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Old 04-16-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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Bed sides

People that have just bed sides on your puller. How are you mounting and holding them on?
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:21 PM   #2
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Looking for ideas as well. Gonna gut my bed on the shorty in preparation for the back half. I was thinking a frame of 3/4 square tube and some dzus fastners
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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Are you wanting to have a lift body or are you ok with a solid stationary body?
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:24 PM   #5
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In that case I like to use 1" round or square aluminum tubing. 0.125" wall. Create a simple four legged "table" to hang the sides and front on. I tack the sides and front to keep some rigidity. If you use a tailgate tack that too. If not leave it open or use a sheet of aluminum for the back.

On the sides I run an extra brace or two per side from the bed side down to the frame just to keep the sides from flopping from side to side.

Attach the bed to the aluminum frame with bolts or pins for removal if you ever want to pull the bed off without removing the frame. You can cut out a lot of weight out of the bed sides and with the aluminum frame you can save a few hundred pounds pretty easy.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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Anyone have pictures how them made there frame?
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
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Look up build threads for prerunners, that’s where I got my ideas.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:14 PM   #8
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I used Aluminum 1" square box tubing bolted to steel brackets welded to the frame. Welded 3/4" OD x 2" long steel box tubing to the bed sides that slides into the 1" aluminum box tubing. 6 places per bed side, 3 at the top and 3 at the bottom. I use 1/4" bolts to hold it all together. Hope this gives you some insight as to how to do it. It is an old junker FORD that I did this to, but the same method will work on your Dodge.

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Old 04-19-2018, 10:41 AM   #9
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That does give me a better ideal to do. Thanks
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:30 PM   #10
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just curious but dont you have to retain the oem box and floor per rules or have things changed?
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:16 PM   #11
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just curious but dont you have to retain the oem box and floor per rules or have things changed?
That rule changed
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:59 PM   #12
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do you have a link describing the rule now as it is?
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see page 3 item #3. It is a little vague about the bed floor. But it does not say that you have to have one like it said in 2017 rules. I know for a fact it is not required this year.

http://propulling.com/images/pdf/201...le-Changes.pdf
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:29 PM   #14
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That rule reads body must retain full sheet metal.
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Here is ours. It has held up good so far this season.
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Here is ours. It has held up good so far this season.
I like that, simple and light!
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see page 3 item #3. It is a little vague about the bed floor. But it does not say that you have to have one like it said in 2017 rules. I know for a fact it is not required this year.

http://propulling.com/images/pdf/201...le-Changes.pdf
Yea it is vague but at the fall meetings i asked Jon mears and said can cut floors out but had to have a cover of some sort. I will get pictures of mine when i get it down off the lift how i did mine
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:03 AM   #18
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Anyone got anymore pics
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I like that, simple and light!
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