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Bed Liner Mystery (to me)

My '03 XLT has a Ford Bedliner because it says Ford on it so it must be a Ford bedliner. Well there are lots of indentations and grooves and flat spots. I can see a couple are for 2 X 4's --what are all the rest for? Is there a diagram someplace?

I tried Google and can't get a search combination that coughs up anything except prices/ how to install etc.
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can you put a pic up of the bedliner
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They just put those in there so you can divide the bed up with pieces of wood and such and make "platforms" so to speak to haul stuff. It's still just a water trap/rust creator. When I got my Line-X done I needed rid of my bedliner quickly so I put an ad on Craigslist for a free Ranger bedliner, come & get it. Some guy showed up the next day with this old dilapidated '94. The bed was in such bad shape already the bedliner actually probably helped hold it together...haha
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id get rid of the drop in for a spray in...hate to see what your bed looks like under the liner
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The drop in liner won't do anything bad to the inside of his bed since he's in CA. Probably dirty under there but rusty? Doubtful.
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the ford factory ones are actually the best ones. i pulled them off early 90s rangers at the JY where the bed was completely solid and untouched underneath.

drop in liner always get a bad name because of the cheap aftermarket ones that ruin your bed. like the protecta one i had that trapped leaves and stuff under it and ruined my bed.

obviously a spray it much better though so there is no chance or damage. when i got rid of my protecta one i put it in the for free section of craigslist and someone picked it up the next day.
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well im used to the PA weather and i know my grandpas 98 ranger looks pretty crappy under the liner...damn napa bed liners
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Mine always has stuff under, but I take it out and clean the box out, still looks like new.
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I agree with the above comments except the drop in will protect the side walls when your young son carts a loose transmission around and it slides over in a turn and the main shaft hits. Maybe a spray-on with a drop in on top would cover all the bases?

I'll be lifting it for a look before too long. I once bot a P/U with a homemade wooden liner - not good.

Anyway from the pics you can see the "V" grooves, flat spot on the floor(2 of em), tail gate pattern. The 2x4 fits perfectly in that pocket - the only thing/pocket that snugly fits anything. The transverse distance between the "V" grooves is 42" to 48" and they slant toward the center of the bed. Can't imagine what for. Why would anyone want to cut something to fit that?

Designer must have had something specific in mind.
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Hey thats the same liner I have.
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I have a factory drop in liner. The ones that go under the rails. I pulled the liner just to see what was under there and not a single area of rust or moisture. Just a **** load of scratches where the liner lays and very little dirt.

My bed liner is very similar to yours besides the V grooves, I don't know what you would put in those.
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My tailgate liner also has 4 of those cup holder thingies. Pretty cool for when I have a bbq in the middle of nowhere. lol. I spray-lined the bed and continue using the bedliner, since I live in a rust-free zone. It works better for me that way.
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Are the flat spots shown in picture 3 above not where the bed bolts can be put through to hold the liner down tight
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^i guess thats a possibility never though about that
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# 2 Son was over today and thot the wedge shaped grooves at the front were for if you had a toolbox then rain water would wash out the grooves and not get dammed up at the bottom corner of and along the side of the box.

We concluded the tailgate was designed for tailgate parties. There's a plain cup holder plus a holder for a cup with a handle attached near the bottom of the cup and a lipstick holder. Also a flat spot for hot sandwiches that you can pick up with a spatula.

I tested the cup holder with 2 cups and they did not fit. He suggested I merely buy a different cup. Damn kids sure know how to spend money.
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i like the spray in bed liners.. i have a rubber maid container back there and it doesnt slid around at all. i had a drop in bed liner and everything would slide toward the tail gate and hear a loud boom when it hit it.
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I was thinking about this the other day, like hmm i wonder wtf.
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i know those cup holder spots holds beer cans pretty nice lol
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Lifted the bed liner floor up and looked with a flashlight. Just dust and small scratches - no water damage.

Ahhh California.
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thats good
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I have a factory drop in liner. The ones that go under the rails. I pulled the liner just to see what was under there and not a single area of rust or moisture. Just a **** load of scratches where the liner lays and very little dirt.
Same here. Personally, I wouldn't touch a spray-in liner if they used liquid gold. I can see why so many people prefer them though, but I'm fine with my original factory drop-in.
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My bedliner is very similar. I have a steppy bed so it's a little narrower. I always used 2x6" for the vertical slats to divide the bed into 3 parts and just today I noticed the two slats that you showed with 2x4's to stack plywood. Though not sure why they are on my bed since I can't haul a standard size piece of plywood I definitely could have used the 2x4 slats for projects. Old *** thread but I was searching all over google before finding this on what exactly the indentations were for.

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