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Old 08-29-2013, 06:28 AM
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Mine was a pain in the butt. I had one bolt break but was lucky enough to get it out. I only used an impact at the end to tighten down. A breaker bar and good socket set did the trick for me with lots if pb blaster and wd. Also take your time pulling the bolts out I had two bolts that were almost rusted through.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:28 PM
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My bed bolts werent stainless steel...they were rusty sobs!!
Yes use a torch...preferably a map gas torch...gets hotter faster...

Look for my thread in the Howto section "body lift prep and tips"
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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Oh yeah I heated every bolt no matter what just incase. It made life a lot easier
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:06 PM
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I just pulled my bed off to put on a flatbed. The truck has 227k+ miles on it, and the front support on the bed, and the front of the floor were GONE.

I used a 6ft section of exhaust pipe for leverage, and still broke a socket, and a ratchet getting the bolts out. However, with some oil, some beating with a hammer, and lots of force, they all came out without breaking.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:06 AM
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Just an update. I got my cab installed no problems with heat and the impact. I broke em loose with a breaker bar then hammered em out. The bed was a different story. The 2 bolts up front were rusted and on side of the bed had a hole in it. One of those broke and one of the 4 back ones broke. I got the clip off and got em out. Now finally after 4 days straight of cleaning sanding welding and painting im about to put it back together. And its in WAY better shape than before.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:15 AM
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Wow sounds like you went all out and made it work great. Got any pics to post of your process?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:07 AM
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Wow sounds like you went all out and made it work great. Got any pics to post of your process?
Ive got tons of pics. Ill post em up later
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:15 AM
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Look in the project logs. I just posted a thread with all the pics!
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