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Old 04-12-2016, 08:20 AM
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2003 edge 3.0 2wd reg cab short box stepside
Hey guys just wondering if anyone can give me some ideas on how I should go about this. I know I Def neez cross members. Not sure about the frame ends tho
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:52 AM
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Hi and welcome.

Good grief do you have any solid metal to worth with?

It is hard to tell you what to do with this going only by the pictures you provided.

How about posting some close up pictures.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:12 AM
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Some of the damage
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:19 AM
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:20 AM
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...How much do you like the truck? Haha. Properly repairing that much rust I going to be a shit ton of work.

Do you have the 2 piece frame? If so, and if the front half is in better shape, replacing the rear half of the frame might be a viable option.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:49 AM
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You may consider finding a truck with a good body and frame with a blown engine.
Use your truck as a parts truck.

How did this truck suffer so much rust? road salt or was it used as a pool truck hauling chemicals around?
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:59 AM
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Love the truck engine is sold just this rear end

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Yep salt eastcoast lifw
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:00 AM
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I was hoping the truck was used for a pool service and the rust was contained to the rear.

If the rear is this rusted I imagine the front is as just as bad.

I live in Palm Beach County Florida in the Tri county area I have available to me countless Rangers available rust free from the mid 90s to the 2004 for anywhere from 500 bucks to 1300 bucks that need mechanical repairs.

here is just one example

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/5505386376.html

I suggest you reconsider attempting repairing your truck.

Locate a truck from an area that does not use salt on their roads and restore that truck using parts from your truck are good.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the info man I think I'll heed your advice and start lookup for another
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