Bed bolts spinning

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Steebo

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My left middle bed bolt likes to spin even with the nut and clip in the proper location. Ended up using a rubber mallet, couple medium wacks and she was able to thread.

Edit: btw the original bed bolts are 1 time use. Should be replacing them every time you take off your rack. Highly recommend upgrading to khc bolts
 

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My left middle bed bolt likes to spin even with the nut and clip in the proper location. Ended up using a rubber mallet, couple medium wacks and she was able to thread.

Edit: btw the original bed bolts are 1 time use. Should be replacing them every time you take off your rack. Highly recommend upgrading to khc bolts
The problem is that the nut/clip combined piece of hardware is also technically a “one time use” piece. The nut breaks off the clip. This is what I was referring to earlier where you need a real thin wrench to wedge in there and you can grab just the nut from underneath when this happens.
 

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Bringing this thread back to life. I have a rear bed bolt that I am trying to take out. It just spins and I have tried a wrench from underneath, it feels as if the nut is rounded. Trying to take off to install some bed supports. Any suggestions?
 

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Bringing this thread back to life. I have a rear bed bolt that I am trying to take out. It just spins and I have tried a wrench from underneath, it feels as if the nut is rounded. Trying to take off to install some bed supports. Any suggestions?

I'ver never looked underneath, but I know I have one that spins. Was swapping them out to put KHC bolts in. I'll have to figure it out soon though.
 

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KHC bolts are a recipe for terrible galvanic corrosion, I would not use them with the OEM nuts. Also those grade 8 bolts are terrible when it comes to corrosion protection compared to factory.
 

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Anybody figure out how to capture a spinning bed-bolt? I've got a middle bolt that is spinning and the nut feels rounded off.
 

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Anybody figure out how to capture a spinning bed-bolt? I've got a middle bolt that is spinning and the nut feels rounded off.

vise grips... its a two person job.

on one of mine center ones the little clips on the frame broke off .

you can access all 4 nut clips without removing the bed, and the front two are welded to the frame
 

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Thanks. I've fully rounded off the nut on one of the centers. I'm thinking about running a spot weld on the nut to the plate to getting it to stop spinning.
 
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