Today on our 2006 Ford F150, well be test fitting the Stromberg Carlson 100 series fifth wheel tailgate with open design, part number VG-04-100.Now to begin our test fit, we will first start off by removing our manufacturers tailgate. Well open up the tailgate and lay it down flat. Well then move to the support straps attached to the truck bed, lift up the silver plate to allow us to bring the strap up off of the hook. We will then repeat these steps for the other side. Note that you do need to keep a hold on the tailgate as once both straps have been removed, the tailgate will not have any support.Well then put the tailgate in a 45 degree angle and lift up on the passenger side of the tailgate. Once the passenger side is free, we can then slide the tailgate to the right and allow the drivers side of the tailgate to pop out.Now with the new hardware installed on the fifth wheel tailgate, well start off by inserting the rubber bushing on the drivers side of the truck bed.
Today on this 2002 Ford F150 were going to do a test fit of part number VG-97-4000. This is Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series fifth wheel tailgate. Few things to know this tailgate has a cut out for a fifth wheel or a gooseneck trailer. Its constructed from a black composite plastic frame with built in louvers which allows for less drag and improves visibility. It also has a key center release mechanism that works with the latches. This will allow you to lock the tailgate on the truck.
Today, on our 2012 Ford F-150, we will be installing the Putco Push-Up tie downs, part number P99901. First, we will go ahead and assemble the tie down off the truck. We will install the gasket onto the main body and insert the 2 bolts. Then, we will take the mushroom blocks and put them onto the bolts. Then, loosely screw on the bolt plate. To install the tie down, we will first remove the cover over the stake pocket.
Today we have with this the 2012 Ford F150. We're going to show you how to install the Stromberg Carlson Vented 5th Wheel Tailgate, part # VG-04-100. The first thing we need to do is remove the OEM tailgate. We'll lower it partially, disconnect the cables and then move the door to about a 45-degree angle so that we can slide it off of its hinges. Next we'll take a latch assembly, put it into place on a tailgate and use the included hardware to install our latch. We'll repeat the same for the opposite side of the tailgate.
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