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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 04:32 PM
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flexing issues

I had the rear end of my 76 longbed 3/4 ton completly flexed on a rock and it was a nasty site. The bed was twisted! It was sticking out 2 inches on the passenger side... I have brand new bed bolts and the bed is in good shape. I dont understand, is my frame bending? This spring I am going to fully box it from the cab back and make more crossmembers for it because i dont like whats going on!

Another issue to correct or improve this is suspention choices. I am looking into getting the ORD shackle flip for my truck and was thinking about the 4 inch flip and keeping my stock 3/4 ton springs. but would it work better if i got the 2 inch shackle flip and then bought 2 inch EZ ride rear springs, because those would be softer i think.

So what do you all think?

Thanks, joe
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 07:38 PM
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Re: flexing issues

Yes, the frame is flexing. It's just a rolled c-channel shape, not nearly as robust as the more modern fully boxed ones. Body mounts could be an issue if you're noticing the difference between the cab and box.
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