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Removing the tray/bed for fuel/gas tank work

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Currently working on problem with my fuel tank fill hose and it appear for ease of replacement it would good to take the bed/tray off to do the work. I also have chassis bushes to do so can do two items at once.

I have never taken the bed off before so thinking this looks simple? Disconnect brakes lights, indicators etc, then remove bolts for bed? Anything I am missing?

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Don't forget to remove the 4 screws attaching the fuel fill tube to the bed.
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Yep, pretty straight forward. I use an engine hoist and a length of timber placed under the inside lip of the bed to lift.
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So it is just the screws to the chassis from the bed and the fuel filler tubes and then rear lights?
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Yup, that's it. Something to keep in mind, though. The gas tank ONLY will come out from the bottom. Taking the bed off doesn't make it any easier. Another thing. There are NO body bushings under the bed. It bolts directly to the frame, so there's no need to remove it for that reason either. Spring bushings aren't that hard to replace with the bed on either. You have to remove the spring anyway to get the bushings, so you just work on the spring away from the truck.

BUT, ...if you have your heart set on removing the bed, by all means, go for it. It's a great time to get some cleaning and painting done on the chassis.
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