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Old 09-03-2012, 01:25 AM
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Flat decks

Show me your flatdeck firdges! Still uncertain whether to go with an 8ft box or a 10ft deck. The deck would be much more practical for me but they look real nice with a styleside box too.
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Here's mine when it had the 9' ford script stakebed. I swapped it out for a 9' flareside bed. Sometimes I wish I'd just put the 9' box on my '92 IDI . But of course I wouldn't be a fridge guy in that case. Both have a 60" cab to axle dimension. My '92 has a 9' service box on it. Is your IDI a single cab?
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My vote would also be for a box. If you don't have one then a flat rack would be fine though!
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The 94 is a regular cab long bed. I have a useable 59 short bed but a 1 ton short bed is stupid. I might know where a long flare side bed is, just gotta wait for the guy to get back from vacation. I also have an extended cab long bed frame I can switch to, at this point its a frame with axles and engine so switching wouldnt be a problem.

The reason for a 10 ft bed is I can fit my vw buggy or sleds on it and not have to pull a trailer. A shorter deck with a fold down end gate isnt out of the question either. The stake bed farm truck look isnt a bad thing.

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The 94 is a regular cab long bed. I have a useable 59 short bed but a 1 ton short bed is stupid. I might know where a long flare side bed is, just gotta wait for the guy to get back from vacation. I also have an extended cab long bed frame I can switch to, at this point its a frame with axles and engine so switching wouldnt be a problem.

The reason for a 10 ft bed is I can fit my vw buggy or sleds on it and not have to pull a trailer. A shorter deck with a fold down end gate isnt out of the question either. The stake bed farm truck look isnt a bad thing.

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I totally agree! I just prefer to see all the original steel that I can. When the steel isn't available, then wood is awsome! That's one of the great things about the Fridge cabs, they really look great in front of squared off racks etc... which you have given a couple of beautiful pics to prove the point! That second truck has a serious guard on the front end!
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I pity the poor deer (or buffalo) that gets whacked by that grille guard! Couple of really nice looking trucks there! 19.5s on the fire dept truck?
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a one ton short bed is stupid? you cut me to the bone man! looks like a 59 factory f250 4x4 to me wearing the optional 19.5 rubber GB. mine will be on soon!
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Sorry Mark! I like the look of a short bed truck but its useless if it doesnt have a big enough box to actually carry it's payload IMO. I have owned a short bed truck before, just one, it sucked.

Nobody out there running a flat deck? I need some more ideas! Should have the cab mounted by next weekend.
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i was just bustin your chops, it doesnt matter to me. i bobbed mine because the back was all smashed to heck. if it were me i would look for a script bed or make my own.
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Sorry Mark! I like the look of a short bed truck but its useless if it doesnt have a big enough box to actually carry it's payload IMO. I have owned a short bed truck before, just one, it sucked.

Nobody out there running a flat deck? I need some more ideas! Should have the cab mounted by next weekend.
A question to provoke thought, are you thinking of using metal strips?
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Metal strips for what? I dont follow.
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i believe what spur is talking about are the metal strips that would go over the top of the seam between the boards on a wood floor. they hold the planks to the cross members.
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To me, nothing looks better than a factory style side bed.
I do love the steel flatbed on my F350 but it's no what you'd call a looker.
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Tbird, what is your cab to axle dimension, or what WILL it be when the cab is mounted? You are sort of making one truck out of two I have and both of mine have a cab to axle dim of 60". Dont see how a pickup box will work unless you find a 9' box or a later box from the f350 pickups in the 70s that had the wheel wells set way back. I've never seen a 9' style side, but I'm pretty sure they made them.'That would be way cool.
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I parted out a 58 F350 single rear wheel with a 9 foot style side bed back in the 80s, made a trailer out of that nice bed.
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