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Old 09-10-2010, 01:59 PM
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Anyone need new bed bolts???

Before any of you get too happy... They are not OEM. I found a place here in Des Moines that will sell me 3-3.5 in long 1/2 diameter carriage bolts in either grade 5 or grade 8.

The only catch is I have to buy a minimum of 40pieces... I figured I would by 42 total bolts and be able to do 7 beds with them... They will not be shanked under the bolts head like fords OEM bolts but they will fit identically to the old ones you cut out. I'll probably even step up from ford's grade 5 to a grade 8 bolt????

If anyone is interested I can ship them out flat rate to you... At my cost is probably around $10... A ton cheaper than what ford wants! $100+ for 6 of the OEM bolts.
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Ford wants 100 bucks for a set of them? Thats rediculous! You might also check out NPD and LMC. Also Fastenal might have something.
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i only paid $43.50 for a set of 6 last month from ford, with the special locknuts.
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Ouch... that still hurts... I think it's rediculous what ford is charging for the bed bolts... I can get a set of 6 grade 5 non-OEM bolts for and mail them out for just under $10... I just put my bed on with them and they work great!

Only thing i didn't realize is that the two nearest to the cab are 1/2in-1in longer... Oops... had to go back and get some more longer bolts...
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there are actually 3 different size bolts. rear, center, and front.
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yeah I know... the 3.5 in fit the center and rear just fine though... Not like there are clearance problems to have to worry about any way...
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I don't have any right now, but can get some easy enough... PM me if you want some and we can get details worked out.
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From FoMoCo, the front bolts list for $21.04, the middle ones $16.50, and the rear ones $16.50...each! Multiply that out & you get $98.08 for 6 bolts-ouch!
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From FoMoCo, the front bolts list for $21.04, the middle ones $16.50, and the rear ones $16.50...each! Multiply that out & you get $98.08 for 6 bolts-ouch!
Exactly... And that is where they list... Not what ford sells them for. I can't usually mail out grade 5 carriage bolts with washers and locknuts for $20ish depending on shipping.
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From FoMoCo, the front bolts list for $21.04, the middle ones $16.50, and the rear ones $16.50...each! Multiply that out & you get $98.08 for 6 bolts-ouch!

or you can pay $43.50 for the stock bolts from a site sponsor ford dealer and have them mailed to you in 1 week.

i never tried the carrage bolts, so i don't know how they work
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or you can pay $43.50 for the stock bolts from a site sponsor ford dealer and have them mailed to you in 1 week.

i never tried the carrage bolts, so i don't know how they work
I think that is still pretty expensive for 6 bed bolds... but then again i didn't know that someone was making aftermarket stock style bed bolts... who is making them???? link please?????
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I think that is still pretty expensive for 6 bed bolds... but then again i didn't know that someone was making aftermarket stock style bed bolts... who is making them???? link please?????
that price was for 6 bolts and 8 nuts. the nuts come 4 to a package.

direct from ford parts dept.

www.partsguyed.com
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or you can pay $43.50 for the stock bolts from a site sponsor ford dealer and have them mailed to you in 1 week.

i never tried the carrage bolts, so i don't know how they work
If they sold all 6 of 'em to you for $43.50, they lost money...
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