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pictures of flatbeds

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5texan, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. k5texan

    k5texan 1/2 ton status

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    i got an 89 1 ton but it has no bed sso i was wanting to put sorta tube framed flat bed thing so i dont have to worry about the tires rubbing in the back. any pictures would help
    thanks
    jared
     
  2. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I wanna build on like this.

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  3. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I just finshed building the skeleton of my flatbed. I think I'm just going to plate the top and forget it. I think it looks good now, simple and narrow.

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  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    RJ, I don't think you have enough ground clearance there, lol. Damn, dude, your truck speaks volumes about the wonders of ingenuity and fabrication. Someday I wish to be that clever!
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Why thank you, that means a lot to me! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Yes, I belive one of the best tools you can have for an off road rig is a welder, no matter what brand or type you can always save money and build wonderful custom things with a little math and a lot of grinding disks /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Heh, you called me clever... /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif
     
  6. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah I have seen a picture of that before. I like that one. Very well thought out. I can get my hands on a 74 K5 frame. I thought about droping a truck body on it with a flatbead. Camo over at Pirate 4x4 had one I liked. He had a set of Bed rail boxes on both sides for gear. It made it look like a SUV but it was all tube.
     
  7. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Here's a page with oodles and oodles of flatbeds. Pretty much all on Toyotas, but good for ideas.</font color>
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    hate to say it, but that is cool! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif [​IMG]
     
  9. kennyw

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    I drew up a generic drawing for a stake bed using Channel Iron. It is alot cheaper to buy channel than tubing but the tubing looks cleaner.
    Just click here
     
  10. Mikeyg79

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    Here is a pic of my buddies flat bed. Works pretty good, he pivots around trees with it. [​IMG]

    Mikey
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Sorry to go O/T here, but it's asafety issue so I'm gonna do it anyways.

    Mike, you might want to show your buddy this pic of what can happen when you hook a tow strap to a hitch ball. I found this pic on a website somewhere, but I've seen this happen before at Pismo, someone could easily be killed...

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  12. Mikeyg79

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    You are very much in the correct here. Hitch balls are not made as a pull point. He did that on a run with out me. Currently his bumper is tweaked up even higher than that from pulling people out.
    Everytime I see him, I ask about his new bumper he bought (1/4" steel, off a tow truck) and when he is going to mount it up.

    Mikey
     
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  14. blk87K5

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    I like that bed. I am currently debating on putting a truck cab and flatbed on my K5.
     

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