I've temporarily removed the BackRack headache rack from my 2010 1500 Silverado in order to install a winch onto the rack.
The nuts on the side of the rack that hold it into the stake pocket anchors were seized.
I had to use a lot of force when wrenching the nuts (in conjunction with heat and lubricant). In the process of forcefully removing the nut on one side, I managed to damage the stake pocket and the anchor. The anchor was bent beyond repair and it ripped out of the stake pocket -- damaging the side of the stake pocket/truck bed. Rust didn't help. And the existing box liner is in the way, making repairing the box body/stake pocket wall difficult.
Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of the damage. But the BackRack installation instructions below provide an idea of what the mechanism would have looked like new:
Picture the bottom nut & washer ripped right through the box wall.
The stake pocket walls and the stake pocket anchor are completely mangled and can't be re-used as designed. I tried re-installing the anchor but it just spun in the pocket and lifted out of the pocket freely -- defeating the purpose of the mechanism.
How can I re-install the truck rack when the anchor and pocket are damaged?