I took my 1969 F100 in great nearly fully restored condition to be inspected at
VIP in Norway. It needed a back up bulb, a tire lug, and the emergency brake tightener. I explained this first. Into inspection it went. Out they came and told me my radius arm bushing needed replacing and i needed a new right hand steering rod. And they would do nothing about the light, emergency brake, nor tire lug. I examined the front end with the mechanic and store manager. I told them I was very unhappy about this front end so called problems being totally unfounded. Taking my truck back to a specialist front end shop where i had the front end adjusted just two yrs ago he reinspected it saying it was just fine. Thus I had it inspected and it passed fine. Contacting the district "C" area manager i finally met up with him at the same VIP shop. He appeared not to be a mechanic himself. We went over the front end again. This time they admitted it did not need a tie rod but the radius arm bushing had to be replaced, period. Then came the threat to have the state police inspect it. Very fine I said. Leave it right on the lift and let em inspect it. So much for that bluff. Now I have it resolved to the point where I am going to have the state police inspect it myself. No question they are doing the same with lots of elderly folks. Now is the time for me to get my undeniable inspection and sue. They have try to back the wrong man into a corner.