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Bed Bolt Tie Downs

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by MrShoehorn, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jun 6, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    MrShoehorn

    MrShoehorn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive been looking for some anchor points for my 2002 ford ranger. Much like the ones used with tacos. Except I would like them to either attach or replace the bed bolts. Anyone know where I could find some?

    Thanks

    ~ Shoe
     
  2. Jun 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    ExpoSpy

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    There are some on THIS website, they are pretty popular, I have some in my bed and they attach to your existing bed bolts. Good luck!
     
  3. Jun 6, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    MrShoehorn

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    Thanks a bunch! You wouldn't happen to know that hole diameter would you? 1/4"?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    IIRC the original size is 1/4", maybe 3/8" and you need to drill it out to 1/2" I used a unibit to drill the hole which made it super easy to drill.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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  6. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Those are the new ones that they offer. I have the others...and they work great!
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    Bingo http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...r-500-3752.cfm

    5 for $5. Now thats a deal


    I went with those, REALLY great rings and install was a snap, maybe 3 mins per ring, I installed 4

    Tools I used were:

    To remove and install the bed bolts
    18v Dewalt Impact Driver
    Socket adapter
    T55 Torx Socket
    To remove, cut, and refinish the washers:
    18v Dewalt Reciprocating saw
    Vise Grips
    File
    Flat Black spraypaint
    To make the D-rings fit the bed bolts:
    18v Dewalt Drill
    Greenlee Unibit

    Every tool except the paint was already in my truck for work though hehe
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    MrShoehorn

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    Thanks a bunch guys, I just bought both to see which ones I like better.

    ~ Shoe
     
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