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I have extensive rust issues/holes...should I pull the cab for repairs?
I just bought a 96 F350 Powerstroke 5 speed, with extensive rust issues...
I plan on pulling the totally wrecked bed and replacing it by the end of the summer with a flat bed. I figure with the bed off already, it wouldn't be too much work to pull the cab and fix the rust issues (cab corner, major rust on the underbody sheetmetal right next to the front body mounts) and would allow me to strip the rear 3/4 of the frame and repaint it all as well as clean up the axles and suspension. Is it a drawn-out task to remove the cab? any complications/troubles with reinstallation? will everything be easier to line up while it's bolted down? I may also brace/plate the frame while it's pulled apart, because the rust has taken away an awful lot of metal in places...
If it makes any difference, this is a single cab truck.