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Old 10-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #601
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bed still sags.......not happy. added 2 braces on each side also. F$cking rediculous.
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shim? Just weight bends the frame? fish plates?
Old 10-24-2014, 08:23 AM   #603
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shim? Just weight bends the frame? fish plates?
Fish plates are my last option. I'll try and snap some pics. But it's flexing where the mandrel bends are.
Old 10-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #604
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bed only sags or it flexs too?

I didn't see how it could not flex with just the bend of the backhalf, but with your reinforcement, it shouldn't be an issue anymore.

Fish plate won't do much after the reinforcement brace.

How much does it flex?
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THIS thing is HARD!!! Those wheels are just buried in those fenders!!! I LOVE IT!!! Anything you may need let us know!!!!! Keep up the rad work!
Old 10-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #606
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Quote: Originally Posted by maxpat82
bed only sags or it flexs too?

I didn't see how it could not flex with just the bend of the backhalf, but with your reinforcement, it shouldn't be an issue anymore.

Fish plate won't do much after the reinforcement brace.

How much does it flex?
The frame actually flexes. when the truck airs up it's fine. but when it's layed out the gap between the bed and the cab opens. And i know it's not the bed sagging. after adding the braces, it flexes less, but it still does it alittle and that's not acceptable. with limited space under the cab my only option might be adding plates to the inside and outside of the frame.

So tomorrow is a cool halloween show that our club is going to and my buddy was nice enough to through my truck on his trailer. the trailer is kinda overkill but it looks cool on it!!!











after looking at the pics. i'm almost thinking about leaving the bumper area open. maybe adding some curved pieces from the side up to the tailgate. almost like a curved gusset. Not sure yet. i'll see how it looks once there's a gas tank sitting back there.
Old 10-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #607
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THIS thing is HARD!!! Those wheels are just buried in those fenders!!! I LOVE IT!!! Anything you may need let us know!!!!! Keep up the rad work!
thanks bro. i still need plenty of stuff. i'll look you guys up if you have what i need.
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