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Old 06-14-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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Tips on removing the bed.

'69 LB. I know there's been tons of posts on this topic, but thought I ask also for any latest tips and ideas, especially from anybody who has done it recently. Can I use a 1 ton engine hoist??
From the back or side with or w/o tailgate??
And how did you do it?? I'll be using an engine hoist.
Thanks. And again, sorry for the question again.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: Tips on removing the bed.

Build an "H" pattern 4x4 adapter to fit under the bed rails, attach a chain to the center of the "H" and lift away. Lift from rear if your hoist fully extended reaches, from the side if it isn't long enough.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: Tips on removing the bed.

Long side of the "H" a couple feet apart. Move the adapter front to rear to find the balance point of the bed.
I have done the lift with straps or chains but its a pain in the butt to find the balance point
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #4
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Re: Tips on removing the bed.

You, 3 buddies and a 12 pack of beer will get the job done.

I did it with just one other buddy (and a 12 pack) when we removed the longbed off of my 1972 sans tailgate.

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Old 06-14-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: Tips on removing the bed.

to me the easiest and safest way is get a friend and pick it up. If you are really worried about the weight get 3 friends. I do understand that some people do the majority of their work alone but I always pull and mount beds this way and have never damaged one.
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Build an "H" pattern 4x4 adapter to fit under the bed rails, attach a chain to the center of the "H" and lift away. Lift from rear if your hoist fully extended reaches, from the side if it isn't long enough.
Yes this works good, my preferred way.
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