You can see a short video of a guy explaining these bolts. One broke and I replaced it with a carriage bolt and washer, not a big deal. The only problem I had is one of the center bed bolts stripped out and I had to grind it off. Here at Andy's Auto Sport we have a great selection of Ford F150 bed panels for you to choose from. Diameter is 16mm, thread is M16X1. When I put a socket or a box wrench on the nut and try to remove the Torx bolt either the bit snaps off or the corners of the nut get rounded off. Now using your two post lift or your group of friends, lift the bed off the truck frame while being careful to clear the fuel fill hoses.
When the wood broke or rotted away you could simply replace it with a new slat or piece of plywood. I'm not sure of the diameter. If the bolt doesn't budge within the first second or so, you better stop trying otherwise you will shatter that torx plus socket. I keep trucks long enough that it has always been a good call for fuel pump swaps or bed replacement when damaged. Thats why sometimes they do not come out. This should take about 30 minutes to complete. Rust, corrosion and fatigue can seriously damage your bed making it unsafe to use and unattractive to look at.
Has 196k Miles on motor and will go. Has 196k Miles on motor and will go. I asked one guy, so do you pull the bed bolts? I'm not sure of the diameter. The bed bolts are now of a different design as well. A design I think is somewhat silly, as the rear most bolts are likely to get snagged if you are sliding in stuff to the box. I hope this helps someone else. If you want expensive Ford replacement bolts, you will have to contact the dealer.
I've even tried 6 point sockets and the corners of the nuts still get rounded off. Pickup trucks lead a hard life. Fortunately there are replacement Ford F150 bed panels available so that you can bring back your truck's former luster and restore its functionality. Go through and see if any bolts will come out. Go through and see if any bolts will come out. I knew it would happen to me, so I bought a new set beforehand. They cost more than I would have liked, but not nearly as much as the Red Bandit Snap-On truck charges.
We go out of our way to carry every major line of Ford F150 bed panels, so that whether you are looking for a replacement Ford F150 truck bed panel or a cheap bed panel or anything in between, we've got it for you. Notes about the 2017 Superduty Bed Unfortunately, the new Superduty beds in the 2017 model year and newer are not compatible for older framed trucks. Yes, I could see how they would spin, but I had no issues tightening them up. Almost everyone with a Ford truck has at least noticed the extensive amount of rust buildup in and on the bed of a F250 through F450. A design I think is somewhat silly, as the rear most bolts are likely to get snagged if you are sliding in stuff to the box. If your truck has seen better days do not lose hope. Slightly harder to get a hold of right now but it is available.
That's why I do all my own stuff. With offerings from many of the top brand names you are sure to find the perfect Ford F150 bed panels for your application in our extensive lineup. They were rusted together pretty good. I'm just not sure what it's called. New Transmission At 90K, New Ball Joints And Control Arms, New Radiator, Replaced Manifold Bolts, New Brake Lines. I knew it would happen to me, so I bought a new set beforehand. I anti-seize all exhaust hardware and any fastener that commonly corrodes or sticks, such as bolts going into any aluminum casting.
The original nut plates are not tapped so the torx bolts are driven through at the factory to cut the threads. Rust, corrosion and fatigue can seriously damage your bed making it unsafe to use and unattractive to look at. With the body style chance of the 2017 models, those new take off beds are getting rare and the prices may have skyrocketed. Complete replacement Ford F150 bed panels are available to bring it back from the dead. Diameter is 16mm, thread is M16X1.
As you can see in the picture, the one on the left is new and the one on the right is the old one. When the wood broke or rotted away you could simply replace it with a new slat or piece of plywood. The oval section of the Ford bolts fits in the holes in the bed so they won't turn, the carriage bolts will spin in these holes. When I turn the Torx bolt the nut under the chassis turns. Lots Of Repairs Have Been Performed On This Truck. It is wider at the front of the bed, gets narrower, and slightly widens again at the rear similar to an hourglass. The main difference is the bed mounting structure and frame design.
When I turn the Torx bolt the nut under the chassis turns. The new SuperDuty frame, where the bed attaches, is not parallel to each other. I have a shortbed and i remember my bolts all being different lengths. With the body style chance of the 2017 models, those new take off beds are getting rare and the prices may have skyrocketed. Thats why sometimes they do not come out. Only other suggestion would be to get an angle grinder and cut the tops off the bolts.