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Flatbed Toyota mod?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nherweck, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    OKAY, first time to post in a few years. I sold everything in 2006 to focus more on college and whatnot, but now that I'm out of the Lawn Care business, I'm missing it.

    I don't have great credit (bought a new car a few months ago), so I'll be buying an old truck to start off again.

    I found a 1986 Toyota Flatbed. It's an extended cab and has wooden rails on the side. My question to you is:
    Is there any way to add a dovetail to the tailgate? I'd like to easily load and unload my equipment, and I think that's the easiest.

  2. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    If it is a steel framed flatbed you can add a dovetail with a little fabrication work. There are a couple of guys here that have done that. One guy with a fullsize Dodge had one built specifically for his lawn business ,and there is a guy that runs Ford Rangers with landscape bodies. I'm just up the road about 40 minutes from you and I use a fab shop to do all my stuff. They could easily fix you up if you need it. If you can weld I don't think it would be tough at all to add a dovetail.

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