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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Sheet Metal Question

Looked in search box and did not find anything, so I figured I'd ask:

I have a '96 Bronco w/ the 351. Seems like alot of replacement sheetmetal and patch panels are availible

I need a patch panel for an area BELOW the tailgate. Odd, the bed floor is intact, and the tailgate is intact.
I have this open rotted area that seems to drop away 90 degrees (vertical) from the bed floor
In fact its so rotted I cant even be sure whats supposed to be there

Maybe in my search I am not calling it by the correct name so I am not finding it

Any leads would help, not sure if as a noob I can post a pic, but if I can I will
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 03:33 PM
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Hey red, instructions for posting pics can be found here

LMC and Bronco Graveyard both have a good selection of panels..pic would definitely be helpful.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 03:56 PM
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I believe the part you are referrencing is the rear cross sill. I didn't see them listed in LMC. Another forum suggested purchasing one for a fleetside F-150 of the same year and making it work. Some modification may be required but the idea seems logical.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 11:30 PM
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Factory (OEM/NOS) pieces are long gone. I have not seen this part reproduced by anyone. It's basically a fix-it-yourself or find a good donor.

Click HERE to visit my frame-off NOS restoration thread.

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Whats a 'fleetside' is that a stepside or a regular style?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 08:48 PM
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I have to fabricate mine for my 91, a piece of box tube and some 10 gauge would fix it right up.
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In the Search, type in "Tailgate Rust Repair. I did a write up on my repair.
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the fleetside is the pickup with the fenderwells inside the bed rather than showing on the outside.
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