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Rusted bed floor?? Help to replace?


schlepper65

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I have a 2011 Ranger Supercab that I bought new in November 2011, and it has been an awesome truck, never any issues. There is no rust on the truck ... except .. the floor of the bed has several giant rust holes in it, all the way through? Not sure how/why this happened since the rest of the truck is perfect, but suffice to say, I would like to get it fixed.

I have the Ford part number for the box floor pan, and it is readily available. However, the Ford dealer won't do the work.. they say to pull off the box, take it apart, and weld in the new floor panel and re-assemble the box, was more than their body shop wanted to do. I have checked with a few other body shops, and most would not even touch the work. The one place I got an estimate from was for $2300, and they said that was a "guesstimate" since they had never done one before.

Any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem? Most places I have went to thought it very odd that just the floor pan of the box rusted out, and the rest of the bed and truck are so rust-free. Thank you!!
 




Mbrooks420

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I’d just cut the floor out of a truck at the pick and pull and just skin the floor.
 




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