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Old 05-21-2023, 09:13 PM
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Default Wedged pickup flat bed.

I've owned this truck for a bunch of years now.

It's a cab and chassis and never since I've owned it had a bed on it.

Recently it's come into view that having a bed on it can be a plus but did not want to get locked into having it stuck there.

So with a little ingenuity I decided to use some blacksmithing tech and the bed will be slotted and wedges on the cross bars.

Pull the wedges and pull the bed apart.
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Old 05-22-2023, 05:41 AM
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Old 05-22-2023, 09:05 PM
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Pretty neat idea, going to take a lot of thought to make it work out right but I'm sure that part is already done.


Out of curiosity what do you do with the truck that you would not want the bed on it? I did have to miter the corners on my flatbed but I can haul all manner of trailer with it.
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:02 AM
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So getting little better with the plasma.

The notches were for the mortise or receiver tubes. 2" id.
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:05 AM
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Thanks. Sometimes my thoughts are great in my mind. .
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Pretty neat idea, going to take a lot of thought to make it work out right but I'm sure that part is already done.


Out of curiosity what do you do with the truck that you would not want the bed on it? I did have to miter the corners on my flatbed but I can haul all manner of trailer with it.
Trailers, bars of metal which I can fit 20fters under the cab and when I need to move something I strap a pallet onto the frame.
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:56 PM
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forged out the 8 wedges needed. Took about 1hr and first time at the forge in awhile.

It's super interesting with the elbow.. But feels so good seeing the metal move so readily.

3/8"X1". the straight side is square and will push against the beams. the tapered side is rounded to match the groove in the tenon.
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

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Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.

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Old 05-24-2023, 09:11 PM
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Trailers, bars of metal which I can fit 20fters under the cab and when I need to move something I strap a pallet onto the frame.
I made my headache rack narrower than the bed and can strap 20 footers on the edge of the bed if I really need to. Do it with 20 ft lumber more than steel, has to be something stiff enough to support itself. I have access to a 26ft gooseneck trailer 15 min away at the hay farm though so I don't pull that maneuver very often.
Keep us posted, this isn't something I'd have thought of but its a pretty interesting idea.
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Old 05-28-2023, 11:40 AM
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The concept is so it's adaptible in very short order.

The idea i feel is pretty solid, it's just using it for a little while and figuring out what extra could be done.

A side mount would be fantastic and easy to implement and really that is the concept.

Headache rack.. few mortises and these can slide onto the outside and get wedged in. Slip joint in the middle with pin or wedge.. done.
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

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My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Lathe? Maybe..... 1958 SBL 13"
Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.

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Old 05-28-2023, 12:11 PM
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by the way.. 1.25" can and will fit in the upper side holes..

This will lend itself to a sliding stock rack that can extend about 6 feet out.
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

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My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.

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Old 05-29-2023, 06:17 AM
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Well thought out and meticulous work. Thank you for sharing.

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