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I love it. What are you going to for a bumper, or did I miss that?
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while you are hacking up your bed you should push the rear axle forward like 9" and cut that much out of the front of the bed also, that would be BA. looks sick so far.
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Thanks everyone

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Sick! Are you going to chop the tailgate down too?
I'm going to attempt to, and if it doesn't work I'll build something fancy.

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I like it.

How did the bedside react when you pulled it in? Anything funny? Or did it keep its shape?
the farthest forward bolt is in the factory hole, then the farthest back i drilled new holes, so there was no bending.. which i need to tweak since the metal support under neath is all funky and didnt flatten out right on the driver side.

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I like how you just cut the bed in half...
yep
its how my buddy did it, if i had more time, and a welder worth a damn i may have done it differently.. but this way was easy

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Looks badass man, I like your license plate mount too lol. You need to buy a couple cans on the cheapest black spray paint you can find and paint all under your truck with it.

You planning on putting that big tube bumper back on it, narrowing it down, or making a new bumper?
might do a tube bumper, maybe the 2x4 described below combined with tube around the sides.

and i have a few cases of cheap black paint, i just had no time today.

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I love it. What are you going to for a bumper, or did I miss that?
I had it typed then Firefox screwed up..

I'm gonna weld in a piece of 2x4x.250 and weld on some d-shackle mounts, maybe a receiver..

then put fair leads on top of it and mount my other winch on top of where the stock spare tire mount is.

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while you are hacking up your bed you should push the rear axle forward like 9" and cut that much out of the front of the bed also, that would be BA. looks sick so far.
the wheel base is staying where it is..
if it moves it'll be an inch or 2, not 9" haha...

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awsome man, i only hope your new bumper doesnt resemble your old one at all that thing was kinda ugly......
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I really want to do this... I love it. In time for me though.
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I really want to do this... I love it. In time for me though.
haha
you cut the bed sides, there's no turning back now


i think 034x4 just cut the sides off, then cut the floor at an angle and welded the sides back on, but i could be very wrong.. looking at his truck it looks like thats how it was done.
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awsome man, i only hope your new bumper doesnt resemble your old one at all that thing was kinda ugly......
nope it wont..

cutting the bumper off was my way of bobbing it for now


i don't have the patience to weld sheet metal.
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you cut the bed sides, there's no turning back now


i think 034x4 just cut the sides off, then cut the floor at an angle and welded the sides back on, but i could be very wrong.. looking at his truck it looks like thats how it was done.
I am just going to bolt the sides on the frame. gonna cage the back half.
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I definitely wanna see more pictures!
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everytime i try uploading pics on **photobucket** it closes mozilla :/
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duh, forgot about my contrib. perks

well wtf. attachments aren't working either.. lemme try phototurd again.
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Chuck, these 2 are for you!

proof i did a burn out.. maybe a 1 tire fire, but damnit its the first time on 35s i've done it on dry ground!!

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now the cut bed sides dont look as ridiculous if you ask me.. then again i may be more occupied staring at the dovetail awesomeness



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one of my favorites
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please excuse the following.. of all people you would think could operate a camera, it should be a girl right? yea no, she had it on the wrong setting, but a few came out kinda cool..

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That is the gayest truck I have ever seen.
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^^ Just jealous cause he doesn't have one anymore
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Power brake FTW!! lol I see no Trail Gear stickers!!!

Looks good. It would kill me to not have a bed.
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haha yea, i was gonna edit and point it out, guess you beat me to it..

that was one of the burn outs.. its ok I'm ordering a posi 3rd member with 5.14s hopefully tomorrow so i can roast both 35s!!


and yea, i need to do something.. i just lost my trash can :(
that and i wanted to drop my tail gate and eat lunch on it the other day.. but oh wait, no tailgate haha.
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How are you going to finish up whats left of the bed?
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finish up?

I'm going to attempt to put the old stuff back in.. if i cant idk.. I'll cut the rest out lol..

my current plans are
-get a rear winch mounted
-spare tire carrier
-new shock mounts
-powertank mount
-new tool box
-cooler mount, you gotta have the cooler
-place for spare driveshafts and axle shafts.
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^^ Just jealous cause he doesn't have one anymore
I still have the ranger. lol Its sitting in the parking lot right meow. I said I have it sold. Didn't say it was gone. It will be gone at the end of May when I move to California.
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then dove tail it!
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Ya finish up. I mean so it's not held together by tie down straps and maybe fill the gap in the middle of the bed so it can hold trail gear without falling though the frame and hitting the axle and drive shaft. Are you planning some kind of tube tailgate that a full size spare can mount to?
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finish up?

I'm going to attempt to put the old stuff back in.. if i cant idk.. I'll cut the rest out lol..

my current plans are
-get a rear winch mounted
-spare tire carrier
-new shock mounts
-powertank mount
-new tool box
-cooler mount, you gotta have the cooler
-place for spare driveshafts and axle shafts.
What were your plans for the floor? Did I miss that?

You gonna try and cut the cross bars out of the stock floor and then cut it to fit inbetween and weld it back up?
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then dove tail it!
It might already be done....


What did I tell you in my text about doing the dove tail... I did have a few free hours today.


lol
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