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I am going at a dent that i have in my right rear quarter panel. After starting the disassembly it now looks like i am going to have to remove the entire bed in order to pop out the dent.

I tried searching for a write up but couldn't come up with anything. It looks like I am going to have to take also off the tailgate, taillights, etc. I would rather not go in blind. Has anyone done this? If someone could direct me to a writeup of some sort it would be much appreciated.
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Rico.

The configuration is Dbl Cab, Short Bed.. if that makes any difference.
 

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Afew months ago I painted a bed side of a Tacoma with the bed side panel off the truck. You say you have to remove the entire bed? What I'm saying is you dont have to remove the entire bed of the truck, just the panel. We have another Tacoma at the shop which took a very hard hit in the front, I can on Monday ask the body man to tell me in detail with pictures how to take the bed panel off and also the entire bed off if you want.
 

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that would be much appreciated, i would prefer to do it without removing the entire bed.
Asked the body man today about how to take off the bed panel off.
He told me that you have to take the tail light out, the tail gate off, remove the rear bumper, and loosen the bed to be able to move it back to get to the four or five bolts behind the cab corner. there is a little more to it then i thought. but the body man told me it shouldn't take you more then an hour or so, for a person with knowledge of hand tools as long as you have someone to help you.

This picture is with the tail gate down. you can see the bolt to remove the tail lights and the others are for the panel it self.


this picture is inside the bed. the bolt along the rail need to be removed. 10mm

this picture is of the torque bolts in the bed that have to be removed in order to move the bed back so you can get to the bolts between the cab corner and the bed of the truck, where there are four or five more bolts.

you also have to remove the splash shield around the wheel well. and that should be it. like I said, theres more to it then I thought.
If you have any other questions, let me know. I tried to explain it the best I could and sorry for the quality of the pictures,( cell phone.) Let me know how it goes or if you are going to attempt this.
 

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thanks for the writeup and pictures. i managed to do it myself by hand. thanks for the tip about moving the bed back, it will make the reassembly much easier.
 
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