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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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I was gonna do this eventually but a couple weeks ago a guy ran a stop sign and hit the right rear of my truck so time to get started.

Special thanks to my friend Matt (Durasmack06) for his help and use of his barn.








Found a brand new, never bolted on 2011 box and tailgate. I also bought a new take off chrome bumper. The flare over the rear wheel is wider and the fuel door is square instead of round, those are the major differences between the old and new boxes. Dropped it off to be painted today, should have it back for install on Wed.



Off with the old and time to start cleaning while it's off. Probably gonna paint the frame as well.




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Old November 22nd, 2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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Got my frame painted, used a brush on bedliner kit.



Picked up some used tail lights and installed my strobes where the joke of a back-up light was.



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Old November 26th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Here is the new harness you will need for the different lights, I cut off the new plug and installed my original plug on the new harness.





I had to extend the fuel filler lines as the new door is slightly more forward.



Everything from the old tailgate swaped over except the handle.

I left the plastic rails off for now as I am gonna have it Line x'ed soon but otherwise it is done



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Old November 26th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Looks good Adam!!
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Old November 26th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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You said fuel door and wheel flares were different. Anything else different in terms of mating the new bed to the frame? Been thinking about this swap for my 99 F250
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You said fuel door and wheel flares were different. Anything else different in terms of mating the new bed to the frame? Been thinking about this swap for my 99 F250
All the mounting is the same, just the stuff I have above about extending the filler hoses, different lights and wiring. Plan on new bolts and nuts for the bed, close to 100 bucks for those.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #7
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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #8
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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #9
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Very nice!!!!!
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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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very nice! How much was the bed? Id like to throw a new bed on mine
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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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Thanks!

You can buy the bed from From Ford for under 2K depending on how good of a deal you can get. They were backordered so I bought mine off CL for 2K. That is a bed and gate, no hardware.
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That looks pretty cool
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is there a benefit of the newer style bed ? or was it just a personal preference ?
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is there a benefit of the newer style bed ? or was it just a personal preference ?
I like the looks of the new style rear and I also did not think I could find a rust free box for my year unless I went south or paid big $$$. This way I start out with brand new sheet metal again, hopefully look nice for a few years. The truck only has 180K and I really would like to keep it for a while yet.
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After looking under my bed liner at all the rust started I will be doing this swap as well in the spring.

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Update.........

I used a Raptor kit and did the bed-liner a few months ago, so far it is holding up really well. I also installed some new backup lights, Dually D2's from Rigid Industries, 5000+ Lumen's of light







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on paper, I would say this "mod" isn't worth any time or money... but looking at the pictures, I am surprised how it makes the truck look new. Good work, especially since it had to replaced anyways
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