Advertisements

BEDWOOD INSTALLATION FOR A DROPPED TRUCK

Building a bed wood sub frame designed to raise the boards is an easy way to clear the rear end housing of a lowered truck.

Images & Text by Steve Stillwell

Whether your slammed truck is equipped with a big C-notch in the frame rail, a raised set of rear rails or even a serious Z’d frame, these frame modification are all made to clear the top of the rear end housing when the chassis is dropped to the ground. Trouble is, the housing is going to strike the bottom of the bed unless you perform some sort of fabrication to create clearance between the bottom of the bed and housing. I have seen all methods of bed modifications designed to clear the pumpkin of a dropped truck from formed sheet metal to leaving it open or even wood boards that look like a berm. Few if any are as clean and simply as creating a sub frame designed to raise the bed wood planks high enough to clear the rear end. (Read More)

15-With the bed’s sub frame and finish welded, the welds were ground flat where they would be flush when touching wood. The frame was then reinstalled into the truck’s bed and bolted  in place. A thread locker was used to ensure the bolts would never back out.

15- With the bed’s sub frame and finish welded, the welds were ground flat where they would be flush when touching wood. The frame was then reinstalled into the truck’s bed and bolted in place. A thread locker was used to ensure the bolts would never back out.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: