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Old 02-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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Default Frame is rusted ? Now what?

Greeting, I am a newbie to this forum, but sure hope I can get some help
I bought a 2000 Ranger Supercab, 4x4, with a strong V-6 in it. I really like this truck.
Came out of work last night and noticed the left rear side of the truck was aggin like a mo'fo'
Quick crawl under it and the rear spring hanger was pushed up against the bottom of the bed, A better look this morning and I see the frame is shot. WTF
The body shop near me laughed and told me I needed to go to the junk yard and get a frame, and he could back half the frame! Thats a budget buster, but I called the local salvage yard, they laughed also, they have stuff thats 2008 and up, he told me nobody hangs onto the old shit anymore (?OLD?)
Now what do I do?
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

Keep looking around for a frame, they are out there
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

I found one that they want $500 for cut out from behind the cab
And the body shop thinks around $20-24 hours at $45/hr????
Holy Sheet man, I aint made of money
Can I get some angle iron or something welded in there?
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

Frames can always be repaired but :

Alignment is one of the most important things that go wrong with frames . Make sure to keep in mind to keep everything squared ...

Your shock and Spring mounts can be repaired but how bad is the metal on the back half if the guy says you need to replace all that frame ?

Yes you can weld some new pieces into a frame and it will hold . But be careful and make sure the welds are strong .
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

pictures? are u sure its shot it sounds like a shackle bracket busted off
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

yeah i had to have the shackle replaced on my 98 it ended up being like 250.00 but that may be your problem.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Frame is rusted ? Now what?

Whats the rest of the frame look like? If it's in good shape do a repair, if not do a patch save some funds and get a frame, preferably from the south.they are not that hard to change, just a lot of work, i've changed a few in my time.
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