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Old 02-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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I cut out my front stake pockets and installed my backrack, on the passenger side the rear of the rail plate sits flush with the plastic bed cap, however my driver side isnít sitting as flush,

Iím wondering if this is normal due to the stupid design of the ridges on the plastic bed caps, attached a couple of photos,

Anyone have one installed on a 2015+ F150?

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:35 PM
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Plastic ridge Iím talking about attached below.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:42 PM
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I just installed mine yesterday. Both sides fit flush. But I have the 6.5 box so I only had to pop out the inserts that cover the hole. No cutting involved.
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Yea yours is different with the caps, I believe the ridges end around the cap area allowing your spacer plate to sit flat, need to see someone with a 5.5 bed.
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I would say the bolt is probably leaning in a tad on the one not sitting flush. I had a similar issue using the tonneau adapter plate, which I re adjusted. The toolbox mount uses a type of filler plate that holds the bolt in position and prevents it from tilting. The 6.5 beds use a metal filler plate that helps hold the bolt in place easier when tightening it.
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This install has that same plate, but it comes with a foam pad you stick on the front of it to get the rack to tilt back from the cab.

Maybe I wasnít suppose to install it on a 5.5 bed because of the ridges? The instructions didnít say, I contacted backrack and Iím still waiting for a response.
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This plate, see on the long beds with the caps no ridges are present and it sits flush, on my bed the ridges run right to the stake pocket.

I wonder if the solution is to place the spacer over the plastic rail, trace it out and cut it so it sits flush on the metal.

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This plate, see on the long beds with the caps no ridges are present and it sits flush, on my bed the ridges run right to the stake pocket.

I wonder if the solution is to place the spacer over the plastic rail, trace it out and cut it so it sits flush on the metal.
I don't think you use the spacer plate if the ridges go all the way back.
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I wish the instructions mentioned that, I still would rather have it on there as itís another point that prevents forward movement on the rack,

If thatís the case Iíll put some 3M foam tape underneath and cut the plastic so it sits flush on the metal bed rail.
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Answer from Backrack, you do use the spacer plate on the short bed but you just need to cut out more plastic,

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