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so i was working on my truck and i was using a drill very carefully to see how bad the bondo was covering up rust and i saw this
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what would be the best way to fix the rust on the door and the cab and how quickly should i get it repaired
 


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Best way is to cut out all the rust and repair with new metal or a donor part. Bondo works if you eliminate ALL of the rust AND you know what you are doing. You can see the previous job wasn't sanded properly.... kind of doesn't look like they sanded it at all honestly lol. How quickly doesn't really matter now. If this is a 1986 then it hasn't hurt it the past 30+ years lol
 

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Easy fix for the door would be to just watch for better doors.

Open the door and look at the pocket behind the door. Also crawl underneath and look up at the cab corner from the bottom. You might need to just find better cab corners off of a different truck.
 

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Easy fix for the door would be to just watch for better doors.

Open the door and look at the pocket behind the door. Also crawl underneath and look up at the cab corner from the bottom. You might need to just find better cab corners off of a different truck.
i think i just need a whole new cab because the floor is also rusted out and so is where you said, and the fenders and core support are also covered in rust but the frame is perfectly fine
 

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That is the thing with older Rangers, the frames generally outlive the sheetmetal. Newer trucks seem to be the other way around.

I am about done fixing my floorpan/torque box. Gotta do the cab corners yet. :cautious:
 

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Cut it up, cage it, and turn it into something fun
 

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That's what I ended up doing to my 88 Trans Am, once I determined 80% of the floor was toast and it needed rocker panels and a pass rear quarter it made the decision to turn it into a straight up race car a no brainer
 

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That's what I ended up doing to my 88 Trans Am, once I determined 80% of the floor was toast and it needed rocker panels and a pass rear quarter it made the decision to turn it into a straight up race car a no brainer
well rust is natural weight reduction
 

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It isn't a wieght reduction until you knock the rust off. It actually weighs more.
 

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It isn't a wieght reduction until you knock the rust off. It actually weighs more.
most of the rust on the floor was patched up with aluminium, silicone, and self tappers that are keeping in the heat so there isn't a hole in the floor and that is the doing of the previous owner
 

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