...when getting a vehicle inspected that has rusted completely through in some spots. My truck needs inspected but the wheel wells on the bed are rusted through and the rockers are basically gone. Does that matter for inspection?
I plan on fixing it soon but just wondered if it mattered.
...but those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. -Isaiah 40:31
Backwoods, it sounds like you're going to have some problems. You may find a guy "willing" to pass it and overlook a thing or two. But, I'm guessing no one will overlook the lack of rocker panels. Good luck.
Backwoods - Here's a link to the PA inspection regulations. Read through it & be informed. Nothing [censored] me off more than a garage failing a vehicle because of something irrelevant.
You can have a real rust bucket, It'll fail when it gets real bad, but only if the body panels are lose from their mounting brackets. Also if you have a hole in the the cab, typically a floor pan. fixing it is as simple as riveting a piece of sheet metal in & sealing it up. Rockers, bottom of your doors, the typical PA rust locations will not fail your vehicle.