On this episode of FullDroopTV, we’re going to show how to install fiberglass bedsides on a 2004 Ford Ranger prerunner.
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The fiberglass bedsides we will be installing are from Glassworks Unlimited.
Our current bedsides have been blemished from rocks hitting the inside of the fender wells.
We’re using spray in bed liner by Duplicolor called Bed Armor to protect the insides of our fiberglass bedsides.
The first step is to remove the tailgate.
Next, we’ve removed the factory bumper.
Remove the tail lights.
We removed the lower bedside supports we built when we flared the factory bedsides.
We cleaned up the bedside supports we built before and sprayed them with Duplicolor Bed Armor.
Next we cut off the factory bedsides using a plasma cutter. If you don’t have one, you can use a reciprocating saw or cutoff wheel.
We sprayed more Duplicolor Bed Armor on the fender well.
Now that the factory bedsides are off, we test fitted the new Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass bedsides.
We used a permanent marker to outline where we needed to trim the bedsides for the mounting locations of the tailgate.
Then we used a cutoff wheel to trim out the part we just marked.
Now that we have the bedsides fitted, we used self-tapping screws to secure the bedsides to the factory bed.
Here we used another self-tapping screw to secure the front lower corner of the bedside to the factory bed.
Then we drilled a hole to mount the lower front opening of the wheel well to the bedside support bracket.
We used a nut and bolt to go through the bedside and through the lower bracket.
Here’s what it looks like mounted to the bracket.
This picture shows the upper attachment of the rear bedside support bracket.
Again we had to drill a hole to mount the rear lower bracket to the bedside.
To make the tail lights fit in tail light buckets, we had to grind some of the plastic out of the rear of the factory tail lights.
On the driver side, factory stake pocket still got in the way, so we cut it out with a body saw. You can use a reciprocating saw to do this job.
Then we reconnected the tail light wiring.
Using the out factory holes on the tail light, we screwed them to the bedsides. Do not screw these in all the way at this point.
While tipping the tail light out, we used a marker to the mark the drilling points for the inner two screw holes of the factory tail lights.
Again, we used self tapping screws to secure the inner mounting points of the tail lights.
Last step was to reinstall the factory bumper to make our prerunner legal to drive on the street.
We tested both the tail lights and reverse lights, and everything works.
Here are our Glassworks fiberglass bedsides installed.
In the next episode of FullDroopTV , we will be building a custom bedcage to mountFOX 2.5 “x14 Double Bypass Shocks.
In a future episode of FullDroopTV, we will be removing the factory rear bumper to fabricate a prerunner bumper with integrated tire carrier.
BF Goodrich Tires – http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com
Glassworks Unlimited – http://www.glassworksunlimited.com
DupliColor – http://www.duplicolor.com
Woolworth Motorsports – http://www.woolworthmotorsports.com
Revolution Race Works – http://www.revolutionraceworks.com