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Old 03-12-2003, 11:29 PM
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Making a dumping Stake Bed

I am about to pull the trigger on this one before the weather gets to nice and I decide to start something else. I have 82 Dodge 1 ton with dualies. As you can tell from the title what I want to do. My only question that I have is do you think I should use the support the bed on top of the frame. I initially thought of using C Channel and have it rest on top of the frame |"""| like such but I am having second thoughts about it's strength so I started to think about using I beams with it standing on the frame. Hope I didn't make this to confusing I can post a drawing if it would help.

Old 03-14-2003, 11:08 AM
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Bed design

I hope this helps give you an idea of what I am talking about.
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Old 03-16-2003, 03:23 PM
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I'am going tobe doing the same thing for a F-Superduty Ford which is the first version of the 450 anyhow the frame rails are not straight so I have to make a subframe. I'am going to use box tubing with a length of angle iron on top or heavy flatbar so when the deck comes down its got something to sit on.

The main rails under the deck I will use 5" channel that will run full length of the deck I'am using a telescoping post hoist so I have no worries about mounting a scissor hoist.

The strongest part of this has tobe the hinge so don't build it too light the whole deck is held to the truck with the hinge.

Good Luck
Old 03-16-2003, 03:52 PM
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Commericaly made bodies usually use wood shims between the frame and dump subframe. These are cut to the exact profile to make a flat surface. Then the subframe is bolted to the truck frame. Subframes are usually channel.

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