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Are the bed mounting bolts different lengths?

That is pretty much my question. Oh, and what are the torque specs for them? 2015 CCLB.
I had a bedliner applied as part of my purchase agreement. I noticed the bed squeaking a little bit now that the weather is nice enough to open the windows. I figured maybe the bolts were loosened a little so I went to torque them down and one just spun freely. Looking underneath, the captive nut is still attached to the frame but the bolt doesn't look long enough.
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I'd have to double check mine, first thought would be no. But then you seem to have a shorter one...LOL
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My 99, 02, and 05 had 2 different length bolts. I imagine the 11-16 use the same bolts. They can be almost impossible to remove, I remember going through a dozen t50s before getting the air hammer out and cutting one next to the tank.
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But then you seem to have a shorter one...LOL
That's what she said....
I've only found used ones on line, and the on line parts are hard to find new. I have yet to dig up a decent parts fiche on the web. I guess I could pull another one and see if there is a difference. They should come out easy enough since they were just removed a couple months ago when they did the liner.
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bed bolts are a one-time use item


i just had to say that since it is a crazy spec lol


so the bed liner place pulled the bolts to spray i wonder why ? seems like a lot of work and with the one use spec they are likely not doing the procedure properly

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A lot of them pull the bolts up here too. That way if a bed removal needs to be done later it doesn't end up messing up a the liner.
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It was done at Ford, so I'd think that if they really needed to be replaced after a single use they would. I seriously doubt they really need to be. I race motorcycles and there are a lot of "one time" fasteners and seals that really aren't.
And yes, as said, the hardware is removed so it doesn't end up getting sprayed over. Mounting bolts and tie down points included.
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Update for those following along:
I confirmed with the dealer that they are all the same length for the 14-16 MY 8' box. They are NOT the same as the short box, or the 11-13 8' box. So essentially, there was a change somewhere along the way with the long box beds. I'm taking it in today, as they ordered 8 new bolts per my VIN and hopefully put this issue to bed (pun intended).
@ZMANN , you say "crazy torque spec" but do you know what it is?
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Is that corded or 20v cordless ugga dugga ? I'm and OCD engineer. Torque specs geek me out.
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