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we can get scholarships from the school $500-3000... and if we dont have any student loans (like me) then the money goes to me, i need to win that and then the flatbed and exocage idea would die again and the SFA would be reality.... but thats not gonna happen :(
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i found more of the one that Kyle posted.. such a clean bed, but i dont think my first time out with a bender will produce anything near that quality...

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and i thought this rig had a nice setup, axle wise too.. i think i'm going to make my walls nice and high towards the outside like this guy did.
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these 2 trucks are just awesome looking, and they are running 2 of my favorite tires lol
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Merry Christmas to me! I want one! That's sick as ***!
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here is another idea, I like it!!
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it has that safari look with the snorkle and flatbed with that rack on top
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yeap, I like how he made the rack with the flatbed, nice and neat.
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I like it too, lots of room for tools, spare tires, coolers, etc...
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what do yall think, 1.75" or 1.50" tubing?

im doodling on CAD right now.
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1.75"
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alright guys, bear with me, its been like 4 years since i screwed with AutoCAD
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what do you think would look better? i just found the 3D mode so i'll redo it all in that.. but heres the truck im currently modeling it off

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Are you talking about the whole side or just the rails? If it's just the side rails, I say 45*.
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that piece right there since i wont be using a bender probably

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this is my favorite flatbed.. I am sure it could be reworked to fit a 38" in spare as well.
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that piece right there since i wont be using a bender probably

I'd go with a 45*
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that ones pretty sweet, i see someone read at least the 1st page haha.. first part atleast


the lines dont line up from side to side... and its getting to me.. but im going on to the 3D model so w/e
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I think I like the way the 60 degree looks better. But I think the 45 would provide better tire coverage, protect from little rocks and other stuff getting thrown up a little better. tough call. can you go with an angle in between?? lol? like 52 or something funky..
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that ones pretty sweet, i see someone read at least the 1st page haha.. first part atleast
Ya and it's been a little while since I read it too, I guess I'll go back and reread it all...
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i need to go to TRS and stuff and find rangers with flat beds.. i see tons of yodas but like no rangers

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I think I like the way the 60 degree looks better. But I think the 45 would provide better tire coverage, protect from little rocks and other stuff getting thrown up a little better. tough call. can you go with an angle in between?? lol? like 52 or something funky..
i could it would be easy on paper but its gonna be a little more tricky to get it all put on the truck with weird angles, what do u mean protect from stuff getting thrown up? protect who? i still have to figure out some kind of removable fender/mud flap setup so i dont trash my back window and grab Mr.5-0's attention so easily

that'll be like the last thing i do though.. and most likely not drawn up or anything

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Ya and it's been a little while since I read it too, I guess I'll go back and reread it all...
ha, there's a few sweet trucks in there, but not much useful information
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ha, there's a few sweet trucks in there, but not much useful information
I noticed, but at least I am all caught up on my reading now.
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haha, good to know..

this 3D version is kicking my ***..
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Haha, Cad is fun.
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wanna get that thing started for me then shoot it over? or send me something in 3D so i can figure it out lol

i can kinda visualize it in my head but i cant make it work :(
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Best flat-bed EVAR
I just read this thread and this is the exact flatbed I would love. slightly different of course. huge thread on pirate about it to, extremely well made...
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huge thread about THAT bed? or yoda flatbeds in general? i've been through the whole 'new' yoda flatbed thread...
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that one in particular. it was in a magazine a few months back and I tracked it down on pirate. I can tell by your pics youve probably found it...
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