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I just bought a Ford F-450 without a bed. I am wanting to build a wooden flat bed on it but I am not sure how to anchor it to the frame. I spent about 3 hrs looking on the internet for some kind of plans.
Anybody know of any?

To keep this on topic, maybe I'll haul my bike on it. :wink:

thanks
RB
 

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IIRC, aren't PU beds attached with long carriage bolts? Why not the same for a flatbed?
 

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Typically you need a heavy cross member that is perpendicular to the frame in at least two places but that is determined by intended length and load intentions. Sometimes this is done with 3/16 U-channel steel.
 

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Search for aftermarket Dump Bed mechanisms. That would do what you want and also give you the flexabilty of a dump bed.....SWEET!

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Were you just looking to 1-up the F-350 guys?
 

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"U" bolts are what I have always used.
Whatever you do, do not drill any holes in the top or bottom flange of the frame rail.
 

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g1nomad

I was looking for a F-350, but my wife came across this dealer that had 3 of these for less than $9000.00 So I grabbed the one with the least miles.
 
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