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Old 03-01-2011, 12:46 AM
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Default Drive with no bed on your truck?

Can you run around with no bed on your truck? Just cause my bed is wrecked, but the truck is my daily driver.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

I'm sure you can drive around without the bed, but, you have to have a rear bumper and rear tail lights.
Might be a little squirrelly with out the added weight
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:42 AM
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Ya it will be a lot lighter and just make sure you have taillights and a bumper.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

Install a hitch like they have on a tractor trailer and get people to take a double take! Ha Ha!
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

haha

And I heard some places would require mud flaps
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

unless the bed is falling off, or rubbing the tires, why remove it? Pics?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

I rolled in the truck, and well drive like that for now til I get another one. Because I really haven't seen any bed for sale around here.


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Old 03-01-2011, 08:54 PM
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Rock that shit and throw on some Jeep tails or something similar. It adds character. How the hell did you do that? Rear end?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:54 PM
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its legal as long as u hvae tailights abd a bumper of some sort.

mud flaps r required in many places but whos gonna pull u over for that? i just took mine off last week
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:55 PM
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Edit, so many nice Fords in that pic!
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:55 PM
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Rock that shit and throw on some Jeep tails or something similar. It adds character. How the hell did you do that? Rear end?
he flipped it over and missed the cab, destroyed the bed...cant remember exactly how though
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

Damn dude, i bet riding in the passengers seat with you driving must be pretty intense. how did you do that???
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:57 PM
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he flipped it over and missed the cab, destroyed the bed...cant remember exactly how though
That in itself screams, rock the bed as is. Its like a cool scar, show that shit off!
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Drive with no bed on your truck?

Ouch! Looks bad! sorry!
Most states require that you have a bumper,mud flaps,and working lights in the rear.
Other than that, you can drive it w/o the bed.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:02 PM
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Rock that shit and throw on some Jeep tails or something similar. It adds character. How the hell did you do that? Rear end?
I just rolled going on the highway.
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its legal as long as u hvae tailights abd a bumper of some sort.

mud flaps r required in many places but whos gonna pull u over for that? i just took mine off last week
how is that working out for you
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Edit, so many nice Fords in that pic!
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That in itself screams, rock the bed as is. Its like a cool scar, show that shit off!
lol jus fix the lights
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