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Pull the bed off?

i am getting ready to order the strictly diesel hutch kit. i noticed most people pull the tank. is there a reason why no one slides the bed back? it seems like it would be easier but??

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i always wonder that my self, the ford beds are easy to remove, a couple bolts on the rear bumper, the bed bolts(torx bolts), wirings harness, and filler neck, and you could slide it back easily. or get a buddy and complete remove it.

every time i end up dropping a tank its a PITA to get it back in position, especially if there is fuel still in it.

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If you have 3 friends with you then unbolt the bed and lift it off, or you can do what I did and unbolt the bed (leave the rear two bolts in, just loosen them), then use a floor jack and a piece of 4x4 to jack the front of the bed up so that you have access to the tank!


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I like that. Does it give plenty of room to get the pickup out?

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I dropped my tank. It wasn't that bad. However, getting it back in by myself was fun. I recommend having an extra set of hands to help.

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I like that. Does it give plenty of room to get the pickup out?
Yes, this is how I accessed the tank to remove the sending unit to do the Harpoon mod. I highly suggest doing this mod also!

And you can pull out the pickup without having to unhook the fuel lines!

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i pulled the bed cause i have a forklift,its only 6 torx bolts 3 little screws and 2 elec plugs with a total time of 45 mins including having a beer.
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