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shawnw
04-09-2007, 05:58 PM
The previous owner was very rough loading up the truck and as a result the front of the bed has been bent into the cab. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but every time I go over the smallest of bumps I get the horrible screech of metal on metal. Needless to say it's driving me crazy. It's bad enough on normal roads but leave the pavement and its never ending.

The beds dented in the whole way across. I've tried getting a piece of wood jammed in their but even with two people pushing and a third with a crowbar it's too damn tight. Any ideas would be great. Keep in mind that I live in a condo and my work space is limited.
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Lucas
04-09-2007, 08:09 PM
wow heres a idea unbolt slot holes and move it back

Jroc
04-09-2007, 08:11 PM
weld some bolts to it then hook up a comalong and pull it out , then grind off said bolts?

FU Toolbag
04-09-2007, 09:09 PM
Wrap the frame with a couple straps between the box and cab and hook a cumalong to the bumper. Use it to pull the front of the box back without having to weld or grind anything. Won't be perfect, just perfect enough.

Kinslayer
04-09-2007, 11:24 PM
two..err..four words - Slide Hammer/Dent Puller.


Oh, and nice gloves!

nonhighwayservice
04-10-2007, 12:36 AM
get new box! :D

4doorShorty
04-11-2007, 09:27 PM
nice was like that...I took a pull strap and hooked either end of it (hooks) onto the lip of the bed, wrapped a chain around a tree (slightly higher then the top of the bent box rail to keep it from caving down and in), hooked another pull strap to the chain, hooked that pull strap to oned hooked to the box...stuck it in 4 low and very gracefully pulled till It was straight enough for me...
supplies needed: 2 pull straps and an anchor around the tree. If you use one pull strap for triangulation at the box lip youll get a straighter job, instead of kinking it towards the back end.

shawnw
04-13-2007, 05:00 PM
I've got it fixed for now at least. I took a slide hamer to it and pulled like hell. I dont have much room in between but its not squeaking now. I might take a tow strap to it later for a little bit more clearance. Thanks for the help.

J20
04-13-2007, 10:58 PM
got flat deck?:dontknow:

epic3
04-16-2007, 05:53 PM
burn it