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Look at my Flatbed
« on: Mar 30, 2004, 08:31:38 AM »
Check this out, made from 1 - 5/8 .120 wall, i think it came out pretty good, needs some lovin w/ a little sheet metal but its comin along.
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2004, 11:32:26 PM »
That is lookin good  :thumbs:
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2004, 09:34:16 PM »
Hey truck is looking good.
cant wait too see what its gonna look like with sheetmetal and all done and wheeling.
good luck with it.
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2004, 09:37:52 PM »
Just finished mine, simple, but strong.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2004, 11:49:31 PM »
 :thumbs: Sweet YotaYota, Whats next? exo over the cab 8)
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #5 on: Jun 02, 2004, 12:56:17 PM »
  How much does making a flatbed cost?

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #6 on: Jun 02, 2004, 01:02:25 PM »
with current steel prices about $3-600 depending on what you want to do.  You could build a real basic bed for about $200 but it'd be just that a flat bed with not much for style.
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #7 on: Jun 02, 2004, 01:08:58 PM »
 I am trying to decied if i want to keep my stock bed on my 85 x-cab and bob it or take it off and make a sick looking flatbed  :beerchug:

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #8 on: Jun 02, 2004, 08:40:10 PM »
I am planning on moving my rear axle forward and then building a flatbed.  I haven't decided on the look of the bed yet.  Your bed has given me some ideas.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #9 on: Jun 03, 2004, 07:17:06 PM »
with current steel prices about $3-600 depending on what you want to do.  You could build a real basic bed for about $200 but it'd be just that a flat bed with not much for style.
Hey !!!! :mad: I think my flatbed's pretty stylish !!! :biggthumpup: And it cost me $130 !! 60ft of 1-5/8 at 1.80/ft. Mind you its no finished yet, I jus got this spiffy diamond plate truck box from work for $50 (had dent), then needs some sheet metal. And yes Jimmyg its gonna have an Exo, have'nt got around to work'n on it w/ it bein the last couple weeks of school. :greengrin:
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #10 on: Jun 03, 2004, 08:16:08 PM »
I think bed bob is the way to go if you want a better departure angle, cool looks, and minimum price.  If you've done one before it can be done in about a day, if not it takes a weekend.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #11 on: Jun 04, 2004, 12:40:01 AM »

Hey !!!! :mad: I think my flatbed's pretty stylish !!! :biggthumpup: And it cost me $130 !! 60ft of 1-5/8 at 1.80/ft. Mind you its no finished yet, I jus got this spiffy diamond plate truck box from work for $50 (had dent), then needs some sheet metal. And yes Jimmyg its gonna have an Exo, have'nt got around to work'n on it w/ it bein the last couple weeks of school. :greengrin:
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I do like the looks of your bed, but you also bought a bender or had a friend that had one already.  That usually adds to the initial cost of a bed if you go tube.  On the other hand the flat bed on my 84 was built in high school by a buddy of mine and at that time it was just under $200 and it has basically no style or flair at all!  That is what I was basing my statement on, its not impossible to do it just takes some creativity.
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #12 on: Jun 04, 2004, 09:14:28 AM »
ive always pondered building a short box out of sheetmetal and tube.  kinda make it like an old willys bed :idea:

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #13 on: Jun 04, 2004, 10:38:09 AM »
  Well i never had experince doing bob jobs on beds  :smack: So i think it would be nicer and more cool maybe even cheaper to do a sick looking flatbed so i dont have to buy a bumper after the bob job or roll bars etc etc. Who wants to help me build a cool looking flatbed thanks again for your help.  :thumbs:

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #14 on: Jun 04, 2004, 12:10:00 PM »
Bumper? Oh wait, I live in Alabama; cops don't actually enforce those silly dmv laws.  Heck, you can drive all day with full width axles, no bumpers, mudflaps, cats or mufflers.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #15 on: Jun 07, 2004, 11:00:09 AM »
 I changed my mine i want to bob the bed all the way to the shackle and put a sick bumper and some rollbars. Now who wants to help? :beerchug:

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #16 on: Jun 07, 2004, 07:37:09 PM »
I think bed bob is the way to go if you want a better departure angle, cool looks, and minimum price.  If you've done one before it can be done in about a day, if not it takes a weekend.

I would have went in that direction but I live on the east coast, in the rust belt, finding an older toyota w/ a decent body or frame for that matter is a challenge in it self, I boght the truck w/ a wood flat bed, waaayyy to redneck for me....I saw the allpoo one, but the price was a little steep. So I bought the steel, and me and my friend Will, did it in a cuple hours, and I think mines cooler than the allpoo, bigger tubing too....
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #17 on: Jun 07, 2004, 08:55:36 PM »
I changed my mine i want to bob the bed all the way to the shackle and put a sick bumper and some rollbars. Now who wants to help? :beerchug:
I took 10 and a quarter inches out of my 82 shortbed.  It put the frame about a quarter inch from the back of the bed which now rolls under the frame.  I just put my chevies on and I'm gonna have to cut a notch in the back of the bed so that my shackle doesn't hit.  My best advice is to make sure its really, really close to square before you cut.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #18 on: Jun 08, 2004, 12:05:54 AM »
I love this flatbed, think it's the best one I ever seen  :biggthumpup:
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #19 on: Jun 08, 2004, 12:07:47 AM »
Ya thats nice  :yupyup: Some of Tinbenders work from the PBB and the back diamond plate is hinged so you can get the spare  :thumbs:
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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #20 on: Jun 08, 2004, 09:34:49 AM »
00h! I want that flatbed made just like that on my truck that looks sick and sweet but simple i love it. :drool:
Thanks again for all your help :beerchug:

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #21 on: Jul 01, 2004, 12:35:10 PM »
YotaYota, you used the mtechsupply bender?  How do the bends look?  kinked, flattened?  And you said you used bigger tube than all-pro, what size tube did you use?

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #22 on: Jul 02, 2004, 07:25:54 AM »
YotaYota, you used the mtechsupply bender?  How do the bends look?  kinked, flattened?  And you said you used bigger tube than all-pro, what size tube did you use?
Yea, its the mtech, no kinking, but slightly flattend, you can only tell by rubbing the the bend, you cant notice by eye, but it helps in knowing were to start the bend and getting everything symetrical. The tubing is a little bigger, 1-5/8ths, not much though.

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Re: Look at my Flatbed
« Reply #23 on: Jul 02, 2004, 12:26:12 PM »
I guess I could've read the first post on this thread to find out that it's 1 5/8 x.120 wall tubing.  :smack:

 
 
 
 
 

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