View Full Version : Replacing truck box

07-17-2006, 11:32 AM
Hi i just smacked up my box on my 01 1500 hd gm. to repair it was going to cost me $4600.. it was pretty bad. I just bought a box on ebay 05 takeoff with tail gate and lights for $305.01 ... i can get 200 for just the tailgate anyday of the week.

So my question is. how easy is it to swap a box or should i bring it to one of my buddy body shops and let them do it. What is involved?

07-17-2006, 01:12 PM
Usually you just have to pull a few body mount bolts, disconect wires for the lights and lift it up. They can stick pretty good andit may require a few guys or a lifting device (I think a skid would work...)

07-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Don't forget to disconnect your fuel tank filler neck before you start lifting, I removed mine all by myself with a couple concrete blocks at the rear and a com-along in a tree.

07-18-2006, 11:15 PM
like everyone else said. with 4 guys its easy. this is the easy way to change fuel pumps too...easier than wrestling dropping a tank full of fuel.