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Thanks.. Those instructions are really bad wow.
 

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I kept the extender I had with my 2016 thinking it would bolt right in my new truck, but the middle holes in my 2022 aren't threaded. These instructions seem to show removing the taillight and using a nut. It's crazy that some 2021-22's seem to be threaded and some aren't.
 

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I kept the extender I had with my 2016 thinking it would bolt right in my new truck, but the middle holes in my 2022 aren't threaded. These instructions seem to show removing the taillight and using a nut. It's crazy that some 2021-22's seem to be threaded and some aren't.
I installed my bed extender without a problem. For some reason I feel like those large bolts were "self tapping"... but it was a while ago. I do remember it was a pretty easy install though.
 

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I kept the extender I had with my 2016 thinking it would bolt right in my new truck, but the middle holes in my 2022 aren't threaded. These instructions seem to show removing the taillight and using a nut. It's crazy that some 2021-22's seem to be threaded and some aren't.
Have you actually tried to insert the bolt just by itself. The threads are generally covered in paint. Interesting though that some would be threaded and others not.
 

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Have you actually tried to insert the bolt just by itself. The threads are generally covered in paint. Interesting though that some would be threaded and others not.
Yeah. The hole is way bigger around than the bolts that worked in my 2016. It's just a hole stamped in the aluminum and I can stick my pinky in to feel there is nothing in there.
 
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Yeah. The hole is way bigger around than the bolts that worked in my 2016. It's just a hole stamped in the aluminum and I can stick my pinky in to feel there is nothing in there.
Exactly what I have, had i known this i would of never orderd the extender
 

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Exactly what I have, had i known this i would of never orderd the extender
This is what it needs to look like to install the bed extender. It’s unfortunate that FORD sells the accessory but doesn’t warn you it may or may not be compatible with your truck

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Wow, keep finding surprises with this '22 model. No threaded portion for bed extender. Great. Might need to run to Lowes to find one of those expanding plugs, the bed extender I bought was for the previous years that does not include the nut.
 

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Wow, keep finding surprises with this '22 model. No threaded portion for bed extender. Great. Might need to run to Lowes to find one of those expanding plugs, the bed extender I bought was for the previous years that does not include the nut.
I installed mine with nuts and large washers this weekend. I looked all over for suitable rivetnuts/nutserts but couldn't find any that I thought would work. It works fine this way, but I'd much rather have the threaded hole to facilitate easy removal of the extender if needed without having to remove the tail lights.
 
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I installed mine with nuts and large washers this weekend. I looked all over for suitable rivetnuts/nutserts but couldn't find any that I thought would work. It works fine this way, but I'd much rather have the threaded hole to facilitate easy removal of the extender if needed without having to remove the tail lights.
Can you show me what parts you used to make this work , i need to install mine
 

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Can you show me what parts you used to make this work , i need to install mine
I used the two bolts that came with the bed extender and bought two nuts and two washers from Home Depot. For each side, I removed the tail light and put the bolt through the extender into the hole. I put the washer and nut on the back side, tightened it, and reinstalled the tail light.

M10-1.50 flange nuts: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbil...nge-Lock-Nut-2-Piece-per-Bag-840288/204838722

3/8"x1-1/4" fender washers: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbil...eel-Fender-Washer-2-per-Pack-800531/204284503

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