what to use for flat bed dump piviot point

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    27,635
    Likes Received:
    2,389
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
    Build(s):
    4
    i am putting a flat bed on my cab chassie truck. what is the best thing for the piviot point on the cheep for money?
     
  2. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Posts:
    20,164
    Likes Received:
    2,432
    Location:
    Massachussetts
    Lots of ways...

    Many guys just use a peice of "C" channel with 1/2" plate "hinges" with
    1-1/4" pins...similar to the peice bolted to a truck for the snowplow to pin into,only facing upwards..

    I'm thinking of making my flatbed I mounted on a trailer frame made from a 2wd pickup chassis,a dump body, instead of being bolted solid..I was thinking of using two peices of pipe,one that slides inside the other, to make a "hinge",and mount the outboard ends of the "inner" pipe by welding and bolting it to the top lip of the frame rails,after cutting a notch out of the pipe so it would sit flat on the frame on each side..then weld the other pipe to the bed..

    There is a lot of ways to do this..I'm sure others will post photos of their dump bodies to help you out..I'd like to see some too!..:crazy:
     

Share This Page