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Old 04-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How difficult is it to remove the bed off my F250? Rust is starting to eat the truck frame. While I was doing my brakes I painted my drums with POR15. Thought the frame could use the same love and care.
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Re: Remove truck bed

How do you like the POR15? I'd like to try it on my springs.
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Re: Remove truck bed

I just put it on. I used the rust preventer and the black top kote. It sets up very hard. I know people who have used it on their boat trailers. They say it works great.
It should work for $35 a quart. Time will tell.
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Re: Remove truck bed

Removing the bed is pretty easy in a sence and pretty hard in another sense, Technically it is easy not very much to do, but pulling out old carrage bolts and such on a rusty truck can proove to be a good ole pain in the butt. Basically if memory serves me right, open your fuel doors and disconnect the filler necks, should be a couple of screws and the necks should be free from the bed, may not actually fall outa the way but should be disconected. Then under the back of the bed near the tailgate I think there should be a harness plug to disconnect the taillights in the bed from the harness on the truck. Then you should be able to start removing the carrage bolts in the bed. These can be a real pain just from rust and then if they start spinning and stuff. When we removed the bed from my diesel donor truck the carrage bolts would just spin freely when the impact gun was put on em. My dad ended up taking a piece of flat stock bout 1" wide 1/8th inch thick and 2ft long, and just tack welded em to the top of the carrage bolts, sure stopped them from spinning lol. It was a pretty crude method but worked very well. Then just get 3 or 4 guys to help ya out, and it should just simply lift off.The filler necks will stay with the tanks and should just either stay semi up in the air or will flop down over the frame rails. Good luck on your work, I know I am gonna be checking out that POR15 or maybe some of the Eastwood products over this summer to finish up my frame, staight paint is good to make it look good and seal it, but I want something that is going to last another 15 years and not start rusting out just a few years.
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That POR 15 is the greatest rust sealer. I've used it on lots of rust and some without even wire brushing and it has lasted for years, looks great! The main thing is to get it into smaller containers so it does not solidify. It is everything that it claims to be. I hate rust! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]
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Re: Remove truck bed

I wish someone on here had tried the Eastwood product too! Would be nice to have a side by side comparison by someone we knew was independant. I am going to try the Eastwood stuff in the next couple of weeks, but I don't have any POR15 left to try side by side with it. I did see the POR15 edge off slightly as the article on Eastwoods mentioned. It lifted on the edge of a frame I used it on. Anyway, I plan to give the Eastwood product a try because they are just great people to deal with.
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Re: Remove truck bed

I haven't tried either of these products.

I did sandblast, prime, and coat my frame with Herculiner. I wanted to do everything with Line-X, but recently I have not won the lottery.

I also sandplasted, primed and Herculined my cab floor (top and bottom), the inside part of the front fenders, my rear wheel hubs, skid plates, fuel tanks, receiver hitch, and rear axle. I still have to do the bottom of the box, and the new Dana 60 front axle. Planning on doing the inside of the box with Line-X.

I'm still in the process of getting it back on the road, but if you fellas are interested I'll keep you posted on how it holds up.

Incidentally if anyone is interested in using this stuff, don't fool around with the kit. Just get the single cans of Herculiner some Xylene and find a cheep siphon feed general purpose spray gun from walmart. Follow the directions for adding the Xylene. When you spray it on, it really looks nice when it's done.

I know a couple of people that have used this stuff on trailers with good results. Verdict is still out for me though!!
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I have four gallons of it in my building, waiting on this flat bed to be installed. Was planning on doing my trailer as well, but not underneath, like you said, would have to hit the lottery or take out a loan!
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Re: Remove truck bed

When I had a problem with some of the bolts I ground the head off the carriage bolt and used a long punch to push them out through the bottom. Worked like a champ.

When I removed the box from the frame, I lifted the box (one corner at a time) up to get it off the mounts. Then positioned my trusty cherry picker in the center of the wheel wells and as far up as possible. I positioned my chain diagonally using the box mounting holes and a couple of the old bolts. I got it to balance just above the wheels and rolled the frame out from underneath.

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