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83 bed off center fix

r1hatman

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My bed on my 83 4x4 regular cab is off center a little. How much play(adjusting room) do you have when you loosen those bed bolts? And how easy are they to get loose without breaking something? Anyone have any experience with those?:icon_confused: Thanks:icon_thumby:
 


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There is quite a bit of play in the bolt holes in the frame. Spray the bolts once a day for about a week (WD40 or equivalent) to loosen them up, and you shouldn't have a problem. The bolts are T-55 size, standard twist.
 

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i'd check al your mounts and bushings too since it decided to move on its own...
 

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Thanks guys.:icon_thumby: will do:headbang: The truck was a farm truck when I got it so who knows what they did to it:icon_confused:
 

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I'd be willing to bet the bed is on straight and the cab is crooked. Check the rear cab mounts, they like to rust out. My first Ranger was a 1991 that I bought in 1998 and they were gone when I bought it. 7 year old truck.
 

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I'd be willing to bet the bed is on straight and the cab is crooked. Check the rear cab mounts, they like to rust out. My first Ranger was a 1991 that I bought in 1998 and they were gone when I bought it. 7 year old truck.
X2, although the rusted mount issue is way more predominate on supercabs.
 

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Gotcha, I'll check that too. Thanks:icon_thumby:
 

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