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Old 08-26-2013, 08:42 PM
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Help with my dually/11 foot bed dilemma please!

Hey there everyone, first post on the ORG! I am new to powerstrokes and trying to learn quick...
I just bought myself an early 99 7.3 F350 dually (single cab ) from a local guy. PCM went bad, everything else checks out (by a local reputable tech). Hoping to get a PCM tomorrow and get her fired up. Best part, I only paid $1,100!
However, here is the bad side. It has no bed.....which at first seemed like no big deal.
But.... i am now realizing that this rig wont be that simple. My buddy pointed out that the rear frame is way long. The truck was used to tow a wedge car hauler....so it has some serious rear leaf springs and a gooseneck hookup. But......from the back of the cab to the end of the frame is 11 feet! I was really hoping to put a bed on this thing but I guess that idea is shot. I even thought about taking a dually bed and extending it but i think it would look silly, especially with the single cab.
The truck will be a DD/work truck (fiberglass repair), and will tow boats and jet skis and other truck type activities, but I also wanted to give it some personality and make it look cool, not just like the same old fleet style white work truck.
It seems like a flat bed is going to be my only choice which sucks, Unless I do have a big toolbox made, then add a dually bed, which I think will look dumb too.
I think maybe an aluminum/wood vintage isn looking flatbed would be cool, with some under body toolboxes, but im also open to suggestions from those who know more. Anyone got some pics to post up of cool single cab flat bed duallys?
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Make it a tandem. Second set of dual wheels would be sweet.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:21 PM
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I think you should put a diamond plate flat bed like this.


Then put wood fencing that is also removable if needed for a older style look. Like this but half the hight.


An if you painted the truck black and do a black on chrome type theme it could look really sick.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:08 PM
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This is another cool option I found that you can get ideas from.
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That's a cab and chassis model, you can tell by the straight frame. It wouldn't look right with a regular bed due to the axle width and it will require custom mounts. The flatbed option or a custom hauler bed would be your best bet, just make sure you get one that mounts up to the cab and chassis style frame.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I love the all diamond plate look but cant afford that. I think I have a plan, and Ill post some pics when its completed.
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Well as long as you agree to post lots of pics it's all good.
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Why cant you just slide the axle forward, cut the extra frame off, get the drive shaft shortened, and put a regular bed on it? Or a utility bed for it.
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