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Smoke 'em
09-19-2011, 09:48 AM
Ok guys my dad just ordered a 2012 ford crew cab 4x4 chasis cab, he's a pipeline welder in the oil field. Where can we find really sweet looking flat beds?? Thx

TMONEYDIESEL
09-19-2011, 09:51 AM
Have you googled "sweet looking flat beds"?

Smoke 'em
09-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Yes, and their idea of badass and mine are two totally different things haha

MegaCabRam
09-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Truck Beds, Accessories, Become a CM Truck Bed Dealer! Aluminum truck beds (http://www.cmtruckbeds.com/)

There not cheap but CM beds are my favorite...

307diesel
09-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Have you looked at Bob Kings Truck Beds, LLC Homepage (http://www.bobkingstruckbeds.com) If you want pics of some of the best looking beds, i can probably find some...

OrangeNV
09-19-2011, 01:20 PM
when i end up with my own rig im goin with a CM

Welding rig trucks - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum (http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/show-time/158205-welding-rig-trucks.html)

duck_04
09-19-2011, 02:04 PM
^^this

CM makes a really nice bed

displacedtexan
09-19-2011, 02:06 PM
He's a welder. Buy something close, and make it into what you want.

silvercummins14
09-19-2011, 02:51 PM
I like "Bradford built" and "gooseneck" beds

farm boy
09-19-2011, 03:16 PM
Gooseneck (http://gooseneck.net/) Brand Flat beds are my favorite. Go Figure....

http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo203/clayton9927/FarmTruck_3.jpg

http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo203/clayton9927/FarmTruck_2.jpg

Smoke 'em
09-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Bob Kings are awesome! thanks guys!

Goose
09-19-2011, 03:57 PM
Looks good Farm boy. Is that a short bed?

BearBeatsAll
09-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Why not just build your own?

307diesel
09-19-2011, 07:14 PM
CM beds have small tool boxes and crappy storage, when it comes to storing welding tools. You can build a nice bed for what one of those cheap built CM's cost.

HOTTAPPER1
09-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Bob King enough said....

farm boy
09-21-2011, 06:49 AM
Looks good Farm boy. Is that a short bed?

No, It's a long bed. Thanks.

Scooter's Roofing
09-21-2011, 08:40 AM
best welding beds I've ever seen were always built by the owner of the truck

farm boy
09-21-2011, 04:30 PM
Here is one bad ass looking welding rig. Pics are bigger if you click the link.

as promised, pics of new welding truck - PowerStrokeNation (http://powerstrokenation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108638&highlight=)

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/mudderfudder/044.jpg

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/mudderfudder/049.jpg

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/mudderfudder/064.jpg

Smoke 'em
09-21-2011, 04:59 PM
That is one awesome looking rig!!

Swamp Star
12-08-2011, 11:03 PM
Why not just build your own?

Thats what I was thinking. All the pipe liners around here build there own and they build some badass looking beds.

That red truck is nasty!!!

Knoberman
12-09-2011, 10:54 AM
That red truck looks great. Of the ones ive been around the best ones were built by the people who had to work out of it.

DiEsElFeInE
01-29-2012, 05:30 PM
i just bought a CM flatbed n now modifying it to exactly what i want they were close but i dont like their light setup n some other things so im cuttin stuff off n welding in the stuff i want.

gunna be a lil work but at least it will be different n what i want.

if you dont wanna build one from scratch just do what i did n find one that has the lines you want n then make it yours!

CatStrangler
05-18-2012, 08:36 AM
I've been doing extensive research on custom pipeline welding beds, and I have come to 2 different conclusions. The before mentioned Bob King welding beds are just pure awesome. But if you have the extra time and want to keep cost to a minimum, RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH and then DIY! There are a lot of different ways to bring an effective and beautiful welding bed together.

307diesel
05-18-2012, 10:35 AM
I've been doing extensive research on custom pipeline welding beds, and I have come to 2 different conclusions. The before mentioned Bob King welding beds are just pure awesome. But if you have the extra time and want to keep cost to a minimum, RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH and then DIY! There are a lot of different ways to bring an effective and beautiful welding bed together.

You are exactly right. Cm beds are thin plate, crappy little boxes, no refinement, and over priced. I've built a dozen pipeline beds and I've yet to have more than $3,500 in one. Rigwelder.com has lots of pics, my last two rigs are on there. Both 2nd gens, the one is dark blue with a little short bed with plenty of stainless, and the other is green and white. If you haven't looked there, it would be worth your time for ideas.

TheBigNasty
05-18-2012, 11:04 AM
If you're going to buy a flatbed, you mind as well just show up with a riglet.

307diesel
05-18-2012, 11:21 AM
^well put lol

Demon 6.0
05-18-2012, 11:41 AM
35309

35310

Buddy of mine built this rig.

crackerman
05-18-2012, 06:47 PM
build the bed your self. Also, if he plans to work in texas, state troopers are starting to weigh welding rigs going up and down the roads. 11k #'s is the limit. My two brothers in law and father in law are all rig welders, two have been busted on weight, and are now putting their trucks on a diet. To me that seems unreasonable, as a 4wd4door ford can weigh 8500 empty, add a welder and equipment and it can stick you over fast. Even though the factory gvwr is around 16 k.