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Starting new thread / pictures for bed removal, air bags, shocks, Hutch mod
I got started today, after breaking my first T-50 stubby on the bed bolts I decided to try something different and it worked tremendously well- much better than grinding (IMO)- I do enough grinding at work! Funny thing is I have seen no mention of this on Diesel Stop, truck forums, or YouTube.
1/2” Milwaukee Drill, stepped 11/16” drill bit— drilled out 6 bolts in 40 minutes, going slow, making sure I stayed centered, and plenty of oil. Once deep enough head of bolt spins off.
Once the bed is off I will either weld nuts to remaining bolt shoulders or sawzall.
2002 F350 7.3L / 4R100 - 4WD CC DRW 8’ Box, AIH Delete, Gauges- Pyro, Trans Temp, Boost, Fuel Pressure, TS-6 tuner, Zoodad Mod, Mishimoto 31 row Trans cooler, Mobil 1 ATF, Trans return line ATF filter, Hutch/Harpoon Mod, Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 rear air springs, Rancho 9000 shocks, Timbrens on the front.