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tube bed pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HELLBENT DESIGNS, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    got the rear tubework sorted out. still gotta pull it off the frame and weld the underside. also clean up some of the crappy welds :mad: should hold up pretty good. 2" hrew tube welded to 3" x3/8" strap bolted to frame with 1/2" grade 8 bolts. :D

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  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    looks really nice man.
     
  3. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    :pimp: that looks freakin awsome :saweet: :thumb:
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    it looks cool... but what exactly is it designed to do other than protect the gas tank? what goes between the fuel tank and the tool box? that might shed some light on your design... :confused:

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  5. tRustyK5

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    I'd guess it'll help a lot with frame flex at the rear...

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  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol, no question there... but hell, we dont need no stinkin frame flex! ;)

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  7. Scott39

    Scott39 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for more cool ideas.
     
  8. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    dual batteries will be in front of the fuel cell. the distance from the front hoop of the cell to the one behind toolbox is only 20 inches so not that big of an area to store much!
    also what rene said, trying to control as much flex as i can without weldind to the frame. the bed will also have 1/4" rubber between it and the frame.still undecided if an exocage is in order if so that will tie into the bed with poly bushings.tool box is wider than i like (tires may hit it) it may go away for a narrower one :D
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    cool beans... i figured it was something just didn't know what and the empty space looked weird. ;) :) gj!

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  10. ProJunkRacing

    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    it would look cool if it was flipped upside down with a surface but it is a puzzeling design to each his own
     
  11. pauly383

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    Nice and very interesting . I have my other truck bobbed and body hacked off back there so the tank and frame are exposed . Looks like a good place to put a spare tire too :D
     

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