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Old 02-01-2015, 10:27 AM
Ranger Corey Ranger Corey is offline
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Default Bed rust issues

I've got a nasty rust issue on the floor of my bed on the passengers side. Anyone else have an issue like this? If so what did you do to fix it? Any suggestions? And I think I got some pics to attach.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:29 AM
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new bed would be the easiest
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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Easiest way would be to cut out the rust and weld in new metal or just find a rust free box and swap it. It's just a few bolts and wires
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:42 AM
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Right now I'm looking into just cutting it out and welding a new piece in. Is this a common problem? Mine started off minor but then got worse real fast. Of course it probably doesn't help matters since I leave near the ocean.

I didn't see the pics on my first post so I'll try again now. [IMG]{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Verdana;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red255\green2 55\blue255;\red65\green74\blue81;} \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\partightenfactor0 \f0\fs26 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 \uc0\u8234 http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe....jpg\uc0\u8236 }[/IMG][IMG]{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Verdana;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red255\green2 55\blue255;\red65\green74\blue81;} \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\partightenfactor0 \f0\fs26 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 \uc0\u8234 http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe....jpg\uc0\u8236 }[/IMG]

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Last post didn't work either. Guess that's what I get for trying to do it from my phone. These should work though.



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Old 02-01-2015, 11:49 AM
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Mine is rusting out at the front lower section.

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Old 02-01-2015, 12:27 PM
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Mine has it too. It is because of the exhuast heat shield that ford put there. I am going to cut out that part and replace it with a clean piece from the junk yard this summer because the rest of my bed is in great shape.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:52 PM
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If you go the panel route. LMC Truck sells the replacement panels.

It seems all Rangers roust out on the passenger side front first. I had to do a patch job myself on my .98. I also did a beef up job on the driver's side. Cleaned, primed, and undercoated the crap out of it. Heculined the bed the seal the inside too. While you are at it, you might wanna look at your wheels wells. I had some water seepage at the weld points on the top. I cleaned the crap out for them and undercoated those too. They were only just starting to rust on the inside of the bed, so that should have been good enough to fix the problem.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:18 PM
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If you go the panel route. LMC Truck sells the replacement panel.
They do not sell the replacement panel for the front of the bed.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:04 PM
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How hard is it to get the bed off and undercoat it?
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:55 PM
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Not hard at all. It will be 6 torx bolts and then one wiring harness to unplug. Also the filler neck has to be unbolted. Just spray the bolts with wd40 in advance where they attach to the frame.
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:19 PM
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When I took the bed off my Ranger I used an engine hoist to lift it off.

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Old 02-01-2015, 08:20 PM
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They do not sell the replacement panel for the front of the bed.
Could've swore they did. Maybe it was JC Whitney I saw bed panels in then.

Nope. Not there either.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:32 PM
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How hard is the bed to lift off without an engine hoist?
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Bed rust issues

I've got the same problem, here you go.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RUST-REPAIR-...387cd2&vxp=mtr

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Old 02-01-2015, 08:53 PM
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How hard is the bed to lift off without an engine hoist?
Get you a couple friends and you can lift it right off. If you have to do it by yourself then you can get in YouTube and watch some videos where people do different things with boards etc.
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