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Frame rust problems

more info to come when i get to work.

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Make sweet love to your frame with a wire wheel or grinding disc then POR 15 the whole thing.
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Holy jesus! Just do like we do in the Navy... throw some primer/paint on it and walk away.

What's that horn looking thing in the center? (i know it's not a horn, just don't know what it is)
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Holy jesus! Just do like we do in the Navy... throw some primer/paint on it and walk away.

What's that horn looking thing in the center? (i know it's not a horn, just don't know what it is)
thats where you stick your long thing to lower the spare tire LOL
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i thought he was talking about the oil filter....that first pic kinda looked like one when i first glanced at it....i was like WTF?!?!
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and it says fram he forgot the E lol
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Make sweet love to your frame with a wire wheel or grinding disc then POR 15 the whole thing.
Cant aford por 15 but wish i could. I think im going to get rust oleum rust reformer and put a few coats on of that and then maybe put some clear on it.

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and it says fram he forgot the E lol
haha i was in a hury i had to get to work.

but yeah i was going to cut out the real bad parts and replace them with some 3/16 sheet metal. is that ok to do to the leaf spring mounts? then i was going to wire wheel it for a while and wash it off again and start painting. what do you think?
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wow that is NASTY.. This is exactly why i am going to pay the money to get the entire underside coated when i get back to the states..
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Cant aford por 15 but wish i could. I think im going to get rust oleum rust reformer and put a few coats on of that and then maybe put some clear on it.



haha i was in a hury i had to get to work.

but yeah i was going to cut out the real bad parts and replace them with some 3/16 sheet metal. is that ok to do to the leaf spring mounts? then i was going to wire wheel it for a while and wash it off again and start painting. what do you think?
I wouldn't clear it. Regular rustoleum will do just fine. As far as the leaf spring mounts, I'm pretty sure you can buy those brand new from either Ford or a parts house.
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You could buy/rent one of those portable sandblasters. I think Northern Tool or someone has one. It's the same idea as box one except you don't reclaim the abrasive medium...so you can just spray it down. Maybe you could have it hauled to a body shop and they could do it for cheaper.
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i think i am just going to wire wheel it cut out the bad parts and weld in some new metal and spray it agian with the power washer. then put a couple coats of the rustoleum rust reformer on it and maybe just spray a new coat of cheep paint on each year. but i will have to do something about under the cab to.
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well got some of the paint on might still do another coat. but i still have to replace the parts that i cut off.
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well got some of the paint on might still do another coat. but i still have to replace the parts that i cut off.


Hate to burst your bubble...that **** sucks.
I used it on flash rusted parts....within a day rust began to show through.


Best thing would've been a large tarp...and sand blast it.
Tarp so you can sweep up and sift and reuse the sand.
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did you put a top coat of paint on it because thats what im going to do. and then if i need to i will paint it every year.
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how much is a can of that stuff? im guessing for another $15 you could have gotten a quart of POR-15
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damn....was your truck on the Titanic?
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Dang, that sucks dude about the rust
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That sucks but I know how you feel living in the north east isnt the easiest on trucks from sand and salt.
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how much is a can of that stuff? im guessing for another $15 you could have gotten a quart of POR-15
yeah i guess i could have but ow well its already painted. but would a quart have covered all of that?

I hate it when i get something done and then think of a better way of doing it.

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Dude if I were you Id totally pick up a can of brushable OIL based black paint and shlop it on the frame and everywhere with a paint brush. It is SOOOO much thicker and dries Very hard. You can even paint it on with the rust. Just make sure the loose scale/rust is brushed off. You can do like 15 coats if you really wanted to and it would last forever. Way better than spraypaint, trust me. Fleet farm has the stuff in the paint section its in a red can its supposed to be "rust preventative" and its $8 a (quart) whatever the little can is.
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well its been paited for over 4 months now and it holding up pretty good except for a few rock chips. we will see how it looks after winter and see if the salt eats it up.
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Yeah salt will DESTROY that stuff. I undercoated my truck right after I bought it (little over 2 years ago) and that winter it was all blasted off. But even still, any protection is better than bare metal!
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I find it kinda upsetting that when I glance thru a lot of the frame/rust related threads that so many people want to defend ford siting owner neglect for not cleaning the under carriage,while this does play a major role so does quality,I live in rust hell,right on the chesapeake bay and none of my vehicles that are decades older have had rot like my 2001 ranger does,the whole truck seems flimsy to me,seems like quality was job none on these things,I love my old fords and have drove them my whole life,this 2001 ranger is a major disapointment
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RUST on Ford Ranger

Hit it w/a Wire Brush then Hit it w/some "Chassis Saver Paint Gloss" UCP99-01 Heavy Duty High Build Jet Black or Gloss Black. Pretty sure the DOT uses it on their trucks. I used it on my Ranger frame after using a wire brush -- you can checkout the pic. 1 gallon will run you about $122 but it's good stuff. You can undercoat your truck as well as needed.
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