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Flatbed project for a 1972 chevy

well my friends old bed was all crappy and dented so he decided he wanted a flatbed.

and thats where i came in. My room mate just bought a bad *** welder so we figured we'd put it to good use right away.

here is the bed i made for him... exactly to his specs, i would have it different if it were for myself but i am happy with how it came out.

still to do on it.
-more supports across the bed
-angle iron on the front and back of the boards to hold them down
-paint the metal and varnish the wood
-lift the back of the truck an inch and the front 2-3 inches


i am going to start fabbing some parts like sliders and bumpers for sale... and i am even considering to attempt to make a flatbed kit for our trucks... all bolt on, granted it will be very different than this one.

anyways, i will get some more pictures when its all done, but i just wanted to share what i have done so far. let me know what you think!



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Looks good Alon the only think i know i would want is like a back peice hiding the back of the cab but thats me, what ever your friend wants
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yup... if it was me i would have done a headache rack to it and have some rails and a tailgate... but thats exactly what he wanted
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ya if he is happy then its all good, and this way was faster and easier on ya...
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I kept refreshing the page like "WTF weres my post?" and realized there are 2 threads....i said the same thing zach did in the other one, something was needed behind the cab...

Looks good though
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Looks really good, Alon, can't wait to come out and get the trucks done.
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dang.. someones been busy lol
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nice lookin!! just dont make your truck a flatbed!!!!!!!!!
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nice lookin!! just dont make your truck a flatbed!!!!!!!!!
dont worry... i wont.

although, if i do any for rangers... iw ill probably build it on my truck first then just put the bed back on.

thanks for the comments... it means alot
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Looks good, but I would want a piece to protect the back of the cab too.
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Looks good, but I would want a piece to protect the back of the cab too.

like i said... so would i

but this is exactly how he wanted it.

i drew up many differnt sketches for him and we were playing with different designs and this is exactly what he wanted....
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thats awsome dude, id love to be able to fab stuff up
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thats awsome dude, id love to be able to fab stuff up

its definately fun.... addicting almost
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that's insane man!! i personally don't really like the look but that craftsmanship is amazing! good job dude. which bumpers were you thinking about fabbing up? front or rear? or both?
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that's insane man!! i personally don't really like the look but that craftsmanship is amazing! good job dude. which bumpers were you thinking about fabbing up? front or rear? or both?
both.. anything really.

if you are interested i could make something and bring it back with me for winter break
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