Frame rusted through
Didn't know where else to put this issue. Just noticed the other day that the frame has rusted through (hole about the size of a golfball) in the area behind the driver's side rear wheel of my '98 Ranger 4x4. Don't know why I'm just now noticing this, just sorta snuck up on me. Baffled and bummed because the truck is only 13 yrs. old. My questions:
Just how much of a problem do I have?
Is there a way to stop the spread?
Is there a way to reinforce the area by maybe welding pieces of steel in, or should I even bother?