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Pavementpounder
June 29th, 2011, 09:56 PM
My bed is shot on my powerjoke so we came up with an idea to flat bed it and build our own. Been searching around looking for ideas but really just see basic flatbeds. You guys have or seen anything different out there? Pics would be nice
thanks mike

Camp
June 30th, 2011, 08:18 AM
I've seen some really nice aluminum flat beds around. When I bought my enclosed trailer out in Logan, UT, the dealer has some really nice ones that I considered picking up at the time too but, my truck was new so I didn't do it. I think the dealers name was Trailer Source. He told me the beds where made out there.

CSP
June 30th, 2011, 09:24 AM
We had an old farm truck in the same situation several years ago. After looking around we determined that we couldn't build one as cheaply as one could be bought from Temco out by Fort Morgan.

Unfortunately the truck caught fire one day when we were fixing fence and burned to the ground.

74BuckinBronc
June 30th, 2011, 02:59 PM
As CSP said, you'll have a hard time building one for what you can buy one for unless you have connection on bulk steel pricing.

But you mention "different" so that's where it becomes difficult.

Assuming this is not what you want:
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkHdYNzaE9SqdvD5zxwViQ_w_bYUNc8lWzUQNSIQwj5p1m-Xq43A

Nice aluminum:
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTMPYlvofPgLvTLN_QkM_d3D_Wkz8VUFxWA1lhKpnzbS4WQN2iRaw

Somewhat fancy steel:
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTGZRGjNP1HZmtOMd8BPcw2y6iwgDvsVwykEoVFU9_xq30MXGr

COcummins
July 6th, 2011, 05:18 PM
I'll try and get some pictures up tonight of the bed i rebuilt for my '93. Not sure what these new ones are going for but i'm almost possitive that i could've built mine from scratch for under $500 without paint or herculiner.

COcummins
July 6th, 2011, 06:19 PM
before:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/motard650/DSC00448-1.jpg

after:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/motard650/DSC00560-1.jpg

liamxj
July 7th, 2011, 11:59 AM
one of my favorites!
http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/8934332+w750+st0/129_0607_08_z+custom_dodge_ram_cummin+finished_bed.jpg
or this is cool too
http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/editorials/vegas-to-reno/10126169+cr1+re0+ar1/baja-bombers-bed.jpg
:drool: i want both

74BuckinBronc
July 7th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Nice specimens! I think the case of the black one that you'd want to make fenders to keep debris from getting on your bed. I'd just add a bit of sheet metal to it and it'd be perfect.

liamxj
July 19th, 2011, 11:37 AM
this one is cool too
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/sahara0207/2009-ultimate-adventure-ua-super-du.jpg

tjjared413
July 19th, 2011, 12:47 PM
i love that one bed! ORD made that one.

liamxj
July 19th, 2011, 01:03 PM
if anything bad ever happens to my truck bed that's whats going to be made with the insurance check!

CSP
July 19th, 2011, 01:07 PM
I've seen this guy in Moab several times. Got a good closeup of it at the Shell station on the way to area BFE and it's really well thought out for four wheeling.

http://www.offroadadventures.com/uploads/articles/photos/353.jpg

More pics:
http://www.offroadadventures.com/articles/view/id/353/page/2