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Old 11-13-2008, 07:05 PM
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How to remove the bed

Does anybody know how involved it is to remove the bed on a 2007 F-250? A friend of mine just picked up the truck and some dumb arse that owned it before removed the cab vents to put a sub box in and just glued some kind of rubber floor mat crap over the holes. They're leaking water now, so he ordered the vents from Ford. I'm almost sure the bed will have to be unbolted and scooted back a few inches to get the clearance to install them, but I've never removed a bed on a Super Duty.

Anybody got any tips?
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:42 PM
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subscribing... cause i'll be the next "dumb arse" that moves the bed back to remove the vents to install a sub box.... not sure what i want to do to seal off the vents though...
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:03 PM
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The dumb arse act I was referring to was using dry rotted rubber floor mats to block the hole.

You don't need to remove the vents, though. Just relief the back of the box by cutting a 3x6" hole for each vent and then cutting a piece of MDF a little bigger to go inside the box to block the hole and screw it from the back. You only need about 5/8" of clearance for the vents. Just the 3/4" thickness of the box is enough to let it sit flat against the back of the cab. It's not a good idea to remove the vents. It's hard on the door seals and makes the doors hard to shut.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:06 AM
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Unbolt the bed bolts. I don't remember the torx head side. Un plug the tail lights. Unhook the fuel filler tube. Get a couple of buddies and lift the bed and slide it back.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:45 AM
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T 50

the torx bit size is T50. there are located behind bumper two plugs for the tailights easier to get to if you remove the tailgate. I went to sears and bought the best bit I could and had a friend hold it straight while I broke them loose with a breaker bar.also it helps to spray them from top and bottom with penetrating oil.then you can use an impact to remove them to speed things up this is also a good to do any in tank mods, although I have a 2001 and Im not sure about the 6.0 as far as fuel system mods. hope this helps
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:11 AM
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+1 on spraying the bolts down with a good penetrating oil! It definitely helps. Also, if you ever get a spray in bed liner, make sure you tell them not to spray over the bolts. LineX is good about leaving the bolts unsprayed for easy removal.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:25 AM
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Unless my 06 is different, I just pulled mine out to clean from inside the cab.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:05 PM
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I tried to install them from inside, but there's no way it was gonna work. There was only like 3/4" of room, and the vents are a lot bigger than that. I had to unbolt the bed and slide it back. Man what a HUGE PAIN IN THE ARSE!! 4 of the bolts were frozen really badly. I had to use 2 cans of penetrating oil, and the one over top of the fuel tank is a real pain to get to so you can spray it.

All I had was his crappy harbor freight Torx bits. The first one broke on the second bolt, and it took 3 more Oreily's special cheapo bits until I finally got the last one broke loose. Man I would have killed for a Craftsman or something decent.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:37 AM
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glad it worked

Hey glad tht worked out for you. I also put antiseize on my bolts going back in and did'nt tighten them so tight.I did'nt think they needed to be so tight, tht way if I want to remove it for other reasons it will be easy
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:54 AM
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Glad you got it done. It's actually very simple to remove the bed, just takes some elbow grease.
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