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rusty cab unsure if i should repair

rampage41

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hello, i have a 01 4wd 4.0l ranger with a regular cab. it has 135k on it. the cab is rough and i wanted to see what your thoughts are. im debating if i should fix it or scrap it. i got it for $2500.

i did find a rear window leak. the underside pics are the underside of the drivers seating area. i believe if i repair the pan i need to replace some support/crossmembers with the pan.
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here is the passenger side
 

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i have definitely been considering that. i dont know if i could do it myself.
 

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thats a good thought. i am in western pa,
 

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i have an update i removed the stinky seats and flooring and scrubbed and vacummef it clean.
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i have another update. took the bed off after a local metal fabricator that came out to look at it suggested it and found the rear frame thin in more places than i took photos of. i went to 8 junk yards and not one in easter

n pa had a remotely usable ranger. i am trying to locate southern frame sections but its hard. i am definitely considering selling this to someone who has more ambition than i as the price tag on this just keeps going up. any thoughts?
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