Last post on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Truck
#12 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Jan 29, 2011 (8:40 am)
Just alittle FYI, I too have a Ford F350 SD with rotting rear panels, I took my truck to a good body shop and I was told that Ford installed foam tape between the fender walls and the side panel in all their Super Duty Vehicals, This was done to provide noise reduction. The down side to this is that the foam rubber absorbs moisture and road grit into it and over time wears down the protective coatings on the metal fenders which over time causes this rust problem. So now with alittle more knowledge I am in the process of getting a new bed for my truck. I was told by the body shop to get the new bed, and power wash the hell out of the bottom side of it, Once this is done find a nice dry place to store it for a couple weeks. After the bed has dried thoroughly Spray the entire underside of the bed including the problem area I spoke of above with either a bed liner or a really good undercoating. This should seal this area and prevent the rust issue. Now if only they would fix the Slide pins on their caliper brake design so they don't sieze and cause pre-mature brake wear.
#13 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [jmshvac]
Apr 25, 2011 (3:35 pm)
I have a 2008 F250 super duty that has started rusting on the fenders and bumpers, took it to the dealer who stated my warrenty had expired by 2 months. Wrote to ford who said that it was to bad. Will never buy another ford.
#14 of 15 Re: 02 F250/350 rear fender rusting [amberbock]
Jul 26, 2012 (2:06 pm)
I have a 2007 F 350 Crew Cab Lariat with the same problem I am heading to the dealer next week who I have bought 3 previous vehicles from.
I will let you know what happens!
Sep 15, 2013 (3:42 pm)
Very frustrated. I have an 05 Super Duty and both my rear wells are almost totally gone. I wrote to Ford knowing nothing would be done but just wanted to let them know that I have currently 3 Ford trucks, one personal and 2 for my business and I am done with them. I am looking forward to receiving my Ram 1500 this week and if I can figure out what to do with this rusted out bed on my 250 I'm getting rid of it as well. Try and find a bed out there. They are around $2500 give or take and then I have to paint it or they are in need of a lot of work and are located very far away and the shipping costs are outrageous. I have no idea what to do with this piece of crap and I am so done with Ford. Body shops are telling me $2400 give or take to repair but don't recommend repairing because it will just come back. Does anyone have any legal suggestions out there.