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that looks good!!!!
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can we see some side pics?

i want to see what the bed looks like by the cab.

looks great man. its on my to do list!
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can we see some side pics?

i want to see what the bed looks like by the cab.
I second that.
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give me just a min
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The bed gap gets a little wider with the way i did it but im sure there is a way to fix it its not that bad though





oh by the way i got my new back bumper built too and my half doors almost done

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you can push the bed sides toward the front and drill new holes for the mounts just keep it from hitting the cab but im sure you new that already
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thanks man.

what about the stress points you said to cut? not sure i understand where that is.

if you could describe that a bit better.

I may try to do this soon.
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thanks man.

what about the stress points you said to cut? not sure i understand where that is.

if you could describe that a bit better.

I may try to do this soon.
I think he means the cab wall of the bed. I could be wrong, but I suspect that when you start pulling the two sides together, that back wall is going to need some slits cut in it.
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where the red line is is the cut and the floor when you bring the back together will accually overlap the other side of the cut this is why the cut must be about 2 inches from the front of the bed because if it were next to the vertical wall it would not move anywhere because of the front wall
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So you cut that over lap down each time? Hmmmm....

How hard was it to actually bring the two sides together? Did you just shove them together, or did you use a ratchet strap or what?

And are you a VFF?
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when the sides are cut they will come together easily but you will need something to keep them close togther untill you bolt them down because they will spring back to the original place and im sorry what is VFF
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if your asking if i am a volunteer fireman yes i am on Oak Grove Fire Dept and I work in Nashville, tn dispatching ambulances and fireranger18 is my Asst. Chief
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if your asking if i am a volunteer fireman yes i am on Oak Grove Fire Dept and I work in Nashville, tn dispatching ambulances and fireranger18 is my Asst. Chief
Yup, that's what I was asking.
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i understand now, was confused at what you were talking about at first but i get it now. thanks!
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I serisously think I might do it. I think it looks so sick.
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yall can stop doggon on mine when ever you feel like it. I did mine in a limited amount of time not really giving a **** how it turned out, I plan on filling up the bed with brackets to hold stuff and spare parts so the gap wont really stand out until I get money/time/welder/tube bender to do a flat bed..

As for the wheel wells, I have a feeling your gonna rub, with mine cut out 3" the tire almost rubbed with the factory block in, now its off but the shock mounts are a little high so i cant get the full extent of the possible up-travel.

So what holds the sides together? did you weld the halves together or just put the 4 bolts back through?

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Dovetail looks killer man, lot better than Matt's... I'm gunna get my *** kicked for saying that.
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I want those half doors. I've been looking for some donor doors for a long time now for that swap!
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What is the point of dovetail ? JW
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What is the point of dovetail ? JW
Keeps it from getting hung up/beat up
I've been in a few situations where i looked back and saw a rock or tree a few inches from my bed and had it not been dove tailed i would have ripped it apart.
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K COOL Ill do it to my steppie LOL
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have fun cutting out the fiberglass wheel wells haha, cause those 35s are gonna rub, i can guarantee it.
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I have already wore off what will rub LOL now they tuck just fine.
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I have flexed it as far as it will go
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but once you pull the bed sides in, the lip of the wheel well is now above your tire..
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Yea, so maybe i wont. LOL
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