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captaingreen
12-24-2008, 09:31 AM
I bought this F250 with the flatbed on it. I pull both a gooseneck and my 16' tandem with this truck. I would like to put some sides on the bed either expanded metal, wood or steel? Not really sure but I want it to look clean and proffesional. Any pics of projects anyone may have done or reccomendations would be appreciated. Merry Christmas!

captaingreen
12-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Here is a picture to help out.

Junior M
12-24-2008, 10:35 AM
What do you wanna put in the bed? or do you just want some side boards?

captaingreen
12-24-2008, 10:50 AM
Maybe a little mulch sometimes or rock if just a little is needed. Mostly will be small amounts of debris while out mowing, leaves, pruning clippings and small stuff.

KS_Grasscutter
12-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Expanded metal will look kinda awful. I would use wood, as it's pretty easy. You could also use steel. Jason Rose on here has a Dodge, flat bed dump, with steel sides that he made for it. They are probably the best side boards I've seen on a flatbed dump, but they will be a LOT more time consuming to make, and they won't be as easy to modify in the future.

Junior M
12-24-2008, 10:57 AM
I agree, expanded metal will look like s#it. I would go with wood, but thats just me, I see metal as heavy and hard to make yourself. and I think wood would look alot better, plus its probably cheaper..

captaingreen
12-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Ya, I saw the Lowe's rent a trucks with expanded metal hinged sides, looked ok but I think it would be rusting and probably broken fairly quick. I think wood may be the way to go. Does Jason have a pic of his setup on here somewhere?

Junior M
12-24-2008, 11:08 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=222707

Theres the link to a thread of pic's of his truck.

KS_Grasscutter
12-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Here's another one:

http://http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=232002 (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=232002)

captaingreen
12-24-2008, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the link!

STIHL GUY
12-24-2008, 03:42 PM
wood would probably look nicer

SuperDuty335
12-25-2008, 04:14 PM
The nicest sides I have seen were made from the recycled "never rot" decking boards that Lowe's sells.

captaingreen
12-25-2008, 10:13 PM
The nicest sides I have seen were made from the recycled "never rot" decking boards that Lowe's sells.

Ya know I was thinking about that the other day. May go check into that tommorow.

SuperDuty335
12-26-2008, 01:05 AM
It's what I'll use when I get my flatbed built.