Makeshift fix of rotting pickup bed

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InlinePaul
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Makeshift fix of rotting pickup bed

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:31 pm

Did the repair yesterday. Should hold for a while anyway. Bed
rests on cross member so my repair is mainly to keep it from
lifting on bumps. Still need to brace it further as some flex at
sides of floor at front due to rotted out front bed cross member.
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Subject truck is 2001 Ranger 2.3L DOHC 16-valve four cylinder.
Stick shiftin since '77
theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

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InlinePaul
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Re: Makeshift fix of rotting pickup bed

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:36 pm

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Stick shiftin since '77
theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

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InlinePaul
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Re: Makeshift fix of rotting pickup bed

Postby InlinePaul » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:49 pm

Bed was still flexing along the floor welds and bouncing down on bumps, so I had to beef it up--Hillbilly style:
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Bed is rock solid now!
Stick shiftin since '77
theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

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Re: Makeshift fix of rotting pickup bed

Postby jessican » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:53 am

great job done.


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