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a custom bed idea

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by colby8100, May 14, 2013.

  1. May 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    Ok my truck is an 01 I'm turning it into a drag truck but the 10.50s hang out an inch so I'm thinking of cutting the inner lip out and unbolting the two lower brackets and using some 2x4s and a portipower to jack the bed out and use a 1/4in dowel to bend and weld to give the lip strength again. (I am a profession auto body tech) I was wondering if anyone has flared any and the problems streching it that far.

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  2. May 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    Ok I'm gonna start on it this weekend but I may cut the aprons first for a chrome moly tube I'm trying to get the truck around 1500lbs with chrome moly cage.
     
  3. May 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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  4. May 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    I've done fiberglass stepsides actually broke and remolded. I rolled mine to the point where it kinked then I repaired and painted it but I need/want 2 more inches of flare. On camaros I've cut and added 3inches of metal to get the width I want but I don't want to do that again I'm hoping it'll roll when I release the lip welds and 2 lower brackets. Ps I made that hood on my truck its lift off fiberglass around half of the factory weight (just a little bragging :) )
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    That video just helped out a lot I never thought of doing it like that he just moved the outer wheel house to get it to roll thanks for the vid.
     
  6. May 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    I cleaned up my stall since you quoted professional I just showing I do body and custom work everyday professionally about 73hrs a week in a 40hr week (yearly weekly average)
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    well now, this is how the internets should work :D
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    Anybody interested in doing this job that's 80000 $ worth of tools (a few bigger tools are at home to be able to do start to finish work could cost over 150000 $ so...
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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    Can't wait to see the outcome.
     
  10. May 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    Good news you don't have a huge wheel well to cut just this bracket. I cut and bent it for this pic (i fully removed it now)
     
  11. May 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Now since I'm going extreme 3in I had to drill the spot weld bellow tail light. I also had to trim the whole lip of the bed to get it to give.
     
  12. May 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    Just unbolt that bracket. Now the bracket in the 1st pic is really thin I'm just goind to use a piece of flat metal to replact it.
     
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