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Wood Jack And Crossmember

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Not mentioned in the instructions, plastic fender liners blocked not only the visible access, but access, period. Cutting the lower part of the liner is one option, while temporarily removing the liner is another. Also, while it may be possible to squeeze the crossmembers in between the bed and frame, it seemed a lot easier to loosen the six mounting bolts and lift the bed slightly on the passenger side (there's a floor jack below that 4x4). This also prevented having to cut a notch in the sheetmetal right above where the front crossmember is in the picture.

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