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Old 05-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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We couldn't get a CM bed that would fit this truck, so we are taking it on from scratch. Boxes are 60" long, everything else is build as lightweight as possible while keeping the strength that we need for it.

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Old 05-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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I drew the entire tailboard up and cut it as one piece. It'll have flush mount cubes as reverse lights and the license plate and taillights are all inset.

IMG_3048 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

IMG_3049 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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Old 05-04-2018, 05:19 PM   #3
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IMG_3068 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

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We tilted the top half of the headache rack 10 degrees to match up to the body lines a little better. I think it turned out pretty good

IMG_3070 by Mike Gunter, on Flickr

Until Monday this is how she sits, it was tough to call it a day but we've got a busy weekend!
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:22 PM   #4
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Awesome build!
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:25 PM   #5
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That's some **** good work.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:40 PM   #6
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Awesome! Love mine.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:58 PM   #7
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Truly amazing
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:00 PM   #8
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That is effin cool. You looking to get rid of that truck now!?
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:25 PM   #9
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Sweet ***** build. Turned out pretty slick !!
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:32 PM   #10
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That’s looking real good....I like it.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:03 PM   #11
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Another awesome build sir. And I love that color on the taco

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Old 05-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #12
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Wow man that looks awesome
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:44 PM   #13
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That Leland’s pickup?

Nice build.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:03 PM   #14
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That is talent. Good job.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #15
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That's slick
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:21 PM   #16
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Great work
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:01 PM   #17
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That Lelandís pickup?

Nice build.
Yes sir, other bed didnít fit worth a crap so we talked him into it!
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:23 PM   #18
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I approve of this message!
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:09 PM   #19
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Very nice!


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Old 05-05-2018, 12:05 AM   #20
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Top notch!!!
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:35 AM   #21
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That's gonna be sharp looking. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:10 AM   #22
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Awesome build!
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:37 AM   #23
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Sharp work. Looks awesome

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Old 05-05-2018, 07:25 AM   #24
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Very nice!
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:25 AM   #25
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You could sell that. Looks great
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:43 AM   #26
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Wow. Thatís impressive and love those Tacos.


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Old 05-05-2018, 07:48 AM   #27
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Yes sir, other bed didnít fit worth a crap so we talked him into it!
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:19 AM   #28
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Too cool!
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:35 AM   #29
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Wow! Looks great
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:08 AM   #30
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Awesome work. I had a flatbed Tundra at one time. Had to fab my own as well.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:15 AM   #31
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You Sir, are a helluva fabricator ! That's a very utilitarian build, and it's gonna look great. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:34 AM   #32
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Very nice!
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:44 AM   #33
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Very nice, I think I know what my next truck will be now !
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:09 PM   #34
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Nice work.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:24 AM   #35
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That's B.A.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:51 AM   #36
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Thats sharp.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:52 AM   #37
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Nice job!
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #38
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jam up
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:35 PM   #39
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I think I'm in love.
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:51 PM   #40
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Very nice work
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:54 PM   #41
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That looks great, mad skills you boys have.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:41 AM   #42
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Yesterday we got the headache rack finished up, floor and skirts welded on, and added a couple of gussets underneath and a basket at the front. Today we are adding a tailboard, hoop steps, and finishing up the floor then it will be ready to prime before getting lined tomorrow.

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Old 05-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #43
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That's is some great work there!!
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #44
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How much do you expect to have in that build, $ wise, once it's completed ?
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:54 AM   #45
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Wow, that is slick! Well done!
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:58 AM   #46
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sick!
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:21 AM   #47
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How much do you expect to have in that build, $ wise, once it's completed ?
I suspect it'll be about $800 in steel, the boxes were pre fabbed and ran $900 by themselves for the pair. Time wise we're about 20 shop hours into it so far.
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:05 AM   #48
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That's gonna look sweet!!
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:19 PM   #49
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I suspect it'll be about $800 in steel, the boxes were pre fabbed and ran $900 by themselves for the pair. Time wise we're about 20 shop hours into it so far.
Thanks ! Good work !
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:41 PM   #50
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Sweet build.

How much extra weight is that putting on the chassis... the taco doesn't carry a lot as is. I can't imagine the factory bed being nearly as heavy and well built as yours. You beefing up suspension?
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