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Rear leaf spring supports are completly rusted through. How much can i haul in the bed before i get it fixed? When i say rusted throughj i mean it! The left side has about 1cm split in it and the right is falling apart to the touch. I can see through both of them. Sucks.

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  • garyschoene May 10, 2009

    Thanks Guys. Yeah, i feel like a **** for telling my mom i couldnt haul a few bags of mulch and a 3" wide tree for her to plant today. I thought it was going to be around 500 or more dollars to fix this problem. My truck is in VERY good shape for being a 90. So far thats the only thing ive had go bad on it. Thanks again!!

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Those rear shackle mounts are a very common rust area on older ford trucks. I agree with Mcgyver, I wouldn't drive the truck much, let a lone haul anything in the bed. When it goes, the leaf spring will be resting on the underside of the bed. They aren't TOO difficult to replace if you have an air hammer and some patience. Parts all also readily available from the dealer. Shouldn't run you more then $100 or so.

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  • daniel blake Sep 28, 2011

    carpartswholesale.com $40.00 had same problem both sides.

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I WOULD NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THE BED BECAUSE IF YOU BREAK THE CAMELS BACK THEN IT WILL BE DRAGGING IN THE TIRES. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED TO REPLACE SOME STEEL ON THIS OL' TRUCK. HOPE THIS LASTS LONG ENOUGH FOR YOU TO GET HOME. BEST OF LUCK. THANKS FOR AN HONEST RATING AND FOR USING FIX-YA.

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