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thoughts on a flat bed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TorkDSR, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    i was just putzing around watching matt (shaggy) rewire my engine copartment when i thought about A flat bed. i have a 79 k15 and the bed is going.....anyone ever do a flat bed? im thinking steel frame and aluminum flooring. i have most of the material but no ideas or time. just looking for input

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  2. laketex

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    lots of people do flatbeds. Are you looking for a trail type or work type? We build working type flatbeds at my company, and they're some of the best out there. But I imagine you're talking about a high clearance lightweight trail bed. Go over to <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com>www.pirate4x4.com</a> and check out the toyota section. Loads of good flatbed ideas over there!!!

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    watching matt (shaggy) rewire my engine compartment

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    hmm...sounds like Shaggy got the short end of the stick!



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  4. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Im gonna do one for sure i have some pics on my website w/ an idea I got off of a Hoyota. ResurrectionJoe (sp?) also has an awesome idea for one. i dont have my bed on at all right now so its just a matter of time before I get started.

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  5. shaggyk5

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    well, I've been bitching to him about the ridiculous state of wiring under his hood for damn near a year and a half now, but it was such an imposing job that we never really wanted to get into it, but since we popped in his other battery tonite, and had to move some stuff anyway, i climbed in there and made sure the wiring was run a little neater this time. looks about 110 percent better.

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  6. TorkDSR

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    are you anal or jealous?

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    flatbeds are great,i have had several(i just finished putting one on a rusty k10 i picked up awhile back)aluminum and diamond plate decks look cool but but wooden decking is a lot less slippery, stuff doesnt slide around near as much on wood

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    Nether!!



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  9. laketex

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    want a bunch of ideas?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sonic.net/jkwaters/flat_beds_by_the_bunch.htm>http://www.sonic.net/jkwaters/flat_beds_by_the_bunch.htm</a>

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    thats some good ideas, but mine will b even more bad A$$, all of those were on Yotas, but thanks for the link it got things going in my mind

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    of those toy's designs, these are the closest to what i was envisioning the other day:

    http://www.sonic.net/jkwaters/images/bed2a.jpg
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sonic.net/jkwaters/images/quary02.jpg>http://www.sonic.net/jkwaters/images/quary02.jpg</a>

    You Guy...

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  12. laketex

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    no prob. Man as a previous toyota owner, I still get tons of ideas from them. Seems they've been doing the same stuff as us, just a couple years before hand.

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  13. Seventy4Blazer

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    i plan on doing a flat bed if i ever roll my blazer.
    or once my blazer is done i am going to buy a blazer frame and build it with a crew cab and flat bed for the rest of the frame.
    (if the wife lets me)
    Grant

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  14. laketex

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    that's gonna take some serious cutting on the crew cab to work....too much body work for me.

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  15. Resurrection_Joe

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    Hey the day I come back I have 10,000 posts to read and the newer one is about flatbeds, yeah I have a bunch of ideas, I have an outdated paln on my website, feel entirely free to email me about my ideas.

    1978 K20 - 355ci, np205, th400, D44, 14F, 7" of Lift, 36 x 14.5 TSL Radial
     

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