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Old 04-18-2019, 09:24 AM
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what is the weight of the express bed. i would like to remove it.
 
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what is the weight of the express bed. i would like to remove it.
8 foot or 9 foot bed?

48-52 or 53-56 bed?
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:43 AM
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1949 I thought they were all the same length.
 
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I don't know the weight but I've removed a couple 48-52 F2 F3 8' long beds. they were pretty rough and one I removed the wood first. the wood and beds strips, and cross supports does add a bit of weight. I would estimate around 200 250 lbs without wood ?? with two people easily moveable with just yourself will take some doing. its been awhile since I did that so my memory maybe off a few pounds
 
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1949 I thought they were all the same length.
In 53-56 trucks, the F250 had an 8 foot bed the F350 express bed was 9 foot.
 
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If you don't have equipment to remove the box like a forklift or frontend loader I would make a couple of high wooden saw horses to set the box one. Unbolt the bed and use some kind of jack, like a floor jack. Raise the bed above the top of the rear wheels, brace the box width wise with a couple of 4X4s and roll the frame out from underneath the box. Kind of like this:

 
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Originally Posted by bobj49f2 View Post
If you don't have equipment to remove the box like a forklift or frontend loader I would make a couple of high wooden saw horses to set the box one. Unbolt the bed and use some kind of jack, like a floor jack. Raise the bed above the top of the rear wheels, brace the box width wise with a couple of 4X4s and roll the frame out from underneath the box. Kind of like this:


dang Bob! You guys are fast. And make it look so easy. Gotta love having a forklift i bet.

 
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An engine hoist is a good bet.
 
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dang Bob! You guys are fast. And make it look so easy. Gotta love having a forklift i bet.
Two pieces of equipment that come in awfully handy is a forklift and a skid steer loader with a bucket and forks. I lifted my box off of my truck with a skid steer loader by myself but it was a little hairy. When lifting the box you have to make sure it's braced so it doesn't collapse. Also, when I lifted mine it came off the frame and swung back. If it was done like I did with my panel body, bracing up the back and then using a brace on either side with a 4x4 you'd have a lot more control.
 
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In 53-56 trucks, the F250 had an 8 foot bed the F350 express bed was 9 foot.
F350 9' Express bed used 1953/72. There was also a 9' Express Styleside bed used on 1957/66 F350's.
 
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I recently bought a 51 F3 8ft bed with no fenders, I'd guess it's weighs 300+ lbs but it's got a bunch of angle iron welded in it from a wrecker hoist installed at some point.

It was sitting on a flat bed car hauler when I picked it up. Between myself and two other guys we were able to pretty easily lift it and load itnto the bed of my truck.

My friend and I unloaded it pretty easily. We took it slow and used an aluminum extension ladder to support and guide it down and out of the bed.

I'll be using Harbor Freight's 1 ton Gantry Crane and a chain hoist for mounting the bed, removing the cab, and other heavy lifting.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-...ane-41188.html



 
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On a similar topic, how much do y'all reckon the cab weighs?

I gotta move both the cab and bed soon without the luxury of any equipment. Just wondering how many people i'll owe favors to afterwards.
 
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rear cross sill

lmc sells the 51-52 rear cross stll for seventy bucks, how does it differ from the 48-50?
 
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lmc sells the 51-52 rear cross stll for seventy bucks, how does it differ from the 48-50?
If LMC is specifying 51-2, it's an F1 part. F2/3 Express beds were the same from 48-52, and they are larger than the F1 beds of either style. That part won't work for you, besides the fact the 51-2 F1 rear sill is a totally different shape and designed part from the earlier style. It's strictly a crossmember and bed mount, where the early style is part of the bed substructure that's no longer used on the 51-up beds.
 
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I have 4 camper jacks that have come in handy for "backyard" lifts.
 
 


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