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Bed Installed! #1323517 Mon Aug 26 2019 01:11 AM
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today a few friends came over and we spent about three hours getting the bed installed. No major problems, although there were a few places we had to slightly enlarge some of the holes. It actually went much better than I thought (feared) it would. I still need to crawl back under and tighten some of the bolts (we left them loose so we could raise the bed a bit to get the blocks and pads placed). But I am a happy camper!

Tim

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I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: Bed Installed! [Re: bluesman] #1323586 Mon Aug 26 2019 04:05 PM
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Looks Great! I really like that bumper too....Heavy Dury..

Re: Bed Installed! [Re: bluesman] #1324085 Thu Aug 29 2019 10:38 PM
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wow, looks great!

-Woog

Re: Bed Installed! [Re: bluesman] #1324344 Sun Sep 01 2019 01:14 AM
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There is a thread in the General Discussion forum about creative ways to add weight in the rear of the truck for a better ride.
Looks like Tim has that covered with that bumper! smile

Re: Bed Installed! [Re: bluesman] #1324354 Sun Sep 01 2019 03:18 AM
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bluesman Offline OP
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I don't know if it improves the ride, although having 200 pounds + hanging on the back end did smooth out bumps a little. But with the heavy duty suspension on this thing it does bounce around unloaded.

Tim


I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim

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