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Dog Box Flatbed #7463173 03/20/19 01:56 PM
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Ive got a custom one-off going on right now in the shop. The bed is for a 2019 1 ton ford single wheel. The customers requests were for a unskirted flatbed with a trough, and he wanted to add some long boxes down the sides and a big dog/toolbox up front. This bed is being built to he purely functional, so Im struggling with trying to make it look at least a little nicer than a straight work bed. I havent been taking pictures much this far but heres where were at:

4 channel for the frame rails, 3 channel for the crossmembers. The trough is framed with 4 channel and we used 1/2 for the gooseneck plate. The tailboard, rest of the trough, deck, and front box are all going to be 1/8 floor plate. For the towing package i dropped down some 3/8 plate with a slot for 4x4x1/4 tubing. I ran the receiver through both sides of that tubing, then welded a piece of 3/8 to the bottom with the chain hook holes that run back to the vertical plate to sure it all up. The long boxes are 7x12x48 and were pre-fabbed.

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Front box is drawn up on CAD

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Sweet! I bet it turns out nice!!!


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Box is all cut out and tacked together. Test fit looks good, we will finish weld out tomorrow and install some slide out drawers.

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Looks great


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Today we pulled ithe box of food the truck and worked on welding it up and adding some other goodies. Screwdriver/hammer rack on the toolbox side along with wrench hangers. We added some tubing to the sides for the drawer slides to weld to, but we will wait until after powdercoat to install those so they dont melt. We are mounting an on demand air compressor from Oasis in the bottom of the box. These things run off of 12 volts and can power a 1/2 impact without a tank. This customer is having us build him a small reserve tank anyways, it will be welded up and bolted in the box as well.


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Looking good! Thanks for posting up the pics!


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Looks great. What is he going to use for added suspension? Bags.

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Its getting 7500# bags and a Bluetooth compressor system. Overall this bed wont be much heavier than a TM or Pronghorn style bed though.

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Rear underbody boxes are welded up, fuel/def situation is handled, and I drew up some drip rails for the lights on the tailboard. We dont have a press brake so all of the bends are done with relief cuts by hand.

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Lookin good, Mike! up

Lots of man hours right there.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Lookin good, Mike! up

Lots of man hours right there.


Amazing work as always.....


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Looking good! Thanks for posting up the pics!

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Thanks for sharing!


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How we ended up for the week. Headache rack was a pain to figure out being two different heights. The doors went on pretty dang square, got all the gussets on the sides, and for the stake pockets on for the rub rail. So far were at 38 shop hours/65 man hours.

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Looking good.....pretty dang productive use of the hours burned.... 2cents


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Whats taking so long? You gonna put a floor on it

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Next time the geometry stumps you, you can call me. peep


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Hell, I burned 35 hours in a little wood box and thought I was smoking.....something like that would take me months.....


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Originally Posted by Ramball36
Headache rack was a pain to figure out being two different heights.


And that Sir, is why man made grinders........ cheers


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Looks great, you definitely have some skills.

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Next time the geometry stumps you, you can call me. peep


Sometimes all the math can be dead nuts on but it still looks like hell

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Next time the geometry stumps you, you can call me. peep


Sometimes all the math can be dead nuts on but it still looks like hell


The difference between art and science.... cheers


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Looks good, but why only one stake pocket on the rear?


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Looks good, but why only one stake pocket on the rear?


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