2001-2003 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Super Rail Mounting Bracket Installation

1. Use transparent tape to cover the mounting post hole on the top of each mounting bracket (when the pilot hole is drilled through the bed, the tape will be pierced by the small drill; it should be positioned in the center of the 1″ mounting post hole).
2. Align the rear driver side mounting bracket {B} to the existing hole located behind the frame crossmember as seen below and on pages 6 and 7.
3. Fasten the mounting bracket flush to the frame (some mounting brackets may have a slight warp due to the metal characteristics during the welding process) by using either a clamp or by inserting a fastener through the mounting bracket in the existing frame hole(s). Do not overtighten—you will be removing the brackets in later steps.
4. Drill the first 1/16 ” pilot hole through the truck bed over the rear hole on the driver side where you made the mark during the “Marking Bed for Drilling” on page 3. The bit should come down through the 1″ mounting post hole, piercing the transparent tape, aiding the centering of the bracket front-to-rear and side-to-side.
5. If the pilot hole is off center to the 1″ mounting post hole, remember to adjust all the pilot hole locations accordingly.
6. Repeat Steps 2-4 for the remaining three brackets, checking each bracket carefully for proper centering.
7. Using the pre-punched bracket holes as a guide, position the rear brackets over the existing holes in the truck frame.