Woah an update!
So here we are, 3 years later. Everything still works! Sort of, anyway. This thing needs some TLC tho, so here we go!!
Step one, remove tailgate & bumper:
Step two, remove rotted out, worn out trailer hitch:
Locate bed bolts in bed liner (this part sucks)
This one was particularly stubborn, had to cut bottom of bolt off. They have an interesting shoulder on them so as to not crush the bed when torqued down; also means they must come out the top even when the head is cut off.
Front-left bolt. Another stubborn one. This one i had to cut the nut off with a die grinder, due to how close it is to the fuel & brake lines
This is a fun job to do. 5 out of 6 bed bolts fought me, and ended up getting cut. Im still going to have to deal with this later!
So much scale falling on me the whole time too.
Then a couple buddies stopped by, and this happened!
Bed is on trailer for now. Yes, its going back on.