I don't have a picture of the original wires before I "fixed" it, but here's how our 31 year old Rheem shaft-down condenser fan motor looked a few years after I replaced four completely rusted out wires -- in which two opposing ones were snapped off when I first saw it. Are these old Rheem units usually secured in this fashion? I'm pretty confident in thinking this is Wall of Shame material.
The motor has since died a slow and painful death, of which I replaced it just recently (still suspended by wire). The old fan and motor appear to be the original, based on how crusty the hub looks. Using a Dremel to sand the scale off, I could not possibly get the fan blade assembly off; it literally looks to be fused to the shaft! I admitted defeat and got a new fan blade assembly. Does this fan blade assembly even look salvageable? Would you try to take it off, or not even bother? (I frankly don't care at this point, but am wondering what the "difficulty rating" of this ugly thing would be to someone more experienced)
This whole ordeal unfortunately took three days to complete between the ordering of parts for next day delivery, and then having to scramble to find a new fan blade assembly after trying (and failing) to take the old one off. In hindsight, I think I would have been better off paying someone to have gotten it fixed sooner.