Join Date: Jan 2012
Bronco Info: '89 7.3/7.3 banks turbo, parked in storage.
Eastwood rust encapsulator may be you best friend until weather breaks to get started on your repairs, i have heard good things and will help the repair area from getting any worse in the mean time. I ordered a few cans last week, going to do some *stop rust temporarily* stuff on my F350 while i save up money to get a gallon of POR15.
What i plan to do, is seal the rust while there is still salt on the PA roads here, then im going to strip the eastwood rust encapsulator off, POR15. After cure time going to take some 220 grit i think, to the por15 to get some good deep scuffs in it (but not through to the metal underneath), and herculine it my myself. The POR15 seals the rust to prevent further, and the bed liner to protect it. Also alot of guys in their build threads said having the floor bedlined made the ride quieter. win win!
do the ENTIRE inside when you do it, so you dont have to worry about OTHER areas rusting out and then your back to work fixing it again!
FYI those support beams suck... i took my dewalt battery powered sawzall to the JY, and cut 4 of them out from various broncos, and pieced them together to replace mine. i couldnt source a new one, but maybe i was looking in the wrong places
SOLD** 1989 Bronco XLT - 7.3 idi NA / ZF5 speed parked in storage
TOTALED by a PennDot SnowPlow** '95 f350 CC LB 4.9l / zf5 <-- grocery getter
96 F150 5.8L OBDII E4OD $400 beater