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Post pics of aluminum flat beds.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by apik1, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I have the chance to but an 05 F250 diesel x-cab with 77,000 miles for 12,000 but the bed and bumer are shot, so I am thinking aluminum flatbed. Please post pics and brands of them. Thanks
  2. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    if the bed and the bumper was not taken well care of then hows the engine and frame going to be. seems like they didnt treat it well. it maybe a deal that is to good to be true.
  3. sjosephlawncare

    sjosephlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    The only ones I see are on the truckcraft website. Good luck cause I want to do the same thing. The steel bed on my 04 looks like chit, but it's not "shot". I hate it, but I think I'll just end up sand blasting it and painting it. A new aluminum one is around 3k, which will just oxidize and have to be repolished anyways. What do you mean the bed is "shot"? post pictures of it.
  4. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    It was a trade in, my friend owns a car dealer and his service dept did all the work since new. The damage came from a cement pole at a gas station, pushed the bumper into the bed and buckeld the whole right side of the bed. I could put a side and bumper on it, but I want to add a flatbed to the fleet. I ll get a pic of it in the a.m.
  5. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    if you want to go back with a replacment bed i have a take off bed.. pm me i also have a flat bed on my f-350 ill take a pic for u too
  6. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    my 2002 f 350 drw with a omaha flatbed i miss the truck my father ran the rear of the truck over with our drott 40 excavator 3 mothes after new bed was put on sold the truck bed was nice looking but go for the heavier gauge aluminum

    ford f 350 pics 028.jpg
  7. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    mine is a short bed
  8. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    they can build whatever you need i forgot to add the fact that you need like 1000 lbs for ballast aluminum is very light her is a pic of before bed was put on

    truck destroyed 001.jpg

    truck destroyed 010.jpg

    truck destroyed 008.jpg
  9. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    How about a picture when it got ran over with the Drott?
  10. 350-CHEVY

    350-CHEVY Member
    Messages: 81

    if they backed in to a pole and it buckled the box i would be worried about frame damage
  11. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    nope there is none, they put it on a frame machine and it was all good.
  12. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Here is one we built for a customer.

    Hillsboro Flat Bed.JPG
  13. New Heights

    New Heights Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I love the trailer light with the duck tape.
  14. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    why would you put a new bed on that truck it looks fine to me lol, jk-

    POWERSTROKE 350 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    i would not worry about frame damage. i recently buckled my drivers side of my bed. at 5-7 mph. bumper cuaght it just right and buckled the side. it is a very crappy feeling. i am also now considering an aluminum flatbed, but everyone is way to expensive, i can buy materials for about $2k. companies out there want $6k for the beds. i can believe the markup. keep the pics coming. i have a 2002 f350 single rear wheel if anyone has pics please put them up
  16. bam

    bam Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 201

    the company in our area is EBY. It is in Blue Bell, PA.

    They make the 53' trailers, but will also do custom jobs. One of my subs has a custom built bed on his F450, and I've seen a lawncare company in the area with a nice flatbed from them.

    They're not cheap though. The sub paid somewhere between 7-9000 for his, although it has built in toolboxes, slider tables, that he has a compressor mounted to, and some other features.
  17. GLS

    GLS Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Here is the dumping flatbed on our Dodge:


    Custom built by Alumline. They have many pictures of flatbed applications on their website (alumline.com). Like I said, ours has a hoist so it sits higher than most.

    We have found this bed to be so useful, that we ordered another flatbed (nondumping this time) for our GMC (bed has damage anyway).

    Anyone looking for a customized bed, I highly recommend Alumline. They will build to whatever specs you want, and add anything you can imagine.
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Wheres your bumper?
  19. redstroker_2002

    redstroker_2002 Member
    Messages: 62

    sorry that truck looks like it was beat. look at the tailgate it was a different color from the orginal paint color.. i would get a oasis report made on it and that will tell you the life the truck has had. you just need to give somebody at ford your vin number and they can pull a report on it.
  20. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Quite posting pictures of the Dodge Ryan, your making me jealous! I still think you should have thrown that in with the plow deal. ;)