3. Removing the bed is relatively straightforward-just make sure you disconnect everything, including ground wiring and the vent hose for the axle. Getting the nuts off the eight carriage bolts that hold the bed to the frame with an impact wrench did not work well. A ratchet wrench does a better job on the long bolts and also prevents rounding off the holes in the bed's sheetmetal. A few friends, a sturdy tree branch, or a tractor bucket, is then needed to lift the bed off. Remove the bumper next.