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Does anyone know the dimensions of the truck bed bolts? i'm replacing my bed and dont really want to spend the $15 ea, from ford and am worried that I'm gonna break the old ones.
and does anyone know the easiest way to get out without cutting? It's torx on top, Air Impact?, and do I have to have someone hold the nut on bottom, or will the frame with those clips that the nuts are part of?
kinda a sweet deal, found a basically NEW bed, no scratches or rust AT ALL! $350. Nearly same color too. Getting spray in liner just as soon as i get it changed!
I have had my bed off several times and I just used a regular rachet. If you are from a rust-prone area, spay the bolts from the bottom with a rust solvent, let sit over night and you should have no issues.
The bit you used probably wasn't up to the challenge of an impact. You should try using a breaker bar with a cheater pipe on it to break them loose. That is, if you haven't gone chisel happy already, haha.
I used a Kobalt 3/8 Drive Torx socket. I already tried using a breaker bar, I twisted this socket already, well not this exact one, i returned it and got a new one but i figured that I was going to need a impact. I think I might need a snap-on or one of the craftsman torx bits which might be stronger to get these loose.
They are a little rusty. i live in Vermont and we use calcium chloride (road salt) a lot, and lots of people in this state don't do underbody oil coating ever so rust is usually a issue up here.