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Old 09-23-2017, 09:01 AM
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08 F350 Bed loose

Just bought an 08 F350 Supercab with 8 foot bed. When I open the tailgate and pull out the built in step and step on it the front of the bed moves up and down slightly. It looks like the cross rail that holds the bed to the frame is rust rotted. Anyone ever have this problem and how do I go about repairing it? Thank you in advance
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:26 AM
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So it seems the Crossmembers under the bed are rotted but the bed does not look that bad. Anyone remove the bed and replace the rails? Tips or suggestions? I'm ready to get my hands dirty just need some direction.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:24 AM
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General idea anytime cancer has ate away metal is to restore the lost metal. Here's a linky to a guy doing a DD bed restore on a different model Ford; you might find this thread of interest:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...de-photos.html
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bed looks good ..cross members are rotted
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I'll be replacing the cross rails under my wife's 08 F350 srw with C channel trimmed to size after I get my new to me truck goin..... hers are ate up pretty bad but not completely gone yet
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I'll be replacing the cross rails under my wife's 08 F350 srw with C channel trimmed to size after I get my new to me truck goin..... hers are ate up pretty bad but not completely gone yet

Keep the forum posted on your progress. I hope to get mine started this month.
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Keep the forum posted on your progress. I hope to get mine started this month.
Things that are not sure seem to move at a snails pace here anymore....im on a parts run for my new 02 f350 tomorrow, have to button as much up on it so I can get it out of the shop. Then load to Hattiesburg Ms and make a few rounds in the semi, hopefully be back home in a week and a half or so, so I can get the 02 titled and hopefully the performance goodies are in so I can get them installed......itll probably be mid winter before I pull the bed on my wife's truck.....

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my old truck had that issue... i was just going to cut the old ones off and weld in some square tube same diameter as the original height was.. but gave it to my brother before i got around to doing it..
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my old truck had that issue... i was just going to cut the old ones off and weld in some square tube same diameter as the original height was.. but gave it to my brother before i got around to doing it..
Has your brother made any moves to repair it? He should join the forum here!
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my old truck had that issue... i was just going to cut the old ones off and weld in some square tube same diameter as the original height was.. but gave it to my brother before i got around to doing it..
I'd thought about that approach as well
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