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sparky


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posted December 08, 2002 08:28 AM

Truck Bed

I'm getting ready to remove a truck bed from a REPU in a junk yard. If anyone has done this before please reply. How long should it take? Also, is there any thing else other than electrical and the frame bolts I need to be concerned about. Also, let me know if anyone want's a truck bed. It has no rust and needs body work for the tail lights and a small dent on the driver side rear. Thanks, Sparky

       
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repuguru


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posted December 09, 2002 07:37 PM

Take a boxed end ,13/16 ,12 point wrench. With a tilt on the boxed end. It will make reaching the top of the bolts used to secure the bed easy.
WD-40 or your favorite rust breaker/lubricant is a good thing to have also. Use it first on all the bolts.
The evaporative tank will have to be disconnected.
Take a friend because you'll have to lift the bed strait up and over the frame to clear the heat shield bolted to the bottom of the bed. It's much easier to save the bolts that hold the shield in place if you can work on them from above. Rather than break them off from below. Most I have encounter tend to bond to the bed rather well, so a little care to remove them whole is sometimes needed.

       
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jfaplanet


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posted December 10, 2002 11:59 AM

Bed Removal

Something the "GURU" failed to mention, carry a good pair of gloves for lifting the bed off. The lip of the fender well is very sharp. Good luck.
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sparky


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posted December 10, 2002 07:01 PM

Thanks guys,
I had no problem with the bed. THanks for the input. It was a piece of cake. I'll be ready to sell my old bed beginning of next year. I'll post it in the parts section of the website. Thanks for the help, Sparky.

       
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