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Old 04-05-2007, 08:42 PM
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The back of the bed on my truck was just squared off, and so there was no edge to clamp anything or hook chains.
After only 19 years, I got tired of this so tonite after work I did something about it.
The first pic shows the back of the bed as it has been.
2nd shows a 3/8x2 flatbar clamped in place
3rd shows it all done with angle supports and some fresh paint.

1 1/2 hours from start to finish
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:52 PM
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Hey, I bet I could do that, Jeff - in about a day.
If I had a truck.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:03 PM
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Good job. Should help you with the clamping issue. I had a rig like that once(long gone) and had a Poly-Crane on it. I saw you had outriggers with screw jacks. Mine were just 4' pipe to extend and 4' pipe to drop.All pinned in place like a reciever hitch and the drop ones were regulated to be 1" off the ground when pinned.I wound up putting a pce of 1/2"x18"x48" on the aft end just like yours.It did some really bad things to my 22" Prowler one day when it got off the ball.....but thats another story..........What kind of crane do you have?
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:16 PM
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It's a 3203 Autocrane. I sure didn't need to get so fancy for outriggers, most of the time they never get used. They do have drop legs, so I don't have to crank on them all day.
I could have used plain 2" drop legs and saved a couple bucks.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:32 AM
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After only 19 years, I got tired of this so tonite after work I did something about it.
So, what the heck took so long in doing it? lol

Having something like that is way too useful to not have access to.

Nice idea for those that don't have that option tho.

Well done.(belated as it may be)
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jeff, hope you realised that the first job you go on you will need the "JUNK" you took out of the truck. so for the first time in 10 years you have a need for the "JUNK", LOL

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Thats a good idea.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:39 AM
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Looks good, Jeff. Not too big and hopefully not too small. Nice and easy. I like easy.
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After only 19 years, I got tired of this so tonite after work I did something about it.



So, what the heck took so long in doing it? lol

It took that long for Jeff to make up his mind.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:07 AM
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Very nice, should come in very handy.
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