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67stang
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From: Lynn Haven FL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-23-2004 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, the engine is doing fine for now.

This question is actually about something else for once.

Today I started to undertake a task I might should have left alone. But since I don't know when I'll actually be able to afford a superduty, I need to try and keep this truck nice looking.

So I started to take care of a cancer problem behind the drivers door on my '90 extended cab. Found out 1. That area had already been repaired once, and the bondo applied was so thin a magnet still held onto the sheetmetal and 2. There was some type of foam padding behind the sheetmetal and 3.There was a bigger hole than I thought.

My question would be this:
What is the foam padding? Is it something Ford put in there from the get go? It seems that all it would do is hold moisture and enhance the rusting. I play with the idea that whoever fixed it last put it in there so they wouldn't have to use a lot of bondo, but it really doesn't look like that is the case.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 05-25-2004 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That padding may be a sound deadener. It would stop the resonation of the panel,and some road noise. The only way into the cab corner is from the inside. There would at least be marks on the screws from taking the inner panel out. Ford did a good job,though. The padding would have been adhered to the body,not just stuffed in there. I think someone did a h/a job and packed the hole shut and mudded it over.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-25-2004 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I bet someone just stuck something in to stick the bondo to.

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67stang
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From: Lynn Haven FL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-25-2004 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's adhered. I had to peel that stuff off of there with a wire wheel.

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-26-2004 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's probably expanding spray foam. I used some in my 79 F150's tail gate a couple years ago before re-painting. The bottom was like swiss cheese and I couldn't run down a solid used replacement prior to painting it. I took it down to bare metal, sprayed some epoxy primer on the inside, filled it with foam, beat the the area down a little with a ball peen hammer, layed some fiberglass over everything, then filled with some filler. Once primed and painted, it looked good. I have since found a very good original tail gate with no rust and it's still in storage - no need for it as the tail gate still looks great. It's cheesy sounding, but it is still holding up. I heard of people doing this for cab corners, so I gave it a try. So, that's my guess.

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