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Build a new flatbed

Discussion in '7.3L Powerstroke Diesels' started by m67tang, Oct 10, 2018.

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    ive removed the utility box bed from my 1997 f250. I’m building a wooden flatbed for it. Need to figure out exactly how much tire clearance I need. 30CF0B3F-6D52-4B7C-A14E-E408BFDB7713.jpeg 30CF0B3F-6D52-4B7C-A14E-E408BFDB7713.jpeg 30CF0B3F-6D52-4B7C-A14E-E408BFDB7713.jpeg 1816656C-CAFD-487D-9471-62BA0F1D8DBA.jpeg AE86E3E9-6AE4-44D8-830A-D302E45A97AC.jpeg 47E76D89-9D84-419F-BFD6-FF5DE969717E.jpeg 20A9EA4F-FCF0-407E-B761-4D7B2584920A.jpeg
     
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    Hmmm. Got multiple pics. Anyway, cleaned frame with needle scaler. Washed. Degreased and then started applying rust proof md from Napa.

    I’m running 235 85r16 tires. Don’t plan to ever run different.
    Planning a wood flatbed made of treated 2x8 wood. This seems to give me 7” of clearance from tread to bed. Is it enough?
     
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    I’ve went with 2x10 treated for more wheel clearance over the wheels.
     
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    I'll be watching this thread. Might be doing this myself before long.
     
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    New shocks while I’m working on it. D41F4488-434E-4A0A-B8D8-18D2EAF5A81D.jpeg
     
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    Also put a new rear fuel tank in today. New gaskets for the sending unit and breather.
     
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    Got some more done today. This is a rough perimeter. I gotta cut wheel well openings. Buy some more lumber and angle iron. 7BF4D2A0-933E-4093-BD10-CFA29BBB9D32.jpeg 354969B6-55BE-44A4-B284-9DAD48EDDE21.jpeg 561D4B7C-F163-43B9-A567-AC1D73A8D5BC.jpeg

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    I got a little further today. Cut wheel well arches. Installed the fuel filler necks. 3971551A-C7D3-4085-9482-B74378ECDBF3.jpeg E59D2913-63C7-4DC4-AD64-1160EBB1E6B3.jpeg 59908B93-09F5-46D8-A998-0D918102A9A6.jpeg

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    64799433-5DDA-446A-AB6B-F592240591EB.jpeg I’ve done only a small amount of work on truck last couple days. I’m awaiting parts I’ve ordered online. This pic shows how I installed angle iron bolted to the frame verticallly up onto the wood. More pics to come
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    After having a flatbed I don't want another truck without one.
     
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    594E9B2C-7441-421D-A377-796D9EF612A9.jpeg B5266212-8351-46D8-B70B-3BD0593D9120.jpeg B675A0CD-E6BF-4F70-BBC3-3E5BD5A6DDC8.jpeg B938D9BF-509B-419E-873E-80BFC75879CA.jpeg These a going to become inner fender wells, or wheel well liners. To lessen road salt and mud etc ...from getting all over my truck. Made from poly drums :Thumbs Up
    Way cheaper than what I’ve found to buy.
    I’ll try to get pictographs them mounted on the truck too.
     
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    Just another pic to show how it’s framed on the truck. F370D340-ECA1-45F7-8732-800F7B0729F8.jpeg 07F93C36-40D9-412D-B87B-2AF455F5DD86.jpeg
     
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    CBB7CC7E-47FE-408A-9944-AEC3992D93D0.jpeg E85EE66E-CA96-4DEA-8836-C0013689BB71.jpeg It’s not perfect it’s still getting large mud flaps. But this beats having no wheel covers by 1000%

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