no sound insulation cotton in the lower fender. The fender is very clean and there is no dust at all. It looks like it was just replaced of accident car.
For normal vehicles, there is a thick layer of soil on the sound insulation cotton, which looks dirty. Some people will spray a layer of soil on the sound insulation cotton, which is artificially old and difficult to detect without careful observation.
When buying second-hand dump trucks, especially those with longer years, we should focus on the axle. However, we novices can’t fully listen to the car dealer, nor can we just look at the wheel axle shell to judge what the rear axle is.
Take this car as an example. The Steyr bridge is used. If it is judged from the wheel side axle housing, it will be ignored. It is too easy and common for the repair shop to change the wheel side axle housing, so it must be identified through the main reducer and rear axle package.
Without the registration certificate and other information of the car, I couldn’t open the door. Previously, I only heard the owner say that the car is a national three car and a national four family. After observing the car around, the compartment and fuel tank were seriously dented and damaged of accident car.
It was supposed to be rusty. The owner specially repainted it to avoid being too ugly. He specially looked at the rear axle. There was a serious oil leakage and rust. It is inferred that the car is at least seven or eight years old. It is reasonable to have this kind of car condition of accident car.
Looking back, I specially looked at the vehicle girder number and found that there was also a layer of rust on the longitudinal girder. Since the driving license and large book could not be seen, it was meaningless to check whether the girder number was right. I mainly looked at the tenth “year of manufacture” of the frame number as “F”, and inferred that the year of manufacture was 15 years of accident car.
Think about a national third car, which has been out of the factory for 15 years, or a national fourth family. Combined with the detailed conditions of the car, I just felt that the identity of the car was confusing, incredible, and reluctantly shook my head.