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Old 08-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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welding in new truck bed/floor..need opinions..

What better way to spend my week off from WORK to do WORK on my truck

Found out a few days ago the floor in my bed is starting to rot about an 18"x18" spot..Also the support crossmembers are on their way out as well. I'm going to pull the bed and do it the right way. At my marina i have all my fab tools and a huge Hyster Lift that will make it easy. Also this makes it easier for me to clean up the rest of my frame/suspension and put in a pre pump filter I've had sitting on my bench for a year.

Im thinking of fully cutting out the 4x8 floor (there is actually a seam/line i can go by) and replace it with a 4x8 piece of 1/8" material. Now i noticed the bed rests on the crossmember which rest/bolt to the frame. They're also all different sizes since the truck frame goes up and down on each side. I'm thinking of buying some 2"x3"x3/16" tube and measure the size of each mount and just make them as close as i can. Meaning cut the 2x3 to the correct size then fill the gap with a piece of 3/16" stock.

If that works then i will just run 1/8" C channel or angle under the 4x8 bed insert for support. Just looking for any help/thoughts/better ideas. I'm going to try and find some undercoating for the frame and once everything's finished, herculine the bed again.

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Jason
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