Put a flatbed on my 05 F-350

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Smitty58, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 2005 F-350 that was involved in a pretty bad accident a month ago. I've been thinking about a flatbed so since the stock bed was destroyed I decided to do it. It is a 8 ft Knapheide body ,wish it was a little longer but it isn't. So now I'm thinking about doing a short dovetail extension on the back. I have seen a couple custom beds on here that can haul mowers ,my question is which way is better. Dovetail off the back with ramps ,or do ramps off the passenger side. I kind of like the side idea ,have seen some ramps on the side that quads can drive right on to the truck. I'll post a picture now of the truck when it got wrecked and then I'll post a new pic with the flatbed when I get it back from the body shop. Which way would you do a ramp ,back or side.
     
  2. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Forgot the picture, here it is.

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  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    suprised they didnt total it...they total anything everything here.
     
  4. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    who was at fault, it doesn't look like you caused the accident, who did??
     
  5. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    No not my fault, young guy ran a stop sign and nailed me. Only $15000 damage, I too was shocked they didn't total it. I was wanting to put a flatbed on it anyway so all I had to do was nearly die to get it.
     
  6. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sure it was well worth the wait. I do had a truck hit like that a few years ago and it too is sporting a steel flatbed now. I put the extra $2500 in my account and smiled.
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    we have an auto salvage yard in town that had a 08 king ranch in. it looked like it may have rolled. but it ran and really wasnt that much damage. they totalled it. wierd. and today they have another 08 lariat. looks like it hit a telephone pole. totalled it... no way it was close to 15,000 in damage. very weird.
     
  8. Adam's Lawn and Garden

    Adam's Lawn and Garden LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a '99 F-350. I have a truck craft aluminum bed on it and it's great. I would recommend putting a hoist on which ever one you get. The aluminum ones are nice because they weigh alot less than the steal ones.

    Adam
     
  9. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dovetail and back... for sure. If you did sideramps, They would have to be at least 11 feet long. Even folded in half, that's big!
     
  10. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
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    i like the idea of the removable dovetail someone had posted pics of on a npr. i believe they were from neely coble in nashville.
     

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