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Old 01-06-2013, 06:59 PM
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Rust repair panels

Will be doing rust repair. Looking to see what experience members have had with what products. I realize that all repair panels are not made equally. Looking to use as little filler as possible in the final product.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:41 PM
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:25 PM
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if you using patch panels its more it how you cut the rust out for the proper fit. If/when you weld the panel in be care with getting the metal to hot. Once its warped its a nightmare to fix. Where I live keystone is about the only option for body panels
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:59 PM
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WHat panels are you looking for? I just put a set of FORD rockers on my 99. I think they were $30 each. Aftermarket was $60 each
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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For some panel ford will be a good option, for others like cab corners or bed repair panels, ford won't work as they only sell the entire panel. So I'm specifically looking for rust repair panel opinions.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:12 PM
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I'll say it AGAIN, WHAT PANELS?!?!?!?

If you are even THINKING about putting wheel well arches in, think again. That is the MOST cabbage patched way to fix it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:27 PM
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I think for many of us the main rust repair panels (not made by Ford) would be the do.or bottoms (inner and outer), the corners and the fenders on the bed.

So what about replacing the arches on the bed is cabbage patch? The other option is the whole bed side and that would be a pita and a waste of money. The inner fenders are the culprit, well that and the stupid foam insulation.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:45 PM
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LMC Truck. Truck Parts and Truck Accessories for Chevy, GMC, Ford and Dodge Trucks from LMCTruck.com
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:08 PM
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Lmc doesn't have rust repair panels. I only found complete panels.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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Since ford glues its panels in places, that mat be a reasonable alternative to welding some of these panels.
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