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gonna have to beef up the receiver and modify the square tube under the bed so it wont hit the hitch when i dump. lights are cheesy to
 

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Looks way sharp.

Someone offered to put a dump hoist on my f-350 for 1700 bones.

Thinking of welding screen mesh to my rack.

But this is your thread.
Willie, you're quite the handy fella.
 

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thanks for the compliments:) not my thread, anyone feel free to add on, i know brendan has a project coming up
 

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That's a beauty Willie. Excellent work. I may steal some of your pics and talk to my machine shop buddy's if you're ok with that?
 

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sure, the sides are 12 ga. i would have done them in 1 piece each but their break was 2 inches to short, it will be stiffer this way but more welding
 

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So they took bent regular sheet in their brake as opposed to getting it preordered? (Makes sense, it's something I was wondering).


Lookin SNAZZY!
 

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yup, they were going to each side as one but they could only go 9 inches in from each end so they offered to shear it in the middle, break it and seam it back together or shear 2 inches out of the middle and throw in 2 inch tubes for each side. i took the second option, wish id have taken the first but this will be stronger
 

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Seaming it back together.... welded or folded? I can't immagine a weld that long being both free and flat.

The 2x2 tube, is the sheet set on the inside wall, outside wall, or in the middle?
 

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it would have been a free weld as they told me they could do it whole and ordered the steel. i need the exterior flat for my signs so the sheets are butted up to the 2x2.
brendan, i was shooting for 6 feet tall but id have had to order a 7 foot sheet and thats special order, then they cut it in 2 so i could have :dur:
anyway its a 6 foot sheet with a 4 inch break at the top and the 3 double breaks in the middle, 5 1/2 ish
 

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ive got 3 more sheets at the steel yard, probably do 4 or5 more double breaks on top and pointing up, last sheet is for the front. scrap for the upper corners w/lights and scrap for the main tail lights
 

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I would like to get me something like that pretty quick. What are you going to have for tool boxes?
 

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not sure steve, ive got that cross body box, prolly a couple under body boxes, maybe one over the cab. i cant get a blower into the cross body :(
 

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1 year:) its got a better body, the box tips higher on the new one, the old one you have to back up and hit the brakes a couple times to get the chips out. just needs to go 6 more inches, plus ive never wanted to dump the money into painting it as it still wont be pretty. i like pretty trucks:D
 
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