As some of you know I've been plowing through some issues with my '98. It's gettin up there on miles (almost 200k) and it has seen its fair share of getting beat around. It's also a northern truck, and sees salt every winter. I have been trying my best to keep it held together, but last month when I got my clutch replaced, the shop noticed quite a large hole in my frame. So I took the bed off to get a better look, and that was pretty disastrous. Broke a couple bolts off trying to get the bed off, and what I saw once I got it off wasn't pretty. Blew a brake line out last night, and the starter fried. So had to get the truck towed an hour home. So I called a welder I know over to take a look at things, to get an estimate of prices. The rust hole is right where the 2 pieces of the bed connect, behind the gas tank, and right next to the front leaf hanger. He couldn't get me a direct estimate, because he would have to do quite a bit of work. Does anyone have any experiences getting frames fixed and what price range I could be looking at? Sadly it looks like I'll be riding my bike to work for the rest of the summer / fall, and riding the bus on crummy days since it sounds like its gonna be quite a bit of money to fix.