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  1. POWERSTROKE 350

    POWERSTROKE 350 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    i was plowing tonight and backed into the corner of a fence and mushed the bed. i know that it can be fixed but i am considering putting an aluminum flatbed on it. it is an 02 f350 regular cab single rear wheel. does anybody have any pictures of this exact set up so i can see what it may look like on my truck.
    Thanks,
    Riley
     
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

  3. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    i say go for it, that looks disgustingly mean,
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Those beds look nice!
     
  5. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    I would go for steel or stainless if you want rust free. Aluminum is weak, hard to fix, and hard to keep nice over the years. Also if you have anything steel (light brackets, hardware, etc) it will cause extreme corrosion issues. Just curious why you would go with Aluminum over steel?
     
  6. peconicwaters

    peconicwaters Junior Member
    from L.I N.Y
    Messages: 24

    steel and aluminum are mixed all the time in the marine industry.The strength to weight ratio of aluminum is actually pretty good.
     
  7. sjosephlawncare

    sjosephlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Have you priced stainless steel lately? It's over $8.00 a foot for 1/8 inch
     
  8. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nevermind the weight difference. youll be able to legally load up the aluminum bed more.