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Flatbeds....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryoken, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. ryoken

    ryoken Vertasaurus Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    some may have noticed my recent tube bed K30 musings..

    as much as I'd like to do a CC with a semi short bed, I'm thinking it's more than likely gonna be a K30 single cab 131" WB, with the axle moved up just a bit.. chopped frame, as short a bed as possible...

    all this has led me to start saving photos of flatbeds.. I'm looking to do mostly tube, and have some specific needs, designs i want to do... but I figured just start saving em all for idea's...

    I'm gonna post em here in no particular order...... please add anything you may like/seen.. all flatbeds, from stubby to long are welcome/wanted... maybe this can be a good simple search for people....




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    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You may notice that those two and this one look fairly similar :whistle:

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    Dirk's (the first one posted) has always been one of my favorites :pimp:
     
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  4. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    i may be partial to the ORD crew, and the very first one you posted, because they's chebbys, but the design on them is clean, simple and functional
     
  5. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So why as short as possible?

    Flatbeds are the utility box of beds. You already have a wheeler.

    So I basically like a flat bed that has a headache rack and is flat, with some sort of pockets on it to put a side on it if needed.
     
  6. ryoken

    ryoken Vertasaurus Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    "as short as possible" being a relative term to doing it within the specs i mentioned... it'll still end up 5 to 6' long... it's not like i'm doing a CC on a burb frame or something...

    i just dont want to make a full length bed like fleetside long.. i think it looks much better.. proportionally... and I'm sure my tube order will appreciate it too... ;)
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That's funny, I like regular cab short beds but if it's an extended cab or crew cab I think anything besides an 8 foot bed looks goofy.
     
  8. ryoken

    ryoken Vertasaurus Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I love this dimensionally/aesthetically...



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    like i said tho, can't justify a CC body... plus, anything I did with a CC body would be a MUCH more involved project... I'll be DD-ing it and don't want to have to mess with anything cab forward...

    Avery, got a shot of your rig from the side?
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My k10? I'll dig one up. It's not really a "flat bed"... just an in progress cage plopped on the frame. :D
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ah I see. I am still for the more utilitarian design. I LOVED it when I had my cab and chassis truck it had like a nearly 8 ft wide 13 foot long flatbed, you could haul anything on that truck.

    As wide as possible I say. I think I would go over 6 feet long but not much. Just a foot or so past the rear tires would look nice.

    When talking about flatbeds the whole I like shiny things come out in me, the more polished aluminum or polished stainless the better :D:D
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It's a regular cab short bed frame with the axle pushed back a couple inches and about 6" lopped off the back of the frame...

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    ryoken Vertasaurus Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's about the length I'd like mine to work out to... it'll prolly be a tad longer tho, as I'm guessing your WB at 119, 120ish and I'll be around 126, 127ish..
     
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    Z71paramedic Wait....What??? Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That first reddish chevy is freakin gorgeous. I like the look and functionality of a flatbed too. Got some cool stuff showing up in this thread already.:waytogo:
     
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    Here are a couple for you.
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    I'm diggin the bogger racing stripes, but shouldn't you be running boggers? lol. Nice flatbed, btw. For me, an ideal flatbed would tie into the frame, and cage, have a place for the spare, toolstorage built in, rather than on top, storage for straps, and parts. Overbuilt and heavy.
     
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    The bogger strips were my friends idea, Oh not my rig by the way, He has boggers on the rear now but got a blow out going down the interstate....scary stuff. the back peice is actually part of a freightliner frame haha
     
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    This is a good idea for searching. Here is mine as it sits now.

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    Here is a smaller version.

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    I really like this rig. Similar wheelbase as my sub, but without the overhang and body panels to beat up. Very similar to my old red/white crew cab.

    The first pic with the Orange or red Chevy has been a favorite since I first saw it in the mag article that pic came from.
     

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