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how to build a flatbed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ToG, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. ToG

    ToG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    can anyone give me some insight on the process of building a wooden flatbed on a 78 f150 ranger/explorer longbed?
    i don't know the first thing about it and just wanted to get an idea of what it would take, materials, time, difficulty...
  2. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Why wood. We have metal flat beds on almost all of our general duty 3/4 ton and one tons. Built them all ourselves. Metal will last forever, wood is short term.

    Austreim Landscaping
  3. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Well first of all you will need some good hard wood for the fram mounts then presure treated for the rest.You would be better to just go steel the you can have a head board that is strong and part of the bed.
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Make sure you allow some room for wheel travel.:)

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