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Old 05-21-2020, 04:35 PM
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J10 Bed Alignment?

This has bothered me for a while but Ive had so many other things to do on this truck I havn't gotten to this yet. My bed is right at 1/2" off alignment from the cab (see photos). Please tell me something besides the frame being bent could cause this. If so what can I do to fix this? Thanks!



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Old 05-21-2020, 05:29 PM
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Just loosen the bed mounting bolts and adjust the bed to square it up. They used a rubber pad in-between so you may need to add or delete as you go.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:30 AM
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Do you know the status of your body mounts? Are they the original rubber pucks? Maybe the body mounts are original (and sagging/cracked/incomplete) but your bed mounts have been replaced (stiffer poly ones maybe)?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:04 AM
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Great thank you. Is there enough play to make up that 1/2" when loosening the bed mounting bolts? The miss alignment is side to side not up and down. Any tips on what tool to use when adjusting the bed bolts? When I originally tighten them it was super difficult to get a big socket or adjustable wrench in there with the side walls of the bracket.

All of the body/ bed mounts are the original rubber.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:46 PM
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ratcheting wrench works good.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:42 AM
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Maybe I have the wrong bolts in there. If I remember correctly (its been a while I will have to go check) the bolt was a 7/8 or 1" which made it really tight to get the wrench in there. Just to confirm loosening the bolts will allow for side to side movement, correct?
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:07 AM
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yes, some are accessed below and some on top.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:30 AM
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I recently removed a Body Lift. The bolts should be 7/16 x 1.5--ish. There is plenty of slop in the mounts to adjust things. However, there maybe a couple 1/2 x 13 bolts on the bed--the ones with welded nuts. Make sure to keep the rubber pads on the mounts or the bed will Creek when driving. Trust me-I know.
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