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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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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

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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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

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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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

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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Re: Got a bed kit today and assembly tips would help

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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