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Ladder And Strap Hoist

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When working alone, you gotta do what you gotta do. It was a move of desperation that prompted this "hoist," as it was impossible to wrestle the heavy center section in place without some sort of help. Once human help arrived, and after removing the spare tire and grunting for a while, the center section was finally in place and ready to be bolted to the crossmembers. Tips: The 4-inch hole in the bed is a near press-fit, so things must line up just right. Also, use screwdrivers, drifts, or something to hold the center section in place rather than trying to start any bolts at this point.

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