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Is this hole supposed to be here?

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:23 PM
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Is this hole supposed to be here?

i found this hole in my frame today. is it supposed to be there? and how would you fix it? it is right behind the right front rear spring hanger, 95 f 350 4x4
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:36 PM
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It's called rust. A good cleaning would help you spot any more holes and show the extent of the damage. The frame looks like it would be thin behind the spring mount. Any repairs should involve spring mount removal. While you're checking both sides, also look a rear spring shackle mount and rear upper shock mounts. You might be looking at a frame "transplant" In some states that would not pass dmv inspection.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:56 PM
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well i am replacing both the right rear spring mounts already. and the left rear front spring mount. the rear of the frame looks better
 

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Wow, I live deep in the rust belt, and never seen a hole clean through a frame like that!
 
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i think the truck was parked in a field at some point. the guy i got it from said he got it from an old farmer.
 
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clean it up and patch.
 
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I would get rid of it. That's just me though.If you have one you might have others.
 
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I would be powerwashing the frame REALLY good and going over the entire thing with a fine tooth comb. Then reevaluate the entire truck, weather to try and fix or scrap.

I am sure if there is rot there(not a typical spot) the normal spots are going to be really bad
 

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