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Old 05-03-2016, 09:28 PM   #61
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Very cool, friend. Nice shop, too.
Thank you, it's my stepdads shop
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:32 PM   #62
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Looks good and very red. Is that 2x2 and 2x4 tubing? How much will the bed weight?
Thanks! The bed will be all 2x4 tubing, and the cab part will be the 2x2.
I have know idea how much it will weigh, it won't be too terribly heavy though, I'm guessing just about as heavy as the old body and everything, or a little less.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:52 AM   #63
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If I had access to a shop like that, I would be single in no time.
And very cool that you're basically rebuilding the body!

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Old 05-04-2016, 09:02 AM   #64
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Just sitting here reading this thread again and going "WOW!". Major props and kudos to the OP!

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. This is gonna be AWESOME!

BTW: A clean shop is the product of a sick mind. (Yes, I'm jealous...)
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:30 PM   #65
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Thanks everyone!

Around here, if your house is on 5 acres or more, 75% of them have a big shop next to it, and the main use of them is just somewhere to have a few cold beers, haha! Of course they are not built for that purpose, thats just usually what ends up happening
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:23 PM   #66
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Well, I've got the bed mostly finished and mounted (very solid I might add!), and the diamond plate tacked on, just needs a few more welds and finishing touches.

I'm open for suggestions on what the outside skin of my 'sleeper' should be.?.?

Oh yeah, almost forgot my stacks!! How could I forget those!? Got'em off of eBay for a few pretty pennies, but my, oh my, are the worth it!
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #67
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Just WOW!

I'm not given to grand praise or longwinded attribution, but dude.... Seriously... If I was... THIS WOULD BE WORTHY OF IT!!!

Excellent work!
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:23 PM   #68
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nice flatbed! That project is looking great.

What are you're plans for wheel wells? Is there enough room between the deck and wheels to do without them?
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:35 PM   #69
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Thanks guys!!
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:43 PM   #70
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nice flatbed! That project is looking great.

What are you're plans for wheel wells? Is there enough room between the deck and wheels to do without them?
I'm pretty certain that there is plenty of room without wheel wells. After we got the bed set on the frame we put the front end loader of my stepdads big John deere tractor on the rear bumper and pushed down on it, the frame only moved at the most 1/4 of an inch before it picked the front wheels of the tractor off the ground. The only thing I may not be able to haul would be a load of round bales of hay, but that may be a good thing in the sense that I won't be recruited to haul hay, lol!
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