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Old 10-03-2012, 12:40 AM
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flat bed convertion help 34" flat bed to 38" frame

I have a 2006 f350 crew cab drw truck that I want to install a flat bed on I know i cant be the 1st guy in t his spot looking for ideas on how to make this flat bed that was made for a 34" frame to fit my 38" frame

if any of you done this pics would be awesome!

I know they make new beds for the 38" frame but thats not in the budget ($3200) and I found a really nice used one CHEAP!

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Use 2" tall crossmembers to bridge your frame to the sills on the body. You'll need the 2" of space anyway to clear the rear axle hump so it won't add any height. Don't attach the crossmembers to the flange. Weld or bolt shear plates to the crossmembers that go down over the side of the truck frame so you can bolt the shear plates through the web. The Ford body builder layout book shows you all about shear plates.
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Use 2" tall crossmembers to bridge your frame to the sills on the body. You'll need the 2" of space anyway to clear the rear axle hump so it won't add any height. Don't attach the crossmembers to the flange. Weld or bolt shear plates to the crossmembers that go down over the side of the truck frame so you can bolt the shear plates through the web. The Ford body builder layout book shows you all about shear plates.
I looked that up online it helps but really does not tell me the best route to adapt the 34" frame rail bed to to my 38" frame truck
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By using crossmembers you won't need adapt anything, the bed will sit on the crossmembers.
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