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Ford Flat Bed Dump Bed Build...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Ok so onto yet another project. My factory bed is rotting and went through a real tough winter. So I decided to make yet another dump bed. I want to keep it as light and strong as I can. I am using 3 x 5 angle for the side and instead of C-channel I will be using angle for the cross members also instead of C-channel. Some of the pics show it hanging from my hoist so I can get the Wife's mustang back into the garage. Also all edges have been milled so everything is square for welding. I also checked this set up with a digital angle finder and I am a tenth of a degree off from 0.0 and 90 degrees. I also used ratchet straps to get it all nice and tight before welding.


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  2. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. TJS

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    The dump scissor kit had major issues in QT and the welding dept. I also did some welding on the scissor where there should have been welds on it. I am going to send the pic to the guy who tried to explain how what great welder he is. I also ground out his missed weld and redid that as well. I sanded the paint off as well.

    I got the tail light panel (1/4" plate) made as well as welded in with gussets and stake pockets. I also put a 2" receiver tube I had laying around. This will hold my vice as well as a holder for long lengths of steel.
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  5. TJS

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    Their scissor mount on top. Bent and junk. My parts on the bottom I am going to use.
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  8. TJS

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    I got an aluminum tool box that will mount under the right side of the dump bed. It will be attached to the frame rail with supports and gussets. I am going to use this tool box to house my hydraulic pump set up to keep it out of the elements. I then remembered I got a train horn kit that I never used and it came with a compressor and a tank. So I had to get creative in stuffing the compressor, air tank, pressure control relay (turns off compressor at 150psi and comes on 110psi)and the hydraulic unit in the 24” wide tool box. I got it done and also verified that the pressure control relay works and the system has no leaks. I will have to support the tool box with some serious plate cause this thing is heavy.

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  10. TJS

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    Ok got the bed off of this thing. Used the backhoe to get it off. Had to plasma cut the heads of the bolts off. Found 3 rear brake lines ready to rust through and leak. Also found a fuel tank breather tube rusted through. Going to replace all that tomorrow. I power washed the scale off the frame and tomorrow I will sand blast and hopefully get a coat of epoxy primer on it. Then I will be able to mock up the dump bed and hinges. More to come.
    T.J.
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  11. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
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    Lookin good so far. It makes it real easy when you have the right tools to do the job too.
     
  12. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Sub'ed for more pics
     
  13. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    looking great!!
     
  14. dodgeboy06

    dodgeboy06 Member
    Messages: 39

    Very nice work...I too am looking forward to seeing more pics as this project continues and seeing the finished product as well.
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Nice prodject. It's coming out realy good. You must love having a milling machine, my cousin has one and it's wicked handy to have.
     
  16. TJS

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    Well after what seem days of sandblasting and getting the frame as clean as I can get it, I coated it with epoxy primer. Up next I am going to mock up the bed and make the rear hinge set up.
    T.J.

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  17. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 614

    Looks good! Nice welds looks like a roll of nickels.
     
  18. joshg

    joshg Senior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 141

    thanks for sharing,I'm enjoying.
     
  19. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yup. I use it almost everyday.
     
  20. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 627

    Wow. Wish I could do something like that.