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cab and chassis bed ???

 
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:10 PM
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cab and chassis bed ???

okay so i just got my new truck home... its an 88 f-350 dually c&c, 7.3 n/a. my question is... will a regular dually bed go right on this? i didnt notice any holes in the frame rails for a bed to bolt onto. i believe it had a steel flatbed all it's life (signs of black paint on the cab backside). i am having my doubts...

i found a 95 dually bed in PERFECT shape for $500.00 i would like to use.
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no holes in the frame for a bed..... How does the flat bed stay on the frame?
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:24 PM
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im not sure it was gone when i got it.
 
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is it possible that the flat bed was clamped on? just a shot in the dark. good luck.
 
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depending on the bed that was on it some are held on by large ubolts. similar to the rear axle. this would be my guess if there isnt any holes in the frame. check for wear marks on the bottom of the frame where a bracket or something might have been if you really wanna know. as for the box fitting, you could always make it fit. might not be a bolt on affair but im sure it could be shimmed to fit. also measure your wheel base as some chassis cab configurations have the rear axle moved backwards or forwards for better load adjustments. wreckers usually have the rear axle moved backwards and some utitlity beds ive seen moved forwards to keep the weight off the front for snowplows.
 
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:47 AM
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i recieved this reply in the non turbo IDI forum on this board...
mike potts,
Welcome to FTE and the IDI diesel forum.

Cab and chassis frame is 34" wide outside to outside.
Stock pickup frame width (dually or regular box) is 37.5".

Also cab and chassis frames are straight on top from the cab back, regular pickup frames are not.

We will answer any question about any part of an IDI diesel truck.



so it looks like i will be building a flat bed for the truck... thanks for all the replys!
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