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bed rust fix help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by davestaco, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    davestaco

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    Well I have no idea how to tackle this one so I figured I would ask. I have a rust hole about the size of a quarter in the bed of my truck. heres the catch. its right above the cross support that runs horizontal with the bed. how can i fix this?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    cut out the rusted area, weld a plate in and grind it flush and paint.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    X2...or find a new bed somewhere.:D
     
  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    thats the thing its right on top of a cross support. i dont wanna cut out any supports
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    Picture?
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    standby picture on its way
     
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    Weld a plate over the hole....it's not a show truck.:D
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Not an easy fix with out a wire feed welder, if you have the tools, cut it out with a angle grinder and weld a piece in, or if you could fab up a metal patch and epoxy it in and treat the under side with a rust inhibitor. Rust is a bitch and not an easy fix.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    ya i only got a 240 stick welder and im not shur if it even works anymore...i guess ill let it ride the way it is.
     
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