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Squamch

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I've got an 01 f350, and the box is about reached. Crossmembers rotten, fenders gone, dents...fuck it. It's a work truck. So I started buying steel.
2x4 .120 wall main outer frame.
2" 3/16" "joists"
Dropped some 2" receiver inside in each corner for a job crane/moose picker upper.
dimensions are 86" wide X 96" long, tapering to 72" over the last foot to 9' total length.
decking will be 2x8 fir

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Headache rack was made of 2x2 .120 wall
bulkhead and skirt sheet is 12ga.
 

Squamch

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Mounting rails are 3" c channel, it'll sit a little higher than it looks like in the pictures. Going to add 1.5" strap across the back to hook ramps and straps to, as well as under the side rails. My stake pockets are inside the main frame.

Holy fuck this picture is just not meant to upload i guess. Jesus. I've tried like a dozen times.

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AK_F250

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Showing up for me...

Widen that headache rack at window height or cut the 90* corner to match the angle. That would drive me crazy.
 

Squamch

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Showing up for me...

Widen that headache rack at window height or cut the 90* corner to match the angle. That would drive me crazy.

Yeah it took a ton of tries to get them to show.
I may cut that corner off and just run it straight down. Haven't made up my mind yet. Long story short I fucked up my measurements or angles, or something, somewhere to cause that.
 

Gravy

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Can see but add a gooseneck ball. I like the sketchy hoist tube clamp extension.
 

Squamch

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Blazing fast progress on this.

Its now in my shop. Along with almost everything else. My bender and notcher were on long term loan, and were returned the same day the flatdeck had to go in. There is a dump/scrap run in my future. Facilities are not on the same level as the borrowed space, but it had been there long enough.
Cut the headache rack off so it can be mounted centered. Still don't know wtf happened there.

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I really need one weekend to get it finished and a day to get it on the truck, so hopefully it'll be on the truck by april:laughing:
 
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