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Author Topic: Flat bed  (Read 578 times)

ED-NY

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Re: Flat bed
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
That bed looks great on the truck.

Don't know how you are going anchor the bed and frame rails...but I suspect you'll get some squeaking where the rivets make contact.  You could cut a long 1/2" thick strip of spruce along the frame and put holes at the rivet contact points so the spruce won't shift. Could use rubber mats also. 

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Re: Flat bed
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 11:23:53 AM »
Thanks Ed,

Its been a lot of work, I cut off the Head ace rack, remove 14 inches from its height, cut off 2 feet from the front, to move the goose neck up where it should be. cut off the mangled hitch, so it would not be in the way of my new hitch. I have decided to raise the bed one inch, above the frame rails that will space it off the factory rivets and bolts, it will also give me more tire clearance. I have some 4 inch heavy wall channel, I will be welding it to the bed and bolting it to the frame. I still have to rewire it and transfer my tag and light.
I hope to run the gas filler hose between the frame of the bed and the bed floor there is 3 inch gap there, I hope it fits.

Q. will I be required to still have a bumper? or does the drop down back of the bed cover that law?

Well, it is short like I wanted.
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Re: Flat bed
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 04:23:09 PM »
From what I understand that drop down in the back qualifies as a bumper - here in NY anyway.

 


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