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Old 03-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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Putting a flatbed on my 04 Super duty V10

A couple of questions. I got rear ended two months ago. My body man says it will cost over $4000 to fix. I am thinking about just replacing the stock bed with a steel flatbed. The bed comes as a one piece unit with headache rack, and all the lights. It also has a built in goose neck hitch. Total cost $2300, includes shipping I have a guy that will put it in for around $1000, including hardware. I was going to put a pop up goose neck hitch in before the wreck, anyway. The first question is Does this sound like a good deal? Second does anyone know of a dealer within 100 miles on 12771, who might do better? Third, and last question does anybody have any experiences, (good, or bad) with these flatbeds?
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:39 PM
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That price you have looks pretty good depending on what you are getting.

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Have you considered installing a new take-off bed at a cost of $1,000-$1,200? What all was damaged in the accident?
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I've considered this myself and priced a few options. The $2300 sounds fair for the bed, but a grand to install is way over the top in my opinion. What company are you going with for the bed? My local welding shop priced a homemade flat bed for $1500 for my short box sd. Install it yourself and save the cash.
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Depends what quality you want. I parted out Chevy flatbed years ago and having the flatbed bed in solid condition - couldn't sell it for $500. Finally after advertising for 6 months I build a tool shed out of it.
Having forklift -taking the bed off was less than 1 hr job. Would gladly take $500 for re-installation.
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I've considered this myself and priced a few options. The $2300 sounds fair for the bed, but a grand to install is way over the top in my opinion. What company are you going with for the bed? My local welding shop priced a homemade flat bed for $1500 for my short box sd. Install it yourself and save the cash.
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Why $4000? You can usually get a new bed for a lot less. Installation isn't hard. You just need to get it painted to match.

Look on eBay. There are always a few beds for sale.
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Why $4000? You can usually get a new bed for a lot less. Installation isn't hard. You just need to get it painted to match.

Look on eBay. There are always a few beds for sale.
Let me explain. I do a lot of side work. I haul around a compact back hoe, and I cut a lot of wood. It was only a matter of time before I dented up the truck bed,on my own. It was almost a blessing the other guy hit me. I also have to get a bigger trailer to haul around the bigger back hoe. Just before I was rear ended I had priced out putting in a pop up goose neck hitch $700-$800. My thinking was, why bother getting the stock bed fixed/replaced, when I know its just a matter of time before I ding up the bed again. When you consider, that the flat bed is steel, and it comes with a built in Goose neck hitch, it seems to me to be the way to go. also I only put about 3000 miles a year on this truck. I plan on having it for a while. Just subtracting the cost of the hitch I will have to buy, puts the price of the bed down to $1500-$1600.
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$1000 for an install is outrageous. The farm supply store in Roswell NM will sell a CM steel flatbed for $1800 & install it for $300. It's not hard to take off the oldbed on your own too. They'll usually knock some off the price if you do that..........
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$1000 for an install is outrageous. The farm supply store in Roswell NM will sell a CM steel flatbed for $1800 & install it for $300. It's not hard to take off the oldbed on your own too. They'll usually knock some off the price if you do that..........
All I can say, is I live in the peoples republic of NY. I am still looking.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:17 PM
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what I'm say is, look up prices on the net. You may actually save money by driving somewhere...
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You can find complete beds on craigslist from 500-1200 all day.
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