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Bobbing a pickup bed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 72THING, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. 72THING

    72THING 1/2 ton status

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    I have a longbox truck and it has a massive rear overhang. Even with about 8" of lift and 39.5" TSLs and a tucked up high rear bumper, I drag the rear bumper a lot. (I love to climb vertical ledges) So I was thinking of cutting off the rear most section of bed and framerails right behind the rear spring hangers. Have any of you done this before? How hard would it be? The concept seems simple, but its probably harder that it sounds. Plus I'm not the greatest at body work. Thanks.

    Will
     
  2. Tweetysuarus

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    My friend in Washington did it to his K30! It works well! No pics available though.
    Bill
     
  3. zakk

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    access to a plasma cutter would make it much easier, i would imagine. a few members here have done it. maybe flip through the member galleries and send out some PM's.

    Thing to watch for would electrcial and fuel lines (duh) but other than that you could just hack it off in two pieces.

    1) remove the bed

    2) Cut frame to desired point

    3) measure mounting bolts, cut bed to frame point

    4A) French in old tail lights, or

    4B) Fab up some lites that are in your bumper

    5) Reinstall, good excuse to g wheeling. "But honey, i have to go out with the boys! i gotta check clearences" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    As always, it sounds alot easier types up on the internet. I would guess this would be a good winter project, since there would be a good amount of down time.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a pic of my buddie's(laketex, but don't tell anybody)Blazer bob.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    just don't get carried away and put a j**p hood on it /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Hey Jeff...we're in the process of widening the "hood" by a foot and adding a "cowl induction scoop"! Stay tuned!!!
     

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