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Old 08-16-2009
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Advice after trying to fix somthing

Ok, sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but I couldnt really decide where to post it. Any way I tried to re-alighn the bed on my truck, because there was a huge gap on the driverside and a small one on the passenger between the bed and the cab. Well 3 broken bolts/4 bolts fused with the 3 inch lift blocks later, im kinda stuck. My plan is to call summit tomarow and order 4 new blocks and 6 new bolts (usually to me next day). Go to a dealership and get new clips as well. Might even clean it up a bit while im doing this (rust from living in michigan sucks!) So is this a good plan or what would you guys do differently. I kinda need to be up and running asap.

I know how much everyone loves pics so heres what I accomplished/ diddnt accomplish today.

Bed on the
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My neighbor that help me lift the bed off, and my GF looking not so happy after I took the bed off.
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A closeup of the rusty carnage, lol
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Old 08-22-2009
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If you intend to replace the bolt with the same things then you need to go to FORD, yes pay the price and hope they have them in stock.
I replaced my Styleside Bed with a Flareside and replaced the bolts/clips just for grins, only ones were from FORD.
If you need measurements of the bolts I can help you out, I have a set, not really good ones but I can do some measuring if needed.

Luck in the search,
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Old 08-22-2009
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Screw pics of the truck MOAR of the girl.
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Old 08-23-2009
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Well I did get the bed back on, I ended up making some bolts. They are an odd metric size, I used 7/16 for the front two, reused two of the old ones, and didnt use those clip/nut things and the last two and put half inch bolts w/ nuts on. It does the job, eventually I will look into ordering all new bolts and clips when I pull the bed back off to clean some stuff up. Until then this will do. I wont be able to get more pics, im in the doghouse as of the moment. Wasnt my fault, i didnt anticipate the bolts breaking lol (story of my life)
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