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Be careful, its probably not just the bed side, but also the inner fender/bed side.
That is a separate piece from the side, and this inner liner is the other half of the issue.
Mine was really bad, rust starting to bubble the fenders.
My crossmembers were pretty rough too.
I lucked out, my neighbors kid hit my truck, and paid for 75% of a new bed.
Talk to your local body shop, they hate doing rust repair jobs and usually charge a very large amount. Also, they will not warranty any of the work on rust repair- its an industry standard (I used to work in a body shop).
A good friend of mine owns his own shop, and he strongly recommended against repairing it.
Even with his "friend" discounts, the new 2013 bed, gate, and bumper was only $500 more than the rust repairs on both sides.
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