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Replacing truck box

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by keepoffthegrass, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    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?
  2. notoriousDUG

    notoriousDUG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    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...)
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    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.
  4. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    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.

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