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Old 08-04-2006
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new bed tie down anchors?

Does anyone know where i can get some new tie down anchors for the bed of my FX4 that would bolt in like the stock ones? I've looked all over the internet and this site and I can't seem to find any but the stake pocket ones which won't work cause I have covers over the rails. Mine bolt in with two torx bolts on each one into the sides of the bed and look something like this ---____---

problem is they are starting to look like this \___/ when I tie down my dirtbike. they start bending.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I know what you mean, i dont think they sell them....



Im trying to think of an idea, but nothing pops in my head right now...

Rocky


Tried searching on ebay, and didnt find anything, thats why i dont like to haul stuff in my truck because theres no real tiedown points....the only thing i can think of is have someone fab something up...like a piece of thick steel bolted where the stock ones are, with 2 loops....but heavy duty

Thats why i have a trailer for my quad...

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How about a different approach? There are several companies that make these and most offer improved strength at the front of the box where the wheel sits plus strong, convenient tie down points.

http://ford.off-road.com/ford/articl....jsp?id=199185
 
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I was thinking about something like that ^^ but I'm really not too thrilled about drilling holes in my bed. Plus I put my bike in sideways so the tailgate shuts. It's a lot more secure that way. I guess maybe I can go to a shop and have someone fabricate some metal brackets.
 
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ive got two metal ones from the newer models...never used them because they ended up being to wide for the spot i wanted them at...

 
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Sailboat hardware. I'm sure you could find some sort of cleat or tie down that would fit in the factory location
 
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