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Old 02-21-2011, 10:23 PM
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Unhappy 2001 XLT 4x4 Stepside Bed

Hello. Recently bought a 2001 XLT 4x4 and the bed seems to be tilting down. The gap between cab and bed is wider at the top of the bed than at the bottom. Also, the bed has several washers as spacers on the back 4 bed bolts, the front 2 seem to sit on the frame. Did these step sides fit that bad? Would the washers be factory? Or did someone screw somethign up along the way.....Thanks
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:35 PM
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:26 AM
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Welcome, I would like to see pics of that. Seems like maybe someone messed things up there
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:28 AM
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Question Re: 2001 XLT 4x4 Stepside Bed

I'll have to work at getting a pic. Washers as spacers are probbaly not factory then? I can't imagine both of the rear frame rails being bent down that much with no evidence of kinking. About 1 inch width of washers in the back.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:32 AM
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The washers are definately not OEM. It could be possible the previous owner lifted it that way for whatever reason, but I would definately level it out
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:27 AM
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Unhappy Re: 2001 XLT 4x4 Stepside Bed

Thanks. I'm afraid when I take them out the gap angle between the cab and the bed is goign to be even worse. Right now keeping the back elevated is taking some of the angle out....The bed seems to sit back too far too from the cab....wish I knew what they did....i dont think the back of the frame could be bent down that much, i dont see any evidence of kinking on the edges of the frame...
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:33 AM
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