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Tacoma flatbed build

This is my first real start to finish fab project. I don't really count the SAC just because of the amount of help I had for that. Its almost finished, need to do the rear bumper/hitch mount. I am going to finish skinning the sides once i pick up one more piece of sheet metal. I will also add some more supports to the side to avoid crushing. Just driving it around the neighborhood the visibility improvements are amazing! Let me know what you think...

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Little flex test on the concrete/rubble at the edge of the neighborhood


Tire just clears the edge when flexing
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That looks real nice, but also looks very fragile?

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I think it looks great!

Once you add the adl supports it should be fine.

Depending on weight carried you might want to add a couple more crossbraces to the bottom, though.

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Bad-ass for sure.

Nice work.

What you ganna coat it with? Line-X type shit or some type of paint?
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I think it looks great!

Once you add the adl supports it should be fine.

Depending on weight carried you might want to add a couple more crossbraces to the bottom, though.
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Bad-ass for sure.

Nice work.

What you ganna coat it with? Line-X type shit or some type of paint?
Thanks! I am very happy with the outcome considering this is my first project. I am thinking the line-x knock off stuff. I am also looking at a hard rubber tread pattern material that i can get for the bottom, but am worried about dry rot. If i don't do that it will probably be the line-x home roll knock off.

finally done, what a pain in the ass!

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i think thats looking awesome! cant wait to see finished product!! i did this to my first yota... it was also my first project... have fun man!

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oh and watch out for cops... ha mine they werent too fancy about... ha!

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very nice indeed!!! ill be considering the same project soon and that looks to be a great and simple form. Nice fabbin'

How did you secure it? are each xmember welded to frame?

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very nice indeed!!! ill be considering the same project soon and that looks to be a great and simple form. Nice fabbin'

How did you secure it? are each xmember welded to frame?
Completely bolt on and removable. There are 4 holes in the long side frame rails. that hook up to the stock mounts. Ill grab photos tonight if i remember.

finally done, what a pain in the ass!

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Nice work! I plan to build something similar. What are the specifications of the square tubing you used?
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be careful of not having rear fenders
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Wow that looks great... I'd look at adding rear fenders though. Keep us updated
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Tire just clears the edge when flexing
I bet you are going to rub that support under full stuff.. That doesn't look like the springs are compressing all the way.


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x2 You are going to destroy that tire in the process. Ditch those freaking chevy springs for some real springs.

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