1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Dentsides Ford Truck
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Bad idea to screw cheap china pot metal to your truck, leaves big holes/dents when you take them off. Absolutely ruins your bedsides. I used to screw crap to my bronco when i was 18, a few years later I regretted every single hole i drilled.
Use the stake pocket hole inserts from like Home Depot. NO drilling required and work better without ruining your truck, they fit right in your stake pockets
1960 F800 Super Duty Crew Cab dually pick-up, 1978 F600 superbronco, 2002 Excursion 7.3, two 1979 broncos.
yeah, Im not a fan of the LMC tie downs. I think they ruin the whole look of the truck. I like the Home Depot stake pocket tie dows, that can be removed. or something custom welded inside the bed......made out of heavy stainless.
My Trailer Special has tie-down hooks from the factory - they're much better material than LMC's crappy China re-pops. My friend put a set of LMC hooks on his truck and they turned green with oxidation within a month. At two months the chrome was pitting and falling off. It's not like he used them to tie anything down either.
Also, the factory bedside tie-down cleats have a heavy-steel backing plate that sandwitches the body-metal for strength when you actually crank down a load so you don't end up pulling a huge dent in the bedside.
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