That's an awesome job! Did you do the rear axle, torque tube also?
My truck is stock. Stull has the 6v system in it..
Hi Carl, Can the bed be removed with the wood still attached?
I sandblasted and painted the top/side surfaces of everything I could see with the bed removed. With the differential, the grease build-up was so thick I had to scrape and wire wheel it first. I left the bottom surfaces for later, when I have the truck up on the hoist.
Regarding the bed wood, as has been said, there are probably many different ways to go about it. In my case, I discovered that all 6 bolts that should hold the bed to the frame were missing. Only the welds
between the fender and running boards were holding the bed on, which had slid back a couple inches. Yes, I said welds because somebody in the past thought it was a good idea to weld the fenders to the running boards. Removing these welds is what initiated my entire project. As you can see in one of my pictures, using the engine hoist fully extended I was able to pick the bed right off the frame after removing the fenders.