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kid vishus
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posted 04-24-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, I can find the stupid bolts that hold the bed on KK's Lightning, but the question is, How in the he!! do you get to them so you can get them loose? Also, once you do get to them, how do you get them loose? The two bolts clear in the back I can reach, but all they do is spin round and round.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-24-2003 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aren't they like carriage bolts? If so, it's drill time.

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67stang
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posted 04-24-2003 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or weld nuts to the head of the carriage bolts.

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kid vishus
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posted 04-25-2003 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm thinking that using a "big red wrench" on them is going to be the easiest and quickest. I'll just need to get some new bolts when I'm done.

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skips69
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posted 04-28-2003 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they are like the older trucks, then they are the carriage bolt style. I usually have to grind the heads off (being careful not to knick up the bed if you don't have a bedliner to cover your boo-boos), and knock them straight down and out with a punch and hammer. They are hardened, so takes a little time. Watch the gas tank though if it is directly underneath any..............

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MLariviere
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posted 04-28-2003 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup,carriage bolts into thin sheet metal,with corroded threads. The old Ford tradition. Don't dub with them,cut them. The bed is junk anyways,right? get a sawzall,a 12 pack of beer and a 12 pack of blades and give 'er hell.

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