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post #1 of 18 Old 06-13-2007, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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bed slightly tilted, need to fix

I have a 97 F350 crew, long. It's in great shape. I'v noticed though that the bed on the passenger side is tilted (misaligned) slightly up from the cab. Maybe an 1" higher that the cab. It's visible from the back and the side. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could remedy that?
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one of my working trucks 97 350 has the same issue... but when i looked under the truck and further investigated it i found that because of all the weight we constantly load in the bed it has bent right where it sits on top of the frame.... i havnt corrected it yet but you could always add shims to lift it up

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I don't need to lift it up. The problem is that it's already lifted on the passenger side too high, i.e. the bed is an inch or so higher than the cab on the right side and the driver's side is perfectly level with the cab. So, IMHO, while it could be a bent frame (highly doubtful I think) shims won't take care of something thats already too high.
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Could it be as simple as checking the bed bolts and the cab bushings and deciding which one is causing the tilt then fixing?
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what if you shim the rear on the other side, would that twist it back to level?
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That's an idea....I'll have to look at everything tomorrow.
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I had the same problem with my 95 F350 crew cab and the cab bushing was worn out causing the cab to settle.


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I have a feeling it might be the bushing on the back right side of the cab. I'm going to take it by the local body shop tonight where I have the hookups. Let them tell me whats up.
I know it's a little thing but it bugs the crap out of me.
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I'd look at cab bushings as this was the problem with mine as well. Let us know what happened.
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Yea mines twisted up any direction you can think of

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