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Old 01-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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Flatbeds?

Thinking about replacing my rotted out bed with a steel flatbed on my single cab. Anybody got some pics of trucks with flatbeds on them?
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Not a single cab. If your going to buy a flatbed, buy a Bradford Built flatbed. They have tons of different styles and by far are the best flatbeds on the market. Hillsboro also makes a decent bed. I had one on a gas F250 that looked nice, but really plain.
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Thinking about replacing my rotted out bed with a steel flatbed on my single cab. Anybody got some pics of trucks with flatbeds on them?
Where you located man? I'll build ya a nice one, way cheaper than bradford. They're nice, but 2600ish without install is a big dent.
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New Style Bradford

New Style Bradford with custom toolbox that my dad built

Old Style Bradford, headache rack isn't as nice, no clearance lights on top.

I think this is a winkel flatbed but not sure. Its been on that pickup a long time.


Out of all of the flatbeds we have had I wouldn't get anything but a bradford. The last one we bought was $1800. There easy to install and they take abuse very well. Our neighbor bought a cheap one recently and it looks like crap already. A lot of flatbeds are just painted. Bradfords are powdercoated. Id also recommend a ranchhand front bumper to go with it.

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The bed I got I couldnt tell you the name of, it came with the truck and I had to cut lots of junk off, and reweld other stuff back on. I even had to recenter the louvers cause they were 2" off square.

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I sure like the looks of this truck! Im totally a sucker for flatbeds. And I totally want a front bumper like yours, I may try to build one this summer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:35 PM
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Thanks. I love flatbeds. U can beat the crap out of them all week long but still take them too town saturday night and have a good looking pickup. They also are greating for pulling a trailer in my opinion. I live in the sandhills and you never have to worry about crushing a box side. Seen it happen at more than one branding. haha
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The bed I got I couldnt tell you the name of, it came with the truck and I had to cut lots of junk off, and reweld other stuff back on. I even had to recenter the louvers cause they were 2" off square.



I sure like the looks of this truck! Im totally a sucker for flatbeds. And I totally want a front bumper like yours, I may try to build one this summer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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Ya plus hauling anything is a million times easier, and like you said beat the crap out of them and still look good plus if it breaks weld it back on!
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thanks for the pics guys they all look sweet. bought a used flatbed last week 7 foot wide by 9 foot long sand blasted it all now painting it tomorrow. figured while i have my bed off might as well spray the cab too so getting that sanded down and painted red. hopefully will be done in a week or so i will be sure to get some pics up
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:11 PM
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nice. be sure to post those pics
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My company truck with a Butler MFG. flatbed with spikes. 2011 F350 reg cab.






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