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Old 10-03-2011, 03:37 PM
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Looking into getting a new bed

After 190,000 miles my truck has dings dents and could use some touch up.

The plan is get a new bed, sand everything down, spend a lot of my spare time doing body work, then spend a couple hundred bucks to get some paint together and paint the truck.


Im going to paint it factory color, but just have everything look better.

Im looking for a new bed, the one i have now has a crease in the passengers side, the bed has a lot more dents/scratches then the rest of the truck, and its also just in general in worse shape then the other parts.

Were is the best place to look for a bed? ive been posting on craigslist, and looking for beds but it seems there are not as many as i thought there would be, a lot of them are not much better then mine. ( my bed has 1 dent big enough to crease and 1 frame thing under the bed should be pached/replaced.

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One more thing, what size tires do you think i should get? I have 3.55's with the zf5 and im seeing 18-22 mpg atm and i love it. What do you think taller/wider tires would do to my gas mileage? Do you think it looks stupid with the donuts on it?

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:53 AM
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I have access to pretty much brand new 37" military tires for 75% each, 95% tread or better.


but with the f350 suspention, my frame height is kinda on the edge as it is

how strict are they about that stuff.
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I dont know where you are, but for around here that is a REALLY NICE bed and would bring around $1500
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I dont know where you are, but for around here that is a REALLY NICE bed and would bring around $1500

im from maine, but the bed isnt as good as it looks in the pictures.


the side i took the picture of is the good side, ill start off saying that.

The biggest problems with the bed are

1- The pass side wheelwell looks like it had a rock dropped on it, big dent ( i have a bed liner so I don't really see it.)


2- There is a creased dent on the pass side that needs some attention, and the wheel wells were rusty, i did a little bodywork on the bed already.

if beds are expensive then its not worth it to me, but i honestly figured i might be able to find a straight bed for 300$ or so, maybe im dreaming and should fix what I have
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im from maine, but the bed isnt as good as it looks in the pictures.


the side i took the picture of is the good side, ill start off saying that.

The biggest problems with the bed are

1- The pass side wheelwell looks like it had a rock dropped on it, big dent ( i have a bed liner so I don't really see it.)


2- There is a creased dent on the pass side that needs some attention, and the wheel wells were rusty, i did a little bodywork on the bed already.

if beds are expensive then its not worth it to me, but i honestly figured i might be able to find a straight bed for 300$ or so, maybe im dreaming and should fix what I have
I think you are dreaming. If they use salt and the calcium brine like they do down here findinga truck bed to even start with for 300 and you are lucky.

how about you put new bedsides on your bed and hammer out the wheel well. Side are about 350 each and take a weekend to put on. AT least then you will know what you have. Other wise you will be buying a "rust free" bed for about 800+ and chances are it will be blistering and rotting in a year or less
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they use all the horrible salt stuff, Ill try to fix my bed as is, maybe think about fixing the side if not buying a new one, what is a good place to purchase a side? thanks
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Ford is on crack and want 900+

LMC is about 350
and NDP is about 400
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