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Old 05-22-2017, 11:36 PM
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This was a picture of my welding skid when I was building it.
I am changing trucks to get back into a long bed. I will move the tool boxes over in roughly the same position. The skid I would like to move up about 4" from the bottom of the bed so that I can throw in the occasional sheet goods. I am not moving over my fifth wheel rails.
The problem is that I can't think of a good way to put feet on it and still keep it toward the front of the bed. The front portion is fairly easy, just build a bridge across with plates on either side, the rear portion is where it gets difficult, as the skid end before the wheel wells end. The other issue is that the portion of the bed in front and back of the wheel wells is not right above the frame, so tying it in is more problematic.

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Old 05-23-2017, 06:43 AM
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You could build a hat shaped frame out of tubing to hug the wheel wells. Then put a short stub leg up from that and then bridge the two?
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:39 AM
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Would this work with runners so you could slide sheet good all the way forward
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:01 PM
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Digr, I suspect something like that is what I will do. It is about 50" between the wheel wheels, so I have about an inch to work with on either side. The rear of the skid sits about in the middle of the wheel well. The front, up near the cab, I have as much room as I want.

I think I have some 4x4 angle, I am considering making a "U" around the skid with the bottom leg sitting on the bed. Then I can make so L bracket to go from the frame to the bottom of the bed, then drill holes for mounting through the angle, bed, and frame.
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I was thinking that you could put the piece in the drawing behind the wheel wells then you could hull four foot sheets.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:11 PM
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I had free time today so I swapped gear from one truck to another. I went ahead and just bolted the skid down as is. I will likely remodel the skid in the future, but need to use it tomorrow, so bolt it down and go to work.

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Oh well, maybe on the next truck.
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