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Flat bed ideas...?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ol_grayfeather, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. ol_grayfeather

    ol_grayfeather Registered Member

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    Been thinking about building a flat bed and would like some ideas (pictures, drawings, things to watch out for and consider, or just good explainations) Cant decide if I want to cut down the frame and make a short flat bed trail rig or build a full sized bed and make it a tow rig. Also, can anyone see any problems putting a '79 cab (2 wheel drive if that matters) on to a '75 frame (4wd)?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> This page should give you quite a few ideas for flatbeds... </font color>
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    i hacked my frame and did htis to my truck.. check webshots for pics...
     
  4. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I realy like this one /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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  5. ol_grayfeather

    ol_grayfeather Registered Member

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    Thanks guys... nice link Shaggy /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Dan
     
  6. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    You have got to PM 79flatbed...........did a great job on his diamond plate flatbed. Cassidy is also a great guy.
     
  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, I like that one too, Frizzy, that style would look killer on your rig.
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Once I get a bender and some time Im gonna do one sorta like that but a little narrower in relation to the side of the cab /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i agree with frank talk to 79flatbed he has done a great job on his flatbed conversion and is a very nice guy and im sure would help you out he is also in our club /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    I have always's like Camo's set up over at PBB. There is a famous picture of hime rolling the truck. The truck is on it's second go over where he put the truck into a power slide on level ground. Here is a picture of it. I really like the bed boxes for your gear. The rear is a gate with the spare hanging on it. I happen to have a 74 K5 fram I could get if I wanted it. If I could get a cab and front clip I would seriously concider doing a build up like this for a rock basher.
    [​IMG]
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    how many K5s do you need Grimmy????
     
  13. ol_grayfeather

    ol_grayfeather Registered Member

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    Thanks guys...and just in case anyones interested I found this site too.

    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/flatbed/

    One thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of Toyota flat beds /forums/images/icons/confused.gif

    Dan
     

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