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Brent's truck
shorting the bed on the zombie truck
July 21, 2018
8:11 pm
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Dale Clement
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Today Brent and me started the process of shorting the bed on his truck by ten inches. Here are some pictures of day 1.brents-truck-050.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-051.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-052.JPGImage Enlarger This is Brent making the first and there is no going back lol cutbrents-truck-053.JPGImage Enlarger SUCCESS! brents-truck-054.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-055.JPGImage EnlargerThe right side is done. brents-truck-056.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-057.JPGImage Enlarger now the left side brents-truck-058.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-059.JPGImage Enlargercutting out the floor. brents-truck-061.JPGImage Enlarger  

July 21, 2018
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Great pics Dale. Looks like you and Brent had fun! Good mod Brent!

July 21, 2018
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I ran out of space in the first post here are couple of more pics.  This is what it will look like when it is welded back togetherbrents-truck-065.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-068.JPGImage Enlarger 

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July 21, 2018
8:21 pm
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Dale Clement
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I had fun, Brent had to do all the work and figure out what he was doing. It will be a lot easier  when we do my truck because he will be an expertgrin

July 21, 2018
8:35 pm
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Pretty cool.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 21, 2018
8:37 pm
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Tomorrow we will get the cuts cleaned up and get it welded back together. Then start on the new rear bumper.

July 21, 2018
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Looks good. Better departure angle. Now you can go over bigger rocks!

Semper Fi

July 21, 2018
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Dale Clement said
I ran out of space in the first post here are couple of more pics.  This is what it will look like when it is welded back togetherbrents-truck-065.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-068.JPGImage Enlarger   

So it will look like a Toyota when you’re done? grin

July 22, 2018
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That looks good! Clean cuts. Its a “cute” truck now! (This is Lynda) 

July 22, 2018
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Dale Clement
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We are slowly turning our full size trucks into mini trucks.thumbs-up

July 22, 2018
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Gilbert & Betty
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No they will never be mini trucks. But everyone it right they will be more capable. I think you guys will like the end results.  I have a couple of cans of Krylon I can donate to your projects end lol. But seriously they are looking great. 

July 22, 2018
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It will definitely be a game changer. The departure angle will be much better and hopefully the swing out bill be reduced and we will stop trying break out the tail lights.

July 22, 2018
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Day 2 of shorting the bed on the zombie truck.

Brent cut off the excess frame then notched it so the bumper could slide over it and be welded at the back.brents-truck-2-009.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-010.JPGImage Enlarger

brents-truck-2-006.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-007.JPGImage Enlarger You can see how the bumper slides over the frame so it can be welded.

This is the slots on the back of the bumper that alow for welding the bumper to the frame on both side of the bumper.brents-truck-2-002.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-003.JPGImage Enlarger

Brent welding the bumper. We had to remove a cross member this bumper is  also  a cross member to strengthen the frame. brents-truck-2-015.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-013.JPGImage Enlarger

Brent welding in the strip metal to help fill the gaps in the sheet metal when he welds it back together again.brents-truck-2-020.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-021.JPGImage Enlarger

Stitch welding the side of the bed and the finished weld.brents-truck-2-025.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-026.JPGImage Enlarger

Here is the finished bed with a little comparison of my stock short bed dodge and Brent’s bed that has been shortened 10″s.brents-truck-2-032.JPGImage Enlargerbrents-truck-2-033.JPGImage Enlarger

There is still work to be done but the hard part is finished.

July 22, 2018
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Hopefully next weekend I’ll get the bed all welded and finished off. Get the wrap a rounds made up for the bumper ends. And get the recovery mounts on. Still got to figure out what I want to do for the spare tire.

July 22, 2018
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There is still work to be done but the hard part is finished.  

When are you going to fix that truck on the left? thumbs-up

July 22, 2018
6:31 pm
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We’ll have to change its name to bob 

July 22, 2018
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Jeff_R said

When are you going to fix that truck on the left? thumbs-up  

It should be pretty soon. I have to keep up with the pack. grin

July 22, 2018
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Dale Clement said

It should be pretty soon. I have to keep up with the pack. grin  

And with your blood brother Brent.

July 23, 2018
7:54 am
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Looks good! thumbs-up

July 24, 2018
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I love bob beds.  They make the builds look more unique.  

Um...what?

July 24, 2018
8:41 pm
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Im trying to figure out what to do with the spare tire now. I can’t decide where to put it.

July 24, 2018
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70dustpan said
Im trying to figure out what to do with the spare tire now. I can’t decide where to put it.  

Put it in Dale’s truck. But seriously, you could just toss it in the bed when you go wheeling and not mount it anywhere.

July 25, 2018
6:33 am
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Jeff_R said

Put it in Dale’s truck. But seriously, you could just toss it in the bed when you go wheeling and not mount it anywhere.  

For now thats what is going to happen. But soon the fuel tank is going to be mounted in the bed to make room for the doubler setup. So after that with the tank and tool box back there I’ll pretty much be a jeep for space.

July 25, 2018
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You can get one of those pre-runner tire mounts or make some kind of bed mount. 

July 25, 2018
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Ya Ive looked at a lot of different ways and locations. I just need to figure out which way I want to go. 

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