How Do You Install Truck Bed Rails?

Installing truck bed rails can be a quick and easy way to enhance the look of your pickup truck. Not only do they add style, but they also provide additional protection against damage to the bed of your vehicle. With some basic tools and a few steps, you can install a set of truck bed rails in very little time.

Step 1: Measure and Mark
Begin by measuring the length of your truck bed, then mark the spot on each side where you would like to install the rail. Make sure that you measure twice to ensure accuracy.

Step 2: Drill Holes
Using a drill, create two pilot holes at each mark you made in step one. Be sure that you use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws you will use for installation.

Step 3: Insert Bolts
Insert the bolts into each hole, then hand-tighten them until secure. Make sure that the bolts are not too tight or too loose.

Step 4: Attach Rails
Place each rail over the bolts, then use an adjustable wrench to tighten them down securely. You may need to use some lubricant on the threads if they are difficult to turn.

Step 5: Test Fitment
Once all four rails are installed, stand back and make sure that they fit properly and look good. If not, loosen the bolts and adjust accordingly until satisfied with how they look.

Installing truck bed rails is a relatively simple task that can take just minutes with some basic tools and steps. First, measure and mark where you would like to install them on each side of your truck bed.

Then drill pilot holes for insertion of bolts followed by attaching rails over them with an adjustable wrench. Finally test fitment before tightening down bolts securely for a finished product that looks great and provides additional protection for your vehicle’s bed!

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Stephen Dunn