The next part of the project is lighting. I need to wire up the bed, but i also need a place to put my license plate, trailer plug and reverse lights
I spent some time staring at that space, and started thinking about just building a panel to house my lights & plate, similar to what a traditional dump truck might have
Mocking up in steel:
Brand new Ford wedgelock pins.....
...means i can rewire a new trailer 7-way, to plug directly into the truck's harness
...and this gray 8-pin connector is the plug for the original bed's tailllights. The plan is to rewire the bed lights to plug directly into this using some more wedgelock pins and connectors
...and with all wires ran, the panel is now installed!