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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2001, 09:49 PM
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(Yet Another) Flatbed/Utility Bed V4

HAHAHAHA SEE !?!? YOU CAN MAKE COOL STUFF IN WORD 97!



I decided to go with solid sides so I coul still just throw smaller stuff in there without it sliding right off the side and onto the ground. Plus it means more diamond plate. That stuff expensive around here $96 for a 4x10 sheet. Could someone price 2x3 and 2x2 tubing for me too? I don't need it very thick.

Also, how much do you think I could sell my bed for?

Thanks for the interest, any suggestions are appreciated.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 02:08 PM
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Re: (Yet Another) Flatbed/Utility Bed V4

save your bed and make a trailer out of it. you already got lights and a closing tailgate to use. be good sized as well since you wont have a bed anymore.

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Im selling my bed sunce its in good shape. I'd need to find a frame and axle to do a trailer too.

Actually with the toolbox in, the bed will be 5.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 more room than I have now. cool eh ?

Im trying to figure out how to do a removeable top. Desert Rat any ideas? I was thinking lots of sheetmetal replaced with steel and fabbing up some plexiglass windows. Hmmm, maybe not. Gonna order a rollcage soon tough.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 03:29 PM
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It's probably WAY outside your budget, but have you thought of using 80/20 aluminum for a bed? We use the stuff at work to build enclosures and such, and I always thought it would be a cool and extremely lightweight way of making a flatbed.

Their website is something like www.80-20.com [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: (Yet Another) Flatbed/Utility Bed V4

Since the removable top is something i have considered as well, i do have an idea. Cut off the current one, but cut about 1/2 inch total between the truck and the top. then weld in a 1/4 inch piece of sheet metal between the two with a bit sticking out towards the inside to put bolt holes in and viola! removable hard top. That was me and a friends only brainstorm on the idea so there might be a better way. Maybe a little thinner strips could be used and some insulating foam for keeping it dryer inside.

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That Suburban in the Top Truck Challenge looked hella cool and all he did was cut the overhang off. *Cheap* *effecive* naw. That bed rust/dent free or even having a little of both would bring every bit of $300.00 If someone needed it. Cuz the boys down here just take em off when they get bad. lol

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