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Bed Bolts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDSPORTtaco, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    TRDSPORTtaco

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    Is the nut under the truck that the bed bolt goes through welded to the frame or can I loosen the bed bolt by using an impact gun on it? The Torx head is about to strip from it being so tight that I can't break it loose that way.

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  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    kd8awe

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    I am having the same problem. I started to install more D-Rings and can't get all the bolts out. I hit them with PB Blaster and still no luck.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    i used a breaker bar to get my 4 year old bed bolts off with ease. those nuts dont come off.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    You have to take the bolts out, not the nuts.

    Spray the bolt and nut from underneath with PB, and let soak for awhile. Then insert your torx socket into the bolt, and smack it a few times with a BFH. Hit it hard. Finally, with a breaker bar or 1/2 drive ratchet, give it quick, sudden bursts of pressure to crack the bolt loose.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    ^ This
    Get the longest breaker bar you have or put a piece of pipe over the handle of your ratchet to extend it and give you more leverage. Use one hand to keep pressure on the head of the ratched to keep the bit from slipping out and then use your other hand to push the handle.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    On a related note, has anyone has these bolts rust? The top side of my bolts, the side visible inside the bed, 3 of mine are rusted out whereas 3 are perfectly fine. Truck only has 4k miles on it and I have taken it to dealer twice and they appear to just put rust remover on bolts and it keeps coming back on the same 3.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Yeah, i think the nut is welded. I used a long breaker bar and had a buddy hold the wrench on top of the bolt so it wouldn't slip.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Mine had some surface, grind/sand em down, paint with rustoleum, and put on some anti-seize
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    From my own experience, don't even fuck with those bed bolts unless you have an impact or a 2 foot cheater bar (which you will need to wack with a rubber mallet).

    The bolts on the bottom are frame mounted.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    I have both an impact and a 2 ft cheater bar. I bought some PB today to try but my brother needed my truck to help a friend move so now I have to wait.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Just use the impact and it won't be bad at all, long as your compressor is good sized.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    i got all 4 of mine off without an impact gun or cheater bar. just the torx bit and a rachet (12" long - think) and the truck is +2yrs old.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    the nut pictured above is welded to the bottom, don't worry about it.

    I got all mine off with a 1" ractched, 6" extention and a fat torx. I really had to put some elbow into it, but it comes loose. The washer will come with it as it's permanently attached. If looking to put in new d hoops, you'll need to dremmel the bolt below the washer untill you can wiggle the washer off. I had 20000lb hoops but had to ream the hoop mount to fit the toyota bolt.

    Once done slide on the hoop first, then the washer, slather on some blue lock tite, and tighten down. Super easy job. I can put up a pic of what the finished product looks like but i'm sure there are some floating around.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    Use the impact on the torx. For real no joking. And impact is easier on the bolt than a breaker bar.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    I don't have one either. At home I do but my brother stole it when I was doing my D-rings.
     
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