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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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88 Ford Bronco Bed Rust & ideas

First off, I did a search on this forum (I think) and also via Google, and I didn't see anything with pictures or with the same thoughts of repairing said rust. This isn't a build thread- just an idea thread. When I start making headway on the bronco, than maybe I'll start a build thread.

So - rust has separated the bed right at the outside edge of the frame. When I drop the tailgate, the sides move up.

So, if I can figure out how to post the pictures, I'm considering putting c-channel or tubing between the body mounts and bed, all the way to the inside of the exterior panels, and take supports up to the bed rails. This may be a temporary fix or it may be a permanent fix. And than figure out a way to tack the exterior skin to my frame.

My long term goal is to build a locking toolbox or 2 or 3 in the bed - so I figured...why not do both? Instead of replacing the floor/bed steel, I could build boxes and maybe line the boxes with 1/2" foam insulation to provide some sound/weather proofing.


As long as my framing is on top of the body mounts, I should be alright...correct?

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