Re: New here with some questions
Sweet truck. Firstly, it's okay to be worried about your baby, I would be too. Pulling the frame bolts and extending them is actually pretty clever, I'm not sure I would have ever thought of that. Even if the wood did rot eventually, that bed is bolted on with like 8 bolts or something, so the bed isnt going anywhere.
Having said that, I'm with you, I wouldn't go that route. I'd do his first idea, and no, it won't hurt a thing. The structural integrity will remain sound, I promise. But either idea will work, so if you really don't want to drill holes then go with the extended frame bolt idea.
p.s...I'm pretty frickin awesome!