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Cross brace question #1305842 Wed Apr 03 2019 09:05 PM
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Spotbiltxo Offline OP
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A month or so ago when I was under the truck replacing the fuel pump, I took a few minutes to lay on the creeper and look at the underneath of the truck from front to back. Something struck me as odd, so I will post it to the group. While looking at the condition of the wooden bed planks I noticed that neither of the two metal cross braces were actually touching any metal part of the frame in order to be supported. So that meant that anytime I had a load in the truck there was nothing underneath to support the load. I just know that that cannot be right, so if I’m wrong please correct me. Are the cross braces supposed to rest on the frame? Thanks.

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Re: Cross brace question [Re: Spotbiltxo] #1305853 Wed Apr 03 2019 10:55 PM
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As always, I refer folks to Mar-K. Go to their Tips and Tricks pages for diagrams and drawings of the different parts and pieces and how they are installed. Your answer is there. 🛠

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