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So I went out and looked at the replacement bed I have. It is also a 6-bolt bed. 

At least for my immediate needs there will be no issue.

But I am still curious about the 8-bolt beds.

Also, in addition to the 6 bed bolts, are there any other bolts I need to remove for the bed to come off? I am leaving the tool box in, and the aux fuel tank is already completely removed. I also have removed the wiring.


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the wiring should have a connector plug by the rear crossmember. fuel filler neck. that should be it!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kychevyguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 4:30AM
That's pretty much it. The bed is not too heavy either. I was able to slide mine onto my homemade wooden "truss cart" by myself. I just had to remove the rear tires and it slid right off.
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Update:

So I purchased a cut off tool (went with an Ingersoll Rand model off Amazon, $54). Got the compressor out and started cutting the bolt head.

After an hour of cutting (really about 15 minutes of cutting, with air compressor recharge time), I got it out.

I had to cut the head into sections, cut a section out of the bed, then pull the bolt up and keep cutting on the square shank of the bolt.

It did work. The IR Cut Off Tool is very, very nice and not too loud. It is super air hungry though.

My 25 gal 1.6HP electric (dual stage) Craftsman Professional compressor could not even begin to keep up with it. I would cut for a minute or two, then I was taking a break to let it recharge.

I got 1 of the 3 bolts out. I started cutting into the head of the 2nd, but rain came and it shut the project down (it was late in the afternoon anyway, had a really late start as I was completing an essay paper for my Air Command and Staff College course).

The two remaining bolts are in the front of the bed, so access will be a little more difficult, but the same methodology will work.

Other than that, I have all the other stuff unhooked!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 4:54AM
...and the rear bumper. You will strain and curse like never before trying to clear the wheels and rear bumper sliding it off by yourself. While relatively light, the lower portions will snag every conceivable object they can.
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Rear bumper is off, that was destroyed by the drunk driver.

I had been considering the 4x8 trailer from HF as a trailer to haul this off, and later on haul a frame and a body to be dipped (Laura's 73 Sport when we start doing a frame-off on it).

Just take the bed, load it onto the trailer and be done with it.

After we get the aux tank holes cut, that is...
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Scott, Any updates? I still have those overload springs that I wont be using. I also have the complete twin I beam front end with the factory power steering box free to good home...
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Is that power steering box for only 2wd?
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Originally posted by 67gt5003119 67gt5003119 wrote:

Is that power steering box for only 2wd?
 
I don't know if Ford used the same box for the 4wd trucks...somebody on here should know.
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Originally posted by kychevyguy kychevyguy wrote:

I don't know if Ford used the same box for the 4wd trucks...somebody on here should know.
Yes, they both use the same box.
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