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post #1 of 17 Old 07-07-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Flatbed opinions!

Okay i have been thinking of geting a flatbed but cant make my mind up.Give me some opinions!

92 obs single cab single wheel 4x4
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6 ich rough country
37 military tires
banks turbo
high idle
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a lil pump treaking

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Here is thread with some pictures of flatbeds

flatbed ideas....
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If your bed is junk i would say go for it. What do you use the truck for.Flatbeds are great for work trucks but you have to tie everything down. Both have there place.

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my bed is good i was just wanting a change.

92 obs single cab single wheel 4x4
5spd
6 ich rough country
37 military tires
banks turbo
high idle
triple guages
a lil pump treaking
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Usually I like the look of a standard bed better than a flat, a flat seems to be more of a utilitarian deal. However lately I've seen a few flatbeds that are polished with integrated stack holes cut into the headache rack and they are *****in! End of the day it's your truck though.


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Personally, I think flat beds are best left to the duallys...

I have one on my daully right now, but the utility bed in the garage is going on when it gets painted. For work reasons, the utility bed is best for me. And the flat bed is a little narrow, the tires stick out a little.

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So it all on personal looks,does anyone have pics of them on there duallys

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5spd
6 ich rough country
37 military tires
banks turbo
high idle
triple guages
a lil pump treaking
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Do you pull a gooseneck? If you do get one that has a C-chanel from the hitch to the end of the bed.
Dont have to crank the trailer near as high to clear the tail end of the bed.
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If you just go out and buy a prebuilt, go for the high dollar ones or go custom. some of the economy beds out there shouldn't be. Or at least they shouldn't tell people they can haul with them, or put much weight on them.. My buddy is a welder at a fab shop, and had to almost totally rebuild the beds bought by a landscape company after the first one peeled apart when they hook to the trailer with the mini-ex on it. The landscape company spent almost as much beefing up each one as they spent to buy them in the first place. Also watchout with all the clearance lights, that some have. Some wire them all to one point and put a big strain on the electrical, although Fords don't freak quite like the dodges do.

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thanks for all the quick replies,as far as pulling i do some not all the time i retired my truck from hot shot loads.And as far as what you arem saying bout the wiring i guess i would have to double check it all myself.

92 obs single cab single wheel 4x4
5spd
6 ich rough country
37 military tires
banks turbo
high idle
triple guages
a lil pump treaking
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