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Old 06-07-2007, 08:18 AM
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In search of new bed bolts.

I'm getting a new bed and some body work done to the truck. The old bed and bolts were shot! Any suggestions on finding a set of new bolts or suggestions on using alternates? I called ford and they want something like $130 for 6 bolts! There has to be something more reasonable.



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Old 06-07-2007, 10:44 AM
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McMaster-Carr has a pretty good online catalog for hardware, you might check there and see if you can find something that will work and save you a bunch of cash.
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McMaster-Carr has a pretty good online catalog for hardware, you might check there and see if you can find something that will work and save you a bunch of cash.

McMaster-Carr is great, but I am not sure they will have a true bed bolt. Might have the right shape and length in stainless. For original hardware it is hard to beat thepowerstrokeshop.com. LMC Truck would be a good aftermarket sorce.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:14 AM
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hesaintrn1, try this fastenal.com. Is there such a thing as bed bolts? Good luck.
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hesaintrn1, try this fastenal.com. Is there such a thing as bed bolts? Good luck.
Is there such a thing as bed bolts? Yes if you are dealing with someone that sells truck body parts. If you are trading with Fastenal or McMaster-Carr you will be buying carrige bolts. The trick is going to be getting carrige bolts with a "good" enough plating to hold up to the exposure. That was why I mentioned stainless in my earlier post. When we were building street truck using the 60-66 Chevy short/narrow bed platform we would use stainless to assemble the bed sides, front, fenders, and the wood floor.

For you guys that are not familar with McMaster-Carr, they are an excellent outfit to trade with. Have everything and usually ships the same day.
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The only place that I know of that carries the OEM bolts is Ford. LMC Truck and National Parts Depot do not carry them.

But, they are only grade 5 carriage head bolts, nothing special. Any bolt supplier, like Fastenal, should have or be able to order the right size & lenght for you. Just take one of the old ones in for them to measure.
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Hard to believe the price of those bed bolts. Up here the dealer wants $16 per bolt plus $6 for the nuts (with no threads). With tax that's about $25 per hole and I have eight holes for the box to be mounted. Image $200 to hold the box on. Wish I'd have never cut them off, should have just heated them up and took them out that way eh!
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Hey theSaintnr1 did you ever find the proper bolts or did you have to improvise.
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bed bolts

I to cut my bed bolts and need new one sill look for what I need to work and hold up it look's like the net is the best place to get them but to have 8 bolts ship'ed from BFE that is just to much (looking back I could kick my own a** for that on ) but will not cutting no more bed bolts unless I have to !!! u would think to get a bolt would not be this hard
and cost 125-200 for 8 bolts and nut what is the world coming to LOL
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I have found a site that has what we are both looking for this is the site Carriage & Timber bolts, Carriage bolts, Stainless steel 18-8
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Good luck on your bed bolts, though, man.
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