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running bedless??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by casper, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. casper

    casper Registered Member

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    Got a long bed chevy, going to pull the bed off to put on another p/u I'm trying to sell. When you run without a bed I assume you lose some traction, how do or can you solve that problem? Also was wondering how hard it is to shorten the frame?
     
  2. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    Do you want to cut off the over hang or move the rear axle forward? Or do you want to move the rear axle forward? If you want the second, this is what i did:

    Spring hanger rivets removed and relocated forward 23 13/16"
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    MAssive overhang soon to be cut off
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    closer shot of overhang and bracket location.
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  3. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    After overhang was cut off.

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  4. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Bedless isn't too bad, I drove mine like that for a long time

    You brake a little wierd and you can light up your tires real easy but beyond that it's no big deal

    Make sure you hook up some brake lights though
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    you can bolt a pallet down and then some wights on it to help with traction. keep in mind you will most likelye be required to run mud flaps. brake lights. a support rod for your fuel tank.

    go easy on the skinny pedal and all will be fine.
    Grant
     
  6. k204dr

    k204dr 1/2 ton status

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    what are you doing for fuel tanks? I want to do this but i want to keep the twin saddle tanks.
     
  7. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

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    Casper probably won't see this (not online much) so I'll take the liberty of answering... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    He got a tank from a chevy frame (not sure what model) that was about the same as a K5 tank and we stuck it between the rails up close to the cab.
     

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