Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:09 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default How to install U bolt Anchor Points

Are your stock anchor points not good enough? do you want more? then do this mod!

Cost: $7

Materials Needed:
Power Drill
Several size drill bits inclduing one that matches the bolt size
Pencil
Tape Measure
Extra Nuts (recommended) (6 bolts per u bolt )
U bolts (or eye bolts or whatever you want to use)
Loctite
1 Hour or less


Okay first you need to decide where you want to place your new anchor points and then look under your bed and make sure ur not going to drill into anything important! (like the gas tank fill tube) then decide size and etc.



Do your measurements and use a pencil to mark your drilling points.


start drilling! ONLY DO ONE HOLE AT A TIME! ( i used small 3 drill bits, from small to large) place ur u bolt and eyeball ur drill point to make sure its still good.



if when you make that 2nd hole it does not slide easily just take your drill in the hole and drill the side out a little bit more.

then go under your bed and put the metal plate that should come with your u bolt against the wall (not needed but recommended) and add 2 more bolts per side. and dont forget to apply the loctite or you will lose your bolts someday. after just two days of driving one was already loose and that was when i decided to add loctite



this should be your final result.



Theres really 4 anchor points but you cant see the back two bolts.

one reason i did this mod is cuz my ice chest is lower than my stock anchor points. this solves it. (among tons of other reasons!)
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts

Last edited by HazardousRanger; 04-05-2011 at 06:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:13 PM
MTman777 MTman777 is offline
Back in black (kinda)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,276
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

howd that go today?
__________________
00 Ford F-250...5.4L with some goodies, 4x4, Auto out of a 7.3 powerstroke w/ stage 2 TC , Crew Cab, Burnt orange, 35x12.5 MT Baja ATZ's on 20x10 Motometals, Pioneer Deck, Scanguage, Magnaflow exhaust, LED signal tow mirrors, and a Hidden hitch gooseneck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:15 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

good im frusted with tractor supply i had to get my last two bolts special ordered wtf and one of them i got back was A)bent B) the nut doesnt lock like it should it just keeps going past tread so they had to special order another one -_- (so i only have 3 installed)
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:17 PM
MTman777 MTman777 is offline
Back in black (kinda)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,276
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

suck!.. lol.. well at least its all ready to just bolt in..
__________________
00 Ford F-250...5.4L with some goodies, 4x4, Auto out of a 7.3 powerstroke w/ stage 2 TC , Crew Cab, Burnt orange, 35x12.5 MT Baja ATZ's on 20x10 Motometals, Pioneer Deck, Scanguage, Magnaflow exhaust, LED signal tow mirrors, and a Hidden hitch gooseneck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:21 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

yeah ill be done in 2 mins when i get it tmw lol
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:23 PM
MTman777 MTman777 is offline
Back in black (kinda)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,276
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

cool beans.. i just put a new 7 prong rv plug on the tahoe today and cleaned up the inside a little.. the stealership did a horrible job of detailing it out..
__________________
00 Ford F-250...5.4L with some goodies, 4x4, Auto out of a 7.3 powerstroke w/ stage 2 TC , Crew Cab, Burnt orange, 35x12.5 MT Baja ATZ's on 20x10 Motometals, Pioneer Deck, Scanguage, Magnaflow exhaust, LED signal tow mirrors, and a Hidden hitch gooseneck
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:44 PM
wintermute wintermute is offline
'03 Edge 4x4
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 242
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

Looks good. Easy and inexpensive! I suppose that if you're extra paranoid about the nuts backing off, you could drill a hole through the bolt ends and use a cotter pin to secure the nuts on the outside.
__________________
2003 Edge 4x4 Sonic Blue 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 4.10 LSD, 4-door Supercab
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:47 PM
buggman buggman is offline
Do not touch the trim!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,018
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

Hmmmm, that mod looks familiar...
__________________
'96 XLT, 4.0L, 4x4 Auto, Super Cab, K&N Filter, Dual Exhaust, 200a Alt, Clear Corners, BUGGMAN LED's, Expo Power Seats & Console, LED modded '01 Tails

Need LED's? Send me a PM
LINKS... Click 'em - - -> BUGGMAN PICS - - -BUGGMAN'S YouTube Channel - - -BUGGMAN'S FaceBook
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:48 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

ud beed a helluva small bit for that haha (at least in my case) ill update the price i didnt think about that lol

thats a great idea though ^^

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by buggman View Post
Hmmmm, that mod looks familiar...

haha u did give me that push i needed to offically do it!
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:57 PM
buggman buggman is offline
Do not touch the trim!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,018
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

I used 2 nuts, lock washers between & locktite on my U bolt setup.
I pity the fool who tries to get them off.

__________________
'96 XLT, 4.0L, 4x4 Auto, Super Cab, K&N Filter, Dual Exhaust, 200a Alt, Clear Corners, BUGGMAN LED's, Expo Power Seats & Console, LED modded '01 Tails

Need LED's? Send me a PM
LINKS... Click 'em - - -> BUGGMAN PICS - - -BUGGMAN'S YouTube Channel - - -BUGGMAN'S FaceBook
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-03-2011, 10:01 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

i have loctite somewhere but i was thinking id wait a few days before applying it and lock washers..?

----------

[QUOTE=buggman;378157] I used 2 nuts, lock washers between & locktite on my U bolt setup.
I pity the fool who tries to get them off.

[QUOTE]

another reason why i did this.. better place to lock my bike up to cuz the stock points are sooo easy to remove lol
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-04-2011, 11:15 PM
YourCaptain YourCaptain is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 14
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

Did it a little different. 4 Pack of these for $8 then nuts and bolts for about $3. Very Happy with results.

__________________
2006 Ford Ranger 4WD SuperCab 2dr Sport 4.0 6cyl
Manual Transmission
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-05-2011, 07:05 AM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

looks good man
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-25-2011, 09:23 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
Hazardous to Your Health!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9,995
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

RESULTS: they work GREAT!!!! despity the body being pretty thin. VERY solid and very useful! ask any of the nor cal guys i have abused the points, used it to lock up stuff, strapped things down until i couldnt physically ratchet anymore and they never budged
__________________
Ford Ranger Edge Supercab, 2004 3.0 Auto, 2WD, 4.10 Axle 31x10.5x15 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's


My Truck Is My Mountain Bike's Ride!

Class III hitch, Rhino Bedliner, Almost Maxed T-Bar Crank, Tuff Country Add A Leaf, Custom Low Anchor Points, OEM ('99) Tow Hooks, Pro Comp Offroad Lights , Mustang Dome Light, Clear Corners, Slim Toolbox, Blinker Mod,Cargo Brake Light Mod,Expo Lighted Visors, Ultra Silverstar heads/fogs, Fog/high mod, Reverse/switched lights, Bike Fork Mounts
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-12-2011, 12:13 AM
Fightinirish157 Fightinirish157 is offline
Fightin' Irish
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 818
Send a message via AIM to Fightinirish157
Default Re: How to install U bolt Anchor Points

I think this is one of the mods I will do soon, I need to get my radio bezel and radio done, then this is next if I ever find u-bolts that are not 5 bucks a fucking piece.
__________________
2000 Extended Cab XLT 2WD
3.0 V6 Flex Fuel...Pioneer Deck w/ Pink LCD screen....Mustang Dome with LEDs Thanks BuggMan!
Needs installed:Explorer OHC with Green LEDs

Quote:
Originally Posted by pooleo View Post
A womans butt is like a 9v battery, you know you shouldn't, but eventually you'll stick your tongue on it!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom lower in bed anchor points! (where are yours?) HazardousRanger Exterior Tech 6 03-31-2011 09:11 PM
Bed Anchor Points? spudkilla224 Exterior Tech 4 02-15-2011 09:58 PM
any grease lube points on my 2010 2010 General Tech 4 11-29-2010 06:46 PM
Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt dixie_boysles 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 7 07-13-2010 09:10 AM
Belt install - is this the right bolt? cali2ia 3.0 Vulcan Tech 11 12-12-2009 07:46 PM