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post #1 of 8 Old 11-04-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Oops .. bent my truck bed

Well, I should have known better. Sat a 1500lb load of tiles on a skid onto my truck bed. Typical plastic deep groove bedliner. I thought about roping up the skid so it would not slide but then thought ... no, I will go slow.

As you guessed, the entire load slammed into the front bed bending it into the cab. Any of you know or have ideas on how to bend the bed back?
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when i got my truck it was bent not too bad but still hit the cab, i just had a buddy and me sit in the bed and pull and we were able to bend it back but yours might be worse than mine
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as long as it is a white long bed thats not rusted out, i would get a new one and sell your old one to me

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my bed was bent in on my old f150 and i used a few ratchet straps from the front of the bed to the back stake holes and it worked for mine

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^ hmm, i need to try this on mine

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Thanks to all you guys suggestions ... I got it done. A buddy and I were going to go at it with C clamps and straps but I jumped up there and muscled it out. Now I have to take the back rest off the back of the cab and bend it back a bit. I guess I will do a linebacker move on it. Hope I don't break the rear window.
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thtats a good idea on the rachet strap, never thought of that before.

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