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#21 DirtyDog

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:11 AM

Hey DD, an easier and more useful measurement request. What did the flatbed to top of cabover height come out to (ie required clearance under the cabover)?


I'll get your photos and measurements tomorrow. We've had an unusually heavy period of rain so I havent been farting with the new bed yet.
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#22 pods8

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:20 AM

I'll get your photos and measurements tomorrow. We've had an unusually heavy period of rain so I havent been farting with the new bed yet.


Same here. Not a major rush, I'm just listing things as they cross my mind. Its cluttered enough already. :P
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#23 DirtyDog

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

Here's a photo of the lip. It's just under an inch tall. The cab guard has some leeway as to how tall it is when installed. I told the shop to put it as low as possible and its only about an inch higher than the cab.

The faltbed is about 39 inches off the ground and apparently the stock bed is 34.4-37.3 off the ground so I only gained about 4 inches.

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#24 DirtyDog

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:47 AM

Frame mount photos. 4 attachment points and it looks like the shop used some plate steel for spacers.

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#25 pods8

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:43 PM

Frame mount photos. 4 attachment points and it looks like the shop used some plate steel for spacers.


Cool, thanks.

I'm wondering what the intended installation is supposed to be like w/o the spacers because it appears they'd definitely be needed to take up height differences along the frame and make sure the main frame of the bed sits on those cross members. (Maybe its not required that the bed rests on the cross members and just the bolts take the load in shear?)

When you get a chance would you mind getting an approximate measurement from the bottom of one of the cross members to the top of the deck?
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:56 PM

Always did love a flatbed. Course I'm an old farm boy.

Very Nice DD!!! B)
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#27 LosAngeles

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:18 AM

I had no idea a flatbed cost so much. Ouch.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:53 AM

I had no idea a flatbed cost so much. Ouch.

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You might be able to do it for less than that.  I don't think the "Ute" brand is cheap.  The fold down sides are expensive too.  Another alternative would be steel.  They're typically cheaper, although a lot heavier.  I ended up building my own.  I probably spent at least as much as the OP, after dropping $2k+ on a welder for aluminum. 


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#29 Advmoto18

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:26 PM

Looks great!!!

 

Regarding Super Duties...if you plan on going to a dedicated flatbed, it is generally better to order or buy a Super Duty Chassis Cab since the bed frame members are designed differently and lower compared to a dedicated pickup truck with bed.  The assumption by Ford is you are going to install a flatbed or working body (such as Reading) and this will allow the installed deck height to be the same or lower than a dedicated pickup with bed.  Ford's Upfitter's Manual has all the details.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:23 PM

Hey all, new here are reading up on topics of interest.

Could someone tell me if the spare tire is still mounted under the bed with the Ute flatbed. Also, how are the fuel / def fills rerouted and attached?

Thanks, J
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