Not sure of the part name, but it is the piece where the battery sets. It has rusted through and needs replacing or a piece welded in. You all know of any junk yards or parts places where I could maybe get the part around Las Cruces?
It's called a battery tray. I recently purchased one for my 75 F 150 from LMCTruck.com for about $18. I looked around the junk yards here and Albuquerque and the ones that I did find were in as bad a shape as mine. LMC Truck has just about anything you could need. It was delivered to me in a couple of days. Check out the website. You can order on-line and also request a free catalog.
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Thanks for the info. I also need the part that goes over the wheel on the inside. I was hoping I might find an old Ford truck in a junk yard for my year and pull the part. I'll have to look around, but I can go to LMC and order one if I have to.