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Old 01-13-2014, 03:55 PM
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Angry HELP: Dually bed swap????

So I have a 2000 F350 dually that had a blow-out that almost destroyed the driver side of the bed..... I'm thinking of getting a used replacement bed and doing the swap my self....

Has anyone done this at HOME?????

I have a bunch of fab tools and plenty of knowledge in auto repair and work but had never changed/swapped a full size truck bed.

If you know of a video, or DIY write up please post the link, I've been looking for 2 days with nothing that little truck bed swaps, like S10, and rangers

Thank you~

Rafa,

PS: I dont have acces to a crane nor a big tree to install a pully system, all
I have is a dual car garage where the dually wont even fit
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:22 PM
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A couple friends is all you need(atleast 4 but 6 is recommended) or some 2x2s and blocks to block to bed up.

Ive removed midsize 8 foot beds before by myself by removing the rear bumper and sliding the back and tipping the straight up in the grass (soft) on a superduty I would use something to cushion it using this method. (Most possibility for damage if not careful) or just rent a. Engine hoist for the day...
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A couple friends is all you need(atleast 4 but 6 is recommended) or some 2x2s and blocks to block to bed up.

Ive removed midsize 8 foot beds before by myself by removing the rear bumper and sliding the back and tipping the straight up in the grass (soft) on a superduty I would use something to cushion it using this method. (Most possibility for damage if not careful) or just rent a. Engine hoist for the day...
wait a minute I have and engine hoist!!!

how will this work<<?????
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:23 PM
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wait a minute I have and engine hoist!!!

how will this work<<?????
Use some scrap steel or 2x2s and build a H lift in center wood or steel should catch under bed rails if not a long chain attached to 4 corners of bed should be some videos on youtube using this method

Ive seen a few guys online remove entire body from fullsize broncos using nothing but some chain and engine hoist fully extended. Just have to get creative

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I've used a come-a-long and an H-frame I built out of 2x4s before. Just pulled under my kids' swingset and picked the bed off and then drove out from under it. Bed bolts almost always need cut/torched/ground off before hand
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