How to Remove a Truck Bed
After years of use, truck beds can start to look shabby and worn. This is especially true if you have a truck that carries heavy loads all the time. If this sounds like your situation, then we’re going to walk you through how to remove a bed by yourself!
Typically, you should remove a truck bed for any of these reasons:
- You have bought a new one and want to replace it.
- It is dented or damaged in some way that makes it unusable as a vehicle’s cargo space.
- When installing accessories such as toolboxes or other types of storage compartments on the bed.
- When reinstalling a brand new one because you want to use the old truck for something else such as parts or scrap metal recycling.
Step by Step Guide
Step 1: First off, make sure that the bed is securely fastened in place with ratchet straps and metal hooks. You don’t want it to come crashing down on top of you while you work!
Step 2: There are a series of bolts and screws holding the bed to the frame. In order to remove it completely, these need to be removed first!
By now, you should have your truck’s bed off without any help from anyone else! While this may seem like an easy task that just about anyone can do, it is important to remember that these trucks are very heavy and you need a certain degree of strength in order to maneuver the bed safely. If you feel like you might not have this kind of strength, then we suggest calling a professional removal company!
Step 3: Finally, all bolts have been removed from each side. Now remove the bolts from the bed’s hinges as well.
Step 4: All of this should be done on both sides so that you can safely lower your truck’s bed to the ground! There will still be some metal pieces attached, which includes several screws and brackets around the tailgate area.
Step 5: Now all you need is a large piece of wood to place underneath the truck’s bed. Then you can carefully lower it down with your hands, making sure that it doesn’t fall on top of anyone!
Step 6: After all this hard work is done, take a moment to congratulate yourself for not having any help in removing your truck bed! Not only did you save money by doing the job on your own, you also saved time and energy!
Step 7: Finally, once the bed is safely down to the ground it’s safe for anyone else to come in and help remove all of those pesky metal pieces that are still attached. Doing this yourself doesn’t have to worry about being late or missing an appointment because you were waiting for someone to show up.
Step 8: Congratulations! You’ve now completed the task of removing your truck bed all by yourself! As you can see, it’s not as hard or time-consuming as most people think.
As you can see, it’s not as complicated or difficult to remove a truck bed by yourself as most people think! For one thing, you could always sell the old bed online. There are always interested buyers out there who are willing to give good money for used but still fully functional truck beds.
Secondly, if after doing this job you still have the same old truck that you had before, then why not install a new cargo space? After all, removing an old one won’t make your car less awesome. It only means that you made the right choice in replacing it! A new bed can give your vehicle an entirely different image, making it look more modern and up-to-date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)