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Flatbed Installation

Hi guys,

I bought a 2001 F350 crew cab with a box on it. I bought a bradford built flatbed to install on it. I never realized that trucks that come from the factory with boxes on them have a hump in the frame that goes over the rear axle and also the fuel filler hose is in an awkward position. I am looking for ideas on mounting the flatbed to the frame. I was thinking of putting a 1x4 piece of wood on the humped part of the frame and fabricating spacers for the areas where I will be mounting the bed to the frame. I'm not sure how to mount the fuel filler hose as it comes out of the top of the tank and needs to get thru the frame of the truck and the frame of the flatbed. I'm thinking that with the height of the 1x on top of the hump that I should have at least 2" between the two frames and I can route it between that area. I'm thinking of welding side plates to the flatbed itself and bolting those sideplates to the frame instead of using u bolts. I've mounted four or five flatbeds on vehicles before but they were the cab and chassis frames that are flat.

Any pointers that anybody has would be greatly appreciated.


2011 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 King Ranch, Automatic, Line-X, Pace Edwards Full Metal Jack Rabbit bed cover, Weathertech Vent Visors and bug deflector, Cabelas Floor Mats, CoastalTech Lockpick, LED Bed Lighting, PUTCO Interior LED Lighting, no performance mods.....yet

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