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Old 02-08-2021, 12:18 AM   #26
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

Today I put the LH rear fender skirt on. The part did not have a name on it so I do not know who made the part but it was 0.054" thick. This part is the worst fitting part of the bed kit so far. Once I finally got it in place the rolled flange of the skirt did not butt up against the inner fender. I did manage to hammer the edge over some and close most of the gap. I will need to add some material at the bottom to close up the gap.
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:56 PM   #27
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

Well today I got the RH rear fender and wheel well on. Haven't tightened them do yet that will be done once I know it is square. The only thing I had to modify was to enlarge the gap between the bed and rear bed sill. The issue was the fender post could not slide into place because of the small gap. Tomorrow will tell me how square it is.

Also, got my fuel filler cap. Looking at putting it in the LH post hole. Which will require me to revise the tail light wiring routing.
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:39 PM   #28
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

Thanks for taking the time to post these updates. Please keep them coming.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:23 AM   #29
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Will do. Today's goal will be to get it squared up and work on the inner fender skirt fit up. If I have time I'll get the hole cut for the fuel filler. It's going to be tight to get the cap in there but it should just barely fit in.

Wish I could figure out how to rotate the pictures to the correct orientation. No matter how I take them the pictures rotate 90 degrees. If anyone knows how to fix it please let me know.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:56 PM   #30
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Well I got the LH fender skirt on. My far it was the hardest to get on the bed. The holes were so far off I had to shrink the one flange to get the one hole close enough that I could drill a new hole. Then like the LH I had to beat the one flange with a hammer to close up the gap between the fender and fender skirt.

Had to go a bit primitive to get the RH fender vertical and square to the bed. I did measure the diagonal's and were different. The only place you can adjust for the difference is at the front panel. The rear is locked in because the rear bed sill fits into the stake hole channel.

I did get distracted and put my new rims on the truck. I got them this weekend and wanted see how they looked on the truck.
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:19 AM   #31
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Well I got the tailgate on. I don't know who made it as it was unmarked. But I can say it was made in Taiwan as the were the fenders. As for the gauge metal I didn't measure it but it weighed as much as the fenders. So I needed help getting it put on.

As you can see by the pictures the fit up was good overall. I did have to drill out the trunion (sp) holes to get the main body lines to match up. However, when I matched up the body lines the top of the tailgate did not match the top of the fenders. Another small issue is that at the top 4 inches of the tailgate on each side has a minimal gap while the rest shows about 3/16" gap. I will try to work it some to get a consistent gap.

I also took a picture of where I had to open up the gap on the bed floor to get the LH fender on. I will be doing the same thing on the RH fender once I take it off for paint.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:25 PM   #32
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Well since my filler neck interference issue has been resolved I started working on the fuel filler neck. Attached you see the steps that I took to get my fuel filler in. I did have to remove two brackets to get it all to work. One bracket was in the stake post hole about 6" down. The other one was on the bed rear sill rail.

Tomorrow I am planning on cleaning up the edges cuts and Trim some more off where the hose takes a 90 degree bend. Then weld in all in on the top and grind it down flush.

Here is what I used:
-Bikers Choice paintable popup gas cap P/n:011900
-1.5" ID steel pipe for filler
-1999 Honda Camry fuel filler (Use it to go from 1.5 to 1.25 dia)
- 45 degree 1.25" ID fuel filler hose from Fuel Filler Supply Co. p/n125A45
- 90 degree 1.25" ID fuel filler hose from Fuel Filler Supply Co. p/n125A90
- 1/2" ID hose for fuel vent
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:16 PM   #33
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

Well I got all the bed parts epoxy coated and 2k primer. Tomorrow's goal is to get it all sanded and ready for paint on Saturday.

My current plan is paint the visible parts and use bed liner inside the bed. For the back side of the fenders they will be coated with bed undercoating.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:02 PM   #34
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

Once again thanks for the updates and progress photos of this assembly.

How many labor hours do you think you have in the assembly and required modifications for this bed?
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:01 AM   #35
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Making good progress. This will be nice when itís together
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:51 PM   #36
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Thanks guys. It is a painful process at times but I am making progress. Planning on putting on some color tomorrow.

As for the number of hours I have in it I would say about 120 to 160 hours so far. It is that I am using a repro bed as there is no rust to deal with and you can start doing test fits right away.
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:50 AM   #37
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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

I went through the same scenario with a new bed kit, and it came out great. The only issue I had was when I reassembled it after painting. The tailgate clearance was very tight, and I actually chipped the paint when closing it. After creating (grinding) more clearance and touching up the paint, it's awesome.
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:40 AM   #38
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4youngs, yes I seen the same thing when I did my test fitup. Mine was not as tight as yours but I will need to tape the crap out of it so I don't run into the same issue as you did.

I was hoping to put it together this week but unfortunately I had a bit of a painting disaster and I need to sand down the front panel to fix it.
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:31 PM   #39
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Well I go my honey do's done so I did some work on the bed. I got it all painted .and have started to put it together. I forgot to take pictures when I install the bed front. I didn't put any seam sealer on the flange but did seal the seam inside the bed. As for the sides I put seam sealer down on the bed and assembled the two. I did have to paint the bolts once I had them installed. I never have any luck painting them ahead of time. When I installed the wheel wells I put seam sealer on the wheel well flange that bolts to the fender. I also put seam sealer on the wheel well ends to make sure seam sealer was good in the corners. I tightened the inner wheel well bolts first starting in the center and working my way out. I wanted to make sure it pulled down evenly. Once they were tight the outer flange lifted up enough to get the seam sealer in the gap. Once ever thing was tight I went back and smoothed it all out. I also added an additional bead between the fender and wheel well in the bed. I also installed the rear wire harness clips on the rear rail. These were not included with the kit so I had to salvage it from my old bed.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:58 PM   #40
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Well today I got the fenders square with the bed, wheel well skirts and fender braces on. For squaring the fenders I loosened the two bolts in picture one so that I could move the fenders and get them square. For the right side I had to use a spreader to get it squared up. Once it was square I tightened the bolts back up. I then had to drill out the two holes on the rear bed rail. The holes were a half hole off so I had no other option. Got the bolts in and tightened them up. For the left side I used a come-along to get it squared up.

For the wheel well skirts I installed them the same way as stated above. Used seam sealer to seal up the seams and gaps. For the fender braces I had to use my old ones and the kit did not provide new ones. Also, had to dig up some fasteners to install them
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:44 PM   #41
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Well I put the bedliner on today so I can check that off my list. Going to let it cure for a couple of days just to make it is dry. Then I'm going to put it on the truck and do a happy dance.

Currently debating whether or not to put Raptor on the gas cap or leave it green. What do you all think?

For the bedliner I used Raptor. The spray pressure range is 35 to 100 psi. I used 50 psi to give me a finish roughly the same texture as you would get from Rinoliner. I also sprayed the inner wheel wells and back side of the fender and wheel well skirts.
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Nice progress! I vote for black
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I also vote for black for the gas lid.

How do you like the raptor?
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Watch the bolts for the tail gate hinges and latch encroaching into the tail light area. I purchased new bolts and they were too long. I had to change them out to get the lamps in.
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I also vote for black for the gas lid.

How do you like the raptor?
Agree on the black. Make that cap disappear for the most part.

How hard was the raptor to work with? I am considering it for a few areas in my truck.
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Old 04-05-2021, 10:00 AM   #46
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67, The Raptor is easy to spray. Believe me when I say if I can do it any one can. You just have to tape off areas you don't want Raptor on good. I used the blue painters tape and it works for me.

Well I got the bed on the truck. Today's goal is to bolt it down and get the tailgate on.
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Forgot to mention that I think black for the gas cap looks best. As stated above the black makes it blend in and disappear.

I used electrical tape to simulate the color. That was so just encase I didn't like it I could just peel off the paint.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:08 PM   #48
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Well today I wrapped up the bed by putting the tailgate and latch on. The tailgate fit fine and I only needed to do a small adjustment to get the top of the gate even with bed sides.

The biggest hurdle was the gate latch itself all five I installed it. When I assembled the latch and rods I watched the Brothers video. Unfortunately some of the key details were not visible. Putting the electrical tape on to hold the rod in place was a good tip. I also found that installing the right side rod was much easier once I rounded the tip. I also had trim the backside upper tab so that it would not hit the tailgate. In addition I had to elongate two of the latch bolt holes so that I could get an even gap across the top.

As for the statistics of this process here they are:

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2 Taking the whole bed off and on
4 Bed bottom (To modify it for the relocated tank)
2 Front bed panel
3 Left hand fender
2 Right hand fender
2 Left hand wheel well
2 Right hand wheel well
4 Tailgate
5 Latch assembly

Also, the fuel filler cap is now black and does blend in and look better
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