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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Flat bad for my tow rig

Anyone know what they usually go for. I've looked and there aren't many forsale.

This one is $300 but it's in Cleveland, 4hours away.



There is another one less then an hour away but it was on a 1974. My truck is a 1995. Does anyone Ford trucks well enough to tell me if it will fit, line up with the frame.?

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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Flat BED.

I would get in touch with a small time welder and have one custom built.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Flat BED.

I would get in touch with a small time welder and have one custom built.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #4
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I'd be afraid of a really high center of Gravity and turns.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #5
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Wait, you want to put your FSJ up there, or do you just want a flat bed on the truck that will pull your Jeep trailer?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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Wait, you want to put your FSJ up there, or do you just want a flat bed on the truck that will pull your Jeep trailer?
The chief up there


That was funny. I want to put it on my tow rig which will be pulling my jeep.


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we put a TJ on top of a flat bed so its do able but the chief may be a bit to long and the truck probably doesnt have enough balls.
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we put a TJ on top of a flat bed so its do able but the chief may be a bit to long and the truck probably doesnt have enough balls.
I think the 7.3L Turbo Diesel is up to the job in the balls department.

I have a 16" trailer for the LJ to sit on. The chiefs wheels would stick off each side by two inches when done so I'll be looking for an upgrade in the future. The LJ currently has 1" on each side to spare.
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I have a 16" trailer for the LJ to sit on.
does it sit on its rear bumper?
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I think the 7.3L Turbo Diesel is up to the job in the balls department.
I was speaking suspesnion and deck length wise.
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I was speaking suspesnion and deck length wise.
well as long as someone is fabbing a bed they might as well stretch the frame rails lower the truck and put bigger springs or airbags on :D .. hmmm at that point sounds like it would be a rollback.. :D
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Look at a nice aluminum flatbed with the folding sides (like what Home Depot uses on the rental trucks). I'm not sure what they cost but I'd take one over a pickup bed anyday...way more useful.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #13
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does it sit on its rear bumper?
No, a classV hitch

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I was speaking suspesnion and deck length wise.
ahh, yeah, no jeep is going up on the bed. I'm just trying to replace my rusty crusty bed with out spending a small fortune.
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ahh, yeah, no jeep is going up on the bed. I'm just trying to replace my rusty crusty bed with out spending a small fortune.
may want to look into clean used bed.

or a used flat bed. getting a new flatbed made by someone is going to cost some decent coin.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #15
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may want to look into clean used bed.

or a used flat bed. getting a new flatbed made by someone is going to cost some decent coin.
yeah, looking at that one in the first pic. There is another one close by. I think they attach by U-bolts but I'm not the flat bed expert.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #16
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I may be wrong but I believe that most of the aftermarket commercially made flatbeds are generic, the same one that fits a Dodge would fit a Ford or Chevy as long as the frame/bed length are the same. We built one for a F-350 Dually we had, to haul a Jeep, it worked great but the Jeep got too big to haul on it, so we shortened it and made the truck into a puller, then sold it. A custom made bed would be pricey, it would be cheaper to use the $300 one you showed and make a couple changes if you needed, as long as it is solid. Good luck
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