Flat bed saga part 2.
The cab corners on this truck were non existent all that was there was 2 soft ball sized holes
After and before.
Then some bondo to fill in the seams
Then took out the wind shield and had it re-glued
And put the truck in the barn to work on the bed.
My frame crossmember that the gas tank strap bolts to was shot so that was replaced.
Thanksgiving night I went out and took the boards all the way off the flat bed so my uncle could shorten it.
Then I used 2 pieces of channel to run over my plastic body lift blocks to get the bed to sit even on my frame. next the bed was shortened then bolted onto my truck
Then we stenciled out how we were going to make the lighting on the back
Then drove over to a truck store in Washington, Pa that specializes in flatbed truck equipment and got diamond plating to mount it
There was a bad spot of cancer in the door overlapping the intrusion beam so replaced the passenger side door with a good one from the local You Pull It.
Then I thought that with the added weight I should find a heavier set of leaf springs to counter the weight and add a little more to my payload. I found out that we had a set of f350 HD springs at the Advance auto where I work so I bought them and took them home along with a set of helper springs on top of it.
and I am thinking of buying a set of helper spring to bolt to the bottom side to make it that much stronger.
Soon as I get some decent 50 degree weather again I'll be going to get a set of f250 or bigger coils for my front to level out my truck and then to reassemble it until summer when I plan to repaint it either the same orange or a silver with red tint. Thanks for reading I'll update it again ASAP.