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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?
there are bolts in the floor, the straps keep it from shaking too much

I'm gonna weld up some cross braces or some sort.. I may try and cut the floor out more to fit the old chunk back in and put some square tube below the floor and use self tapping screws or rivits and do that to attach it.. or strips of metal ribbon and rivet it, dunno yet.

Trail gear tends to fall into the "tool box" category and i have an extended cab which is where my sleeping bag/tent normally goes anyway.

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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?
look above.
and i may cut more out w/o replacing any. idk yet. i need time and $$ to work on it at this point, i got as far as i could for free.
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How is it attached right now, did you just drill different holes for the body bolts?
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All makes sense now? How are you going to mount the spare though?
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How is it attached right now, did you just drill different holes for the body bolts?
the ones closest to the cab are in the stock place, the ones at the end are drilled 6 1/4" out..

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All makes sense now? How are you going to mount the spare though?
dunno, my buddy made like a bed cage like that camburg guy did for his shocks and tire.. i may do something similar.
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So if you cut the bed the way it is now on the frame so that its is squared off. You could place the piece you cut out in there and then put some cross braces on the frame to attach it to. Use the stock bed bolts. And then weld them together. I know badkarma has a welder and I know you work at a shop. AND YOUR FULL OF EXCUSES!!!



Biotch! Get this thing done. lol
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i work at a fix cars shop lol

not a fab **** up shop. Kevan's a busy guy, I can use my buddies welder too.. i just have no money, i need to get this 3rd member ordered asap, and thats my main priority i wanna go wheelin
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i work at a fix cars shop lol

not a fab **** up shop. Kevan's a busy guy, I can use my buddies welder too.. i just have no money, i need to get this 3rd member ordered asap, and thats my main priority i wanna go wheelin
All I hear is blah blah blah I'm a dirty tramp.
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Looks bad ***
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All I hear is blah blah blah I'm a dirty tramp.
Yea, I'm w/Adam on this one.
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I just ordered a geared/posi 3rd member.. screw the bed I'm goin wheelin
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wtf does that mean?
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That's what I'm talkin about!
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hell yea, All i need is my cooler!!

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wtf does that mean?
im just ****ing with you lol i have never seen it done like that i have only seem it don where they cut a v out and pull together then weld it back up never seen it done with the whole center come out.
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i didn't want to screw with getting all the bed liner off to try and weld it..

I've seen it done this way a few times, i got the idea from a guy in Wyoming that was from NM with a yoda..
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I just ordered a geared/posi 3rd member.. screw the bed I'm goin wheelin
Why in gods name would you get a L/S?
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dunno, my buddy made like a bed cage like that camburg guy did for his shocks and tire.. i may do something similar.
You have any pictures of it?
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Why in gods name would you get a L/S?
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Going to take the spare tire mount off?
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No locker??? WTF??? lol. guess that was a money issue as well. Been there. Hell, I am there... wait, im always there...
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Why in gods name would you get a L/S?
Yeah i think a spool would be cheaper?
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Why in gods name would you get a L/S?
I like my tires

and its still a daily driven truck.. once i get some 16.5" wheels and some cheap ****ty H1 tires I'll get a spool..

about the same price, i paid $495 shipped.

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Going to take the spare tire mount off?
I may do a baja style 2 tire side-by-side standing up kinda thing where a tailgate would be.

2 new MTZs is about $500, i can get a complete set of used tires for 500.. so idk. when the time comes I'll figure it out.
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No locker??? WTF??? lol. guess that was a money issue as well. Been there. Hell, I am there... wait, im always there...
it'll be fine, i wheeled with the ford LS for a while and with the spooled front i should be able to do quite a bit..

and yes money is an issue.lol I had to barrow some money for it, hopefully i ordered it in time.
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$495 for a complete 3rd member? If so thats pretty cheap!
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a spooled one was 430..

but I dont want a rear spool until its not a street truck anymore
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