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need help on a flat bed
09-17-2005, 04:53 PM
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i just picked up an 88 Z71 (should i put that in my user name? 85burbanator Z71 does have a nice ring to it.) any way. the bed is pretty beat up so im going to build a flat bed. im not sure what materials to use and how to attach it to the frame though. ive got tons of 2.5 square tubing so i think im going to use that. should i use rubber bushings when attaching it to the frame what? if any one can help me out on this id appreciate it.
tia
mike




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09-17-2005, 06:30 PM
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well i would mount it the same way that the reg. bed is mounted, i know most of the time beds are just bolted straight to the frame.




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09-18-2005, 06:12 AM
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that was my thought as well. i know it would stiffen it up quite a bit and i wasnt sure if that would cause problems down the road.




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09-18-2005, 06:41 AM
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well it cant be any more stiff then the bed was when it was new. ?




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