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i dont have the bed off yet but everything is loose and ready to be lifted off. since it is loose the bed teeters from corner to corner over an inch. it never used to do that.

my hopes for fixing the truck fast are deminishing. im thinking about looking into another car or something.
dude is it messed up that bad? man i would be baling right about now!
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Zach, it could as be from the torque of the pulling that your bed is twisted. It's metal and not extrememly strong metal. My thoughts would be from the way your truck was twisted it may have just twisted your bed, which honestly i hope is all that has happened. If you had a fleetside bed laying around i would definately drive to michigan and give you my flareside bed as a trade. I don't like my flareside, can't fit the quads in it like i could with my old red truck. But i'd definately get rid of the flareside in a heartbeat to help u out.
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Zach, it could as be from the torque of the pulling that your bed is twisted. It's metal and not extrememly strong metal. My thoughts would be from the way your truck was twisted it may have just twisted your bed, which honestly i hope is all that has happened. If you had a fleetside bed laying around i would definately drive to michigan and give you my flareside bed as a trade. I don't like my flareside, can't fit the quads in it like i could with my old red truck. But i'd definately get rid of the flareside in a heartbeat to help u out.

i will keep that in mind. if i find a fleetsie bed. who knows.
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dude is it messed up that bad? man i would be baling right about now!

its messed up pretty bad. im not joking about htis in anyway. ill take some pics tonight of the progress.
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Any update on the frame situation? Thatís what has me worried the most. I was hoping to hear that the body lift blocks were tweaked somehow and that was causing the bed not to sit level.
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Damn dude sorry that had to happen to your truck, that realy sucks. your truck looked so perfect too, and to see it get all banged up like this sucks. You should try to get it back to how it looked before. A fleetside bed would look so badass too if you came across one.

You and Bill both have rangers that are up at the top of the list on my favorites. Both badass trucks.
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buy an older ranger and BAG IT (:
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Man that sucks hope you get her running again soon
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It almost makes a person want to go buy an old BII or something to offroad with. Kudo's on using the truck.
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made some progress today and took some pics. the bed is what seems to be really screwed up. not the frame. i plan on taking it to a frame shop to have it inspected before i put it all back together.

plan is to buy some 4"x2" tube and box the rear half by removing the spare tire thing and bracing it as much as possible with the tube. redesign of a hitch is also in the works.

here are some shots before i called it a night.




all the parts and junk fill up half the dang garage it seems


looks like a beast from the front.
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dang dude....hope it goes well
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Holy Fish Man! Zach, it does look like a beast from the front. Hope it all goes well for you, keep us updated. Any pics. of the bed?
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looks like a beast from the front.
it is a beast!!!
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I hope everything works out for you. If everything is ok what are you going to do for a bed.

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dang. u took everything off.
Glad to hear that u think its the bed, not the frame.
Looks nice from the front...hope it goes back together well
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evan frame is still bent, you can see it. its just how bad. it dont look that bad but idk.

as far as the bed, im going to try and beat the **** out of the one i got to make it work. if it wont work, its off to find another flareside bed.
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I am glad that you think the frame is not bent, good idea on taking it to a frame shop to make sure. All I can think about is the what ifs and it sucks. Thats all I am thinking about at work and while I am home, I wish I lived closer.
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wish I had a garage like that. When the sun goes down..the modding stops :(
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evan frame is still bent, you can see it. its just how bad. it dont look that bad but idk.

as far as the bed, im going to try and beat the **** out of the one i got to make it work. if it wont work, its off to find another flareside bed.
If the frame is bent beyond repair are you gonna try to find another one or will the truck be done(R.I.P.)?
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If the frame is bent beyond repair are you gonna try to find another one or will the truck be done(R.I.P.)?

Im sure he doesnt want to think about that....lets hope for the best.
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well im glad you think its gonna be okay with some renforcement in the spare tire area... good luck getting it back together
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If the frame is bent beyond repair are you gonna try to find another one or will the truck be done(R.I.P.)?

if its beyond repair i will cut the frame off fro mthe cab back and completly rebuild the back half. it will be many times better than what it ever was.

totaled is never an option. i love this truck.
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if its beyond repair i will cut the frame off fro mthe cab back and completly rebuild the back half. it will be many times better than what it ever was.

totaled is never an option. i love this truck.
Very glad to hear this! You are my hero and your truck is my trucks hero!
Any idea how long it will be until it is back on the road(& in one piece) if the fram is repairable?
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wow.....what cant you do?
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i cant do alot of stuff. trust me.

it just takes time and a willing to learn. some extra money is a plus too. wish i had some of that. lol

btw knowing friends that build race cars helps as well.

as far as driveable. im waiting on a few parts and an axle.
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