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How To Install Fiberglass Bedsides on a Ranger Prerunner – FullDroopTV

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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Glassworks Unlimited Ranger Fiberglass Bedsides
The fiberglass bedsides we will be installing are from Glassworks Unlimited.

Rock chips in bedsides
Our current bedsides have been blemished from rocks hitting the inside of the fender wells.

Duplicolor Spray in bedl liner Bed Armor
We’re using spray in bed liner by Duplicolor called Bed Armor to protect the insides of our fiberglass bedsides.

remove the tailgate
The first step is to remove the tailgate.

removed the factory bumper
Next, we’ve removed the factory bumper.

Remove the tail lights
Remove the tail lights.

removed the lower bedside supports
We removed the lower bedside supports we built when we flared the factory bedsides.

sprayed bedside supports with Duplicolor Bed Armor
We cleaned up the bedside supports we built before and sprayed them with Duplicolor Bed Armor.

cut off the factory bedsides
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.

sprayed more Duplicolor Bed Armor on the fender well
We sprayed more Duplicolor Bed Armor on the fender well.

 test fitted the new Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass bedsides
Now that the factory bedsides are off, we test fitted the new Glassworks Unlimited fiberglass bedsides.

used a permanent marker to outline where we needed to trim the bedsides
We used a permanent marker to outline where we needed to trim the bedsides for the mounting locations of the tailgate.

 used a cutoff wheel to trim out the part we just marked
Then we used a cutoff wheel to trim out the part we just marked.

 used self-tapping screws to secure the bedsides
Now that we have the bedsides fitted, we used self-tapping screws to secure the bedsides to the factory bed.

used another self-tapping screw to secure the front lower corner of the bedside
Here we used another self-tapping screw to secure the front lower corner of the bedside to the factory bed.

drilled a hole to mount the lower front opening of the wheel well
Then we drilled a hole to mount the lower front opening of the wheel well to the bedside support bracket.

bolted bedside to lower support bracket
We used a nut and bolt to go through the bedside and through the lower bracket.

mounted to the bracket
Here’s what it looks like mounted to the bracket.

upper attachment of the rear bedside support bracket
This picture shows the upper attachment of the rear bedside support bracket.

drill a hole to mount the rear lower bracket to the bedside
Again we had to drill a hole to mount the rear lower bracket to the bedside.

grind some of the plastic out of the rear of the factory tail lights
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.

remove driver side factory stake pocket
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.

reconnected the tail light wiring
Then we reconnected the tail light wiring.

attach tail lights
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.

mark the drilling points for the inner two screw holes of the factory tail lights
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.

used self tapping screws to secure the inner mounting points of the tail lights
Again, we used self tapping screws to secure the inner mounting points of the tail lights.

 reinstall the factory bumper
Last step was to reinstall the factory bumper to make our prerunner legal to drive on the street.

 tested both the tail lights
We tested both the tail lights and reverse lights, and everything works.

drill a hole to mount the rear lower bracket to the bedside
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.

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Revolution Race Works – http://www.revolutionraceworks.com

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