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Old 06-17-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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Have any of you guys made a the sliding table thats slide out of the back of your pick up bed? I was wondering how every one felt about it. Theres many ways were i can see it would be great but equally as many ways it could hinder the use of the back of my truck. So in my boredom over the weekend i decided to make one up and and see how it goes. For about 25 bucks in casters and some scrap i had in the garage i had one made up in a couple of hours. Does any one else sport one of these? I figured id give it a try and if i didnt like it id just take it apart. We will see how it goes this week.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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This is a little more expensive, but probably nicer.
http://www.americanvan.com/catalog/s...m?FamilyID=132

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I always look at them and think about getting one, but then Idecide not to. I was always afraid of it taking away cargo space. Do you have any pictures or plans of yours? I too often toy with the idea of building one.


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Old 06-17-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have an 8' "bedslide" in my truck , does not compromise storage space too much and you can keep things neat up front .
Awesome investment, my knees thank me daily !

I will post a photo tomorrow if i remember !

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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I have an 8' "bedslide" in my truck , does not compromise storage space too much and you can keep things neat up front .
Awesome investment, my knees thank me daily !

I will post a photo tomorrow if i remember !

Ya tom if you can deffinetly post a pic.

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There have been a couple of plans in
FHB in the last year or two.
Since I think I sprained my foot today,
I may have time to look them up tomorrow.
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Extend-o-bed all the way.

This pic doesn't show her fully extended, but she comes out a full 8' from the rear of my truck.

I bought it from a dude on CL who had it custom made for a Sprinter. I had to totally reconfig it to fit my truck, but for only $500, it was a steal.

The only drawback is that the rails take up a good amount of room in the bed (they are 4" I-Beams!), so bulk storage is lost. However, I have that sucker loaded to the gills and it rolls in and out really easily.
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WOW.............................look at those shim shingles.
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Hey Greg, don't forget to scuff some dirt on those tools before you roll to a jobsite.
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A.R.E. has the bedslide for around 600

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Hey Greg, don't forget to scuff some dirt on those tools before you roll to a jobsite.
Hey that Gutster bar was brandy new! FYI, it's a lot worse for wear now, but the best demo tool I've ever used.
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Sorry for the delay , busy week ! with this setup i am still able to carry 4x8 sheets on the box rails
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I saw this episode and thought it was pretty neet. Seemed like a good idea.http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_par...708055,00.html
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I thought about doing this too but then I won't be able to get up in there and find all those little things that an electrician needs. I have the shelving that came stock with my 2006 E-250 but they are crap and half of them are about come apart from their supports to the frame of the van. I'm not much of a carpenter but I have built some of my own stuff that so far works good for me.

DON'T LAUGH!

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Looks good to me!
I suppose you don't have to haul
too many 4X8 sheets of 'lectricity huh?
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Looks good to me!
I suppose you don't have to haul
too many 4X8 sheets of 'lectricity huh?
No, not many.

I live in a duplex so I have no room to do much woodworking, but I am house sitting for some relatives next week and I would like to revamp the shelves in that pic and do some other fancy things while I have the space to do such things.

Here is the other side of those shelves.



It was the first time I really ever messed with any woodworking projects. Norm Abram and Yankee Workshop has inspired me but I'll be sticking with the electricity thing as far as income goes.
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Looks good guys! I love looking at trucks and set ups, I guess some guys like to look at chicks on the net, but give me some construction related pics and I'm set
Magnettica, not laughin here, it looks like a pretty nice set up




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If anyone is interested, I have to sell my Extend-o-bed.

As much as I love it, we are doing so much deck building these days, that I need to have the back of my truck open to haul big things like concrete mixers, wheelbarrows, etc. I'm already trailered-out to the gills and I don't have the infrastructure to be hauling two trailers around. I'm already jockeying trailers like a shipping company!

Let me know. I would rather sell it to someone I know. I'll even help you install it.

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