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Old 04-10-2021, 08:47 AM
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Nice looking stake pocket there Marcus.
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Old 04-11-2021, 05:14 AM
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Glad you guys like them.
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:40 AM
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Latest update on the build.
https://youtu.be/lbc453H9AKI
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Latest update on the build.
https://youtu.be/lbc453H9AKI

Looks great Marcus. Just curious, are you planning raising any panels between the stakes or ribbing on the bed sides, similar to the rear of the cab? or leaving them flat?

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Old 04-13-2021, 06:44 PM
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Looks great Marcus. Just curious, are you planning raising any panels between the stakes or ribbing on the bed sides, similar to the rear of the cab? or leaving them flat?

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Just leaving them flat like stock. There is already so much detail like that in the cab, think it needs an area of quietness too!

I originally was going to add a 5 mm step each side of the rear guard, but saw it done on one and was too busy. Might still add the third stake pocket above the guard if it needs breaking up some more.
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Stake pockets welded on. This is the cab end so you can see how the integrated end cap worked out.


Spot or resistance welded on except for the flange under the top roll. Holes had been punched in it and then plug welded closed.


The other end shows the 50mm-2" set back on the stake pocket so the tailgate can sit flush with the end of the bedsides over the floor.


The belled/dimple died holes are to give access under the rear guards to the shock and swaybar mounting bolts on the chassis. This way they can be changed out without removing the bedsides.


Making the front panel. I first turned the first and second folds. As with the second one, the third can't be folded all the way as it hits the side of the channel.


I squared up the edge of the top angle iron to get a matching radius on the fold. The flipped the panel over so I could then continue the fold hitting upwards the rest of the way.


It has taken three sheets of 1.2mm-18# CRS, (Cold Rolled Steel), to build the bed so far. Same gauge as stock. There is enough left over to make all the bottom skirts, steps and rear roll pan as well. The tailgate too if I use the original pressing and add new top and bottom rolls to it.


I'm liking the proportions very much so far.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:30 AM
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It sure is looking really good. There is a lot of great work happening
Thanks for posting
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Marcus. You may be liking the proportions, but I'm loving them.


Awesome stuff as usual.


Having a hard time seeing the finished profile at top of bed front.
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Looking fabulous, what did you use for the bed spot welding.
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Looking fabulous, what did you use for the bed spot welding.
Ha ha, asked last page too.

"It is a locally made Dorman but don't think they are made anymore. The thing weighs a ton and was used to make limousines and funerals cars conversions when I bought it. It runs off a 15 amp power point and don't run well on a standard 10amp point.

I am welding two 1.2mm sheets with no problem at all and have to watch I don't hold the current on for too long as had a few burn holes right through! No timers and amperage adjustment on these but you get the feel for it and watch the colour and HAZ to get good results."

With the tailgate end where the stake pocket over laps the top roll flange, I had 4 layers of 1.2mm steel. Still welded right through!
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