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Old 04-08-2008
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Building a Flat Bed

I'm thinking of building a flatbed for my 1992 Ranger as the original bed is rusted pretty bad. Does anyone have or know of a site that might have som DIY type plans?

Anyone see any pictures of aRanger with a (nice looking) custom home made flat bed?

Anyone know of any "got yas" I should be aware of before I go toall the trouble of pulling off the original bed?

Thanks for any input, Jack
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I actually own a flatbed 92 Ranger myself. After a wreck my grandfather and I built it out of wood, made it 8 inches longer than the long bed i had, it cost $175 bucks for us total, not including the mud flaps I'm not sure how much they were... as far as any problems with bed removal we had to grind off the bolts because they were rusted. I'm pretty sure it is legal in our state to drive without the bed if you have to, I just recommend getting the brake lights where they are visible and a set of mud flaps so you don't throw rocks at other cars, and take it a little slow since spinning tires is a lot easier without the weight. Anyway here is a few pics of my set up, of course going with metal would probably be more expensive, I'm not sure. Any other questions you have I would be glad to answer. Oh and I'm not sure of DIY sites or anything but I can give tips if you need it.
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wow thats a pretty good build on a flat bed i wouldn't use it but u did a good job makin it man. Congrats
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id like to see close ups. particularly on the underside, as to how u mounted the top plate to the frame.

Ideally, id think youd hafta build some kind of frame, either out of wood or steel, or maybe both to connect the top plate to the frame.

My personal thought would be to weld and bolt a piece of 3 or 4 inch channel to the top of the frame. and then stick a 4x4 pressure treated of course into the chanel. then build off that.
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