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does it look like a flat bed yet? I don't think the sheet metal can take another run so its got to go. I like the look but its time to get practical

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June 4th, 2015, 12:43 pm
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Time for an exo!

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How exciting. Let me know if you want a hand working on it. Good old fashion metal fab

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going for the bigger picture

1. remove the old bed
2. install doubler
3. relocate gas tank
4. remount shocks
5. build flat bed.

should be fun.... right?

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June 4th, 2015, 7:49 pm
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drkhrs925 wrote:
going for the bigger picture

should be done .... right?

fixed it for ya


June 4th, 2015, 8:24 pm
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If it's gonna be wider than the cab put some angles in the front corners so it will deflect the trees instead of grabbing them. Doh!

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June 4th, 2015, 8:51 pm
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If it's gonna be wider than the cab put some angles in the front corners so it will deflect the trees instead of grabbing them. Doh!

learning from the likes of you and my current bumper that grabs every thing on the trail,,, going narrower than the cab :thumb:

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June 5th, 2015, 7:49 am
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Nice Dave! I think it'll look good, I like flatbeds on pickups.

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I wouldn't go narrower, the cab will take more abuse that way. Build it same width as the cab and strong enough to hold the suspension off of stuff (or even scoot the ass end over), and not get damaged.

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I wouldn't go narrower, the cab will take more abuse that way. Build it same width as the cab and strong enough to hold the suspension off of stuff (or even scoot the ass end over), and not get damaged.

I've got stout rock sliders for the body. I hope this will be strong enough because I'm compromising for weight. the tube is 2x3 but fairly thin wall ~1/8. The alternative was 2" 1/4 wall and that was just too heavy. If the tube starts to take damage I will just upgrade. I guess the Dusy will let me know.

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Do you have rock sliders at multiple levels, and on the fenders?

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I think 1/8 will be strong enough. And honestly if it dents a little who cares? The tube on my rock sliders is .120 hot rolled and they're bent to shit in a few spots but still highly functional.

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get some 2" plate or angle iron and plate the sides.


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But you should see the other guy

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Chunk of a broken harbor freight cut off wheel?

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