Installation Instructions: MN3 NISSAN FRONTIER 5' BED LENGTH 2005-CURRENT TOOLS REQUIRED • Adjustable wrench (that opens to about 1”) • 1/2” open end wrench • # 2 Phillips screwdriver, • Short 7/32” hex wrench • 7/16” deep socket • 3/8” socket • Electric drill • 9/64" drill bit • 7/16" drill bit • 5/16" drill bit • Drill stop • Self-etching primer (available at most auto supply or hardware stores) Watch installation videos at www.DECKED.com/video | Register your system at www.
▼ HEY! TORQUE BOY: READ BEFORE YOU INSTALL DECKED ▼ 1. DON'T over tighten bolts, get em' good 'ole hand-tight. 2. DON'T use power tools. 3. If you don't follow directions and do use power tools: 1). Set clutch at a very low setting. 2). Don't blow it. 3). If you blow it, see NOTE.* NOTE* Two extra threaded inserts are included in BAG PREP-EXTRA. That's all you get. 4). DON'T over tighten J-hooks during installation. Make 'em good and snug enough to keep the system from moving in the bed. 5).
ASSEMBLY: CENTER VERT + CABSIDE VERT NOTE: Perform the next few steps on a flat surface like a garage floor. • Attach center vert to cabside vert with four bolts. Alternate to tighten; BAG S1. PLACE HOOK ON CENTER VERT OVER NOTCH IN CABSIDE VERT CABSIDE VERT CENTER VERT S1 HELPFUL TIP: BAG S1, a.k.a "Bunker Hill," is required for most of the steps, so keep it close! These bolts are highlighted throughout instructions in RED.
ASSEMBLY: LOOSELY ATTACH STUDS (YUP) • LOOSELY attach studs to cabside vert with six bolts; BAG S1.
ASSEMBLY: ALIGN & TIGHTEN STUDS (YUP) NOTE: This step ensures the studs are properly located before tightening bolts. It's important. • Place ammo cans to support tailgate end of deck panels. • Lift deck panels on center vert + stud + cabside vert assembly. • Slide studs around L-R until deck panels are seated. • DETAIL A: Loosely secure four bolts to hold decks onto studs; BAG S1. • Now you can securely tighten the bolts that hold the studs to the cabside vert.
PREP BED: MARK CENTER OF BED • Use a marking pen or wax pencil to mark a centerline (blue) on the raised center bead.
PREP BED: SHIMS • 4 DOUBLE STACK SHIMS that look like this can be found in your hardware kit. • Using the information below: 1) Clean the bed surface where the shims will be located. Isopropyl alcohol (do not drink) is recommended. 2) Remove tape film and apply shim with the strength of 1000 men a.k.a push really hard. DETAIL B DETAIL C Align shim to channel in floor as shown. Place shim 5 1/2” from rear of bed (red). Align shim to channel in floor shown.
PREP BED: TAILGATE BRACKET NOTE: You will need to grab a pal for this step (or have incredibly long and flexible arms). • Remove factory tie down and bolts. Save all factory hardware. • DETAIL A: • STEP 1: Mark bed as shown (green holes). • STEP 2: Drill two 5/16" holes that you marked with a 1/4" drill stop. NOTE: To resist corrosion, seal the raw metal edges of the drilled holes with self-etching primer (available at most auto hardware stores).
PREP BED: MARK CABSIDE HOLES • Temporarily place cabside vert + center vert + stud assembly in truck bed. • DETAIL B: Make sure centerline arrow on cabside vert is aligned with your centerline mark (blue). • DETAIL A, DETAIL C: Mark the truck bed via the pre-drilled holes in cabside vert. • Remove assembly from truck bed.
PREP BED: DRILL CABSIDE HOLES • Drill four 7/16" holes at marked locations using a drill stop set to 1/4." • NOTE: To resist corrosion, seal the raw metal edges of the drilled holes with self-etching primer (available at most auto supply or hardware stores). • Install jacknut (yellow) onto jacknut wrench (orange) with 1" placement bolt; BAG PREP-MN3. NOTE: Do not use the slightly shorter dogpoint bolts also found in your PREP BAG. • DETAIL A: Insert jacknut into hole.
INSTALL: MOUNT ASSEMBLY • Place cabside vert + center vert + stud assembly in truck bed. • Secure assembly using two 9/10" dogpoint bolts and two washers; BAG PREP-MN3. NOTE: These are the same bolts as the dogpoint bolts in your S1 BAG. • Repeat passenger side.
INSTALL: C-CHANNEL • Loosely place driver side ammo can at tailgate corner of bed. • Place driver side C-channel on ledge of stud and ammo can with end plate cabside. • DETAIL A: Insert two bolts through C-channel into ammo can and loosely fasten with nut; BAG S2, BAG N1. • DETAIL B: Tightly attach C-channel to stud; BAG S1. • Repeat passenger side.
INSTALL: DECK HALVES • Loosely place driver side deck panel on driver side stud, center vert and ammo can. • Shift ammo can forward, rearward, L-R, as necessary to align with fully seated deck panel. • Loosely assemble: • Five bolts (without O-rings) through deck panel into center vert; BAG S1. • Four bolts with O-rings through deck panel into stud; BAG S1, BAG O-RINGS. • Eight bolts with O-rings through deck panel into ammo can; BAG S1, BAG O-RINGS. • Tighten all S1 bolts.
INSTALL: J-HOOKS • Loosely assemble driver side J-hook assembly in order shown through second closest tailgate side hole in ammo can; BAG J7. • Repeat passenger side.
DRAWERS: BRACKETS + WHEELS • Each drawer has a left and a right bracket. Bolt brackets into place via bottom two holes in bracket with 3/4" length bolts. Use the 2" length bolt for the upper cabside wall hole in bracket; BAG DRAWER 1. • Install a tube brace in each drawer with two 3/4" length bolts; BAG DRAWER 1, BAG DRAWER 2. • Attach wheels onto drawer brackets with a 7/32" hex wrench; BAG WHEELS.
DRAWERS: AXLE WHEELS + WEATHERSTRIPS • Slide narrow drawer into driver side drawer cavity. NOTE: It is easier to fully install narrow drawer first. • DETAIL A: Install two tailgate wheels onto narrow drawer axles with a 7/32" hex wrench; BAG WHEELS. • Repeat with wide drawer. • DETAIL B: Install weatherstrips on top of drawer edges WITH WIPER BLADE POINTING TOWARD DRIVER.
FINAL STEPS: TORSION BRACE + BOTTLE OPENER • Slide torsion brace under center vert and tailgate ammo cans. NOTE: If you jumped the gun and tightened the J-hooks when installing, loosen them. • Loosely install: • Two bolts with nylon washers through the end holes in torsion brace into ammo cans; BAG S1. • Two bolts with nylon washers through the bottom bottle opener holes and torsion brace into center vert; BAG S1.
BAM BAM: THE RULER • Center ruler in embossed area and screw three 1/2" length Phillips screws through the tailgate side holes directly into deck panels; BAG FINAL MID. NOTE: These are small gauge screws. Tighten to a light snuggle ONLY. • For the three cabside ruler mounting holes, drill each with a 9/64" bit and a drill stop set to 1/2". There is a lateral steel tube that runs on the underside of the deck at this location. (SEE UNDERSIDE VIEW OF DECK).
FINAL STEPS: AMMO CAN LIDS • DETAIL A: Ammo can lids are driver (marked L) and passenger (marked R) side specific. • DETAIL B: Holding lid in orientation shown, insert tab on tailgate end of ammo can lid and push the cabside end of lid down to secure. Don't be afraid to give'r the Fonzi to close, it's rugged. • Insert lock hole plugs, unless you ordered drawer locks! Install drawer locks now (instructions with locks); BAG FINAL MID.
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