Originally Posted by simrag01
This is what I initially thought when I looked at it. The welding looks very amateurish also.
it needs a frame swap. use that as a negotiating point. since the vehicle isn't safe to drive and is very close to totaled/junkyard/part out you may be able to get it for a good price. if the mileage is low enough and you can get a good enough deal on it, and the rest of the vehicle is in good shape, you may come out ahead after you are done with the frame swap and repairing the rotted components.
if you don't have the heavy duty tools or capability to do a full frame swap, then run forest run.