Got my assistant helping me:
...and in the garage!
The header is sitting on a set of wheel dollys while the back end is on a pair of 55 gallon drums. Whatever works, right?
Tin box for the ramps, its just riveted to the underside of the bed
So the plan is to remove the ramp box as it will interfere with the hydraulic scissor. From there i need to start on the frame rails- the bed is for a C&C and they measure ~34.25" wide, whereas my truck is a standard frame, which measures more like 37.375" wide. So the plan is to remove the original frame rails from the bed and put new ones one at the correct width. Ive got new channel in the garage ready to go to make new ones, so the weekends plan is to try and get both rails off the bed so i can start mocking up the new ones.
Mounting hardware removed:
filler neck disconnected:
dissecting the wiring:
these things have a galvanized tray underneath for ramps that will need to go:
...and coming up!
The donor truck went back to its parking spot in the stones for now. Eventually my red bed will get cobbled onto it and then a buddy is buying the truck from me.
Today im going to clean the bed and get it ready to go into the garage for some modifications. I need to make it fit my 96 F250, which is not a C&C truck, so its going to take some work to fit on my frame.