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Old 03-29-2010, 11:04 PM
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Tips Or Tricks On Bed Removal

Im going to be taking off the bed of my 1995 f150 super cab short box this weekend. Is it just the six mounting bolts I see? Any harnesses that anyone can clue me in on I need to unplug. Going To Rhinoline the box & replace a faulty sending unit.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:11 PM
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If you do a search there's some good info on this! type in bed remove,bed removal,etc..
in the 87-96 forum.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:17 PM
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Lots of PB blaster if you live where there is road salt. Guna have to undo your filler neck for gas tank(s). Also you need to pull your tail lights and pull the bulbs and harness out from them. The one to the pass side runs under the bottom back of the bed. Hope I helped.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:36 AM
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if you're going to be rhinolining, I'd suggest welding the bed bolts to the box with a couple tack welds to help them hold them when removing the nuts or you'll risk turning the bolts in the holes in the bed. Since you're lining it, it shouldn't matter that the paint is scratched up.

My truck came apart fine once we welded the bolts in, heated them up real good, and doused them with PB blaster.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:17 AM
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^ That's a real good idea. My bolts held great, but when I put the bed back on, the weight of the bed pushed the bolts up and ripped them thru the liner.

There are two connectors around the bumper area. Prolly for the tail lights and the trailer hook up. And yeah, pretty much just the six bolts... And disconnect the fuel fillers from where the cap is. The three 7mm/10mm bolts. There's also a hose clamp holding the filler tubs to the bed underneath.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:07 PM
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that welding idea is a great idea wish i had a welder when i took my box off i had to grind every head off drop them down then grind the bottom nut off then push them back out the top what a pain in the *** that was!!
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i welded a piece of square steel to the top of the bolt and had a buddy with a wrench hold on tight while i hit it with the ol' impact. not a problem and ive done it twice now.
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I just pulled my bed off this past weekend.

It came off with no problems. Six bolts, undo the fuel filler piping, remove tailgate and unplug the wiring harness for the tail lights. Reinstalled the bolts with a generous amount of anti sieze.
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How heavy is the 8' box? I don't want to take mine all the way off. I just want to prop it up and get some blocks under it so I can get to the fuel tanks. Can one man lift one side or corner?
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I did my 6' myself. I just slid it back enough to get to the front tank.
There's some sharp edges, so get some real thick leather gloves. It really had to put some *** into it to get my bed up, off the bolt holes, and to slide it back enough to get to the fuel pump. My 6' bed wasn't THAT bad, just very awkward. When I reinstalled it, I tried just getting underneath it and "benching" it up to get the shims back in... It seemed a lot easier that way, but watch out for falling dust, dirt, and rust that WILL find it's way into your eyes.
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when i took my flareside bed off of my truck, it was heavier than expected... we did it with 3 people to be safe and ease it down just rite. if it came down to it two people could do a short box or flareside bed. not too sure about a 8 footer though. the thing that i found out was that the weight of the tailgate made the bed wana tip back when moving it around so that was why the third person was there for me(didnt feel like taking it off)
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Can i use an air impact to get the bed off or do i have to ratchet everything.
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An 8 foot bed isn't that heavy, sure was alot lighter than I expected it.

We were me and my dad to lift it off the truck and walk it down the driveway.


Thing is, is there really awkward to carry. You gotta pick 'em up around the fenders, and well my old box kind of had a lack there of.
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my question was though can i get it off with an air impact some of the bolts look hard to get to. I need look inside both tanks and see how dirty they are.
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The one of my short box parts truck all came off no problem with a wrench.

The ones on my F250, I grinded them off by the head.
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