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My Fuel Cell Install turned into a Tapered Bed! Pics!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JpEater, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I busted my factory tank in late november. I ordered a new 20 gal. fuel cell and was going to sink it in the bed but coudn't bring myself to cut my perfectly rust free bed. After some discussions with Nate my co-pilot/ co-fabricator we decided to taper the bed. I had made up my mind to buy some new skins instead of cutting mine off but as you can see I eventually was talked into cutting my skins off. To make a long story short this is my new fuel cell mount that got slightly off track. Here is a pic of the old bed, new fuel cell mount, overall shot and lastly the bumper.

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  2. Confedneck79K30

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    know how hot that would be with some shortened axles?? lol looks sweet for sure!!
     
  3. JpEater

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    Here is a couple that show the amount of taper I put in. Oh and a winch mount plate for future use.

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  4. Confedneck79K30

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    didya do the front too? i am thinking about tapering the front of mine and since it has an old flatbed, doing the rear a little too...
     
  5. JpEater

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    No didn't do the front. I keep telling myself that I won't but I also said that I wasn't going to cut up a good bed either. If I do taper the front it will be tubed with skins like the rear.
     
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    Looks good!
     
  7. GaBronco

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    yea that looks f'ing sweet! what did you build it out of?
     
  8. y5mgisi

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    THat is nice man! Exelent work!
     
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    Sexay!!:D
     
  10. JpEater

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    Its 1 3/4" DOM for the tube work with 14 guage steel tread plate floor and 3/4" Expanded metal for the sides to save weight.
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Me likes!!!:D
    There are some nice mounts on the wall too!!!
     
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    Yeah, I was looking at them too.:D
     
  13. JpEater

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    On opening day of Gun season here I was helping a friend work on his farm. About 45 min before dark I stopped working and climbed in a stand greasy clothes and all and killed this one.

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    looks sweet!

    question tho, why havent you made yourself a shackle flip yet?
     
  15. JpEater

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    Thats what everyone asks. I don't see a need. It flexes like a mo fo right now with good springs and greasable bushings. Last time I wheeled I was with a K5 with a 4" flip and I couldn't see a noticable difference between the two. It will ramp like crazy so I am happy.
     

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