Lots of suggestions, thanks....
Hard to explain but the platform is actually bowed down just off center..someone really overloaded it at one time during its life....since it pivots at one end it is hard to see how to chain it down and jack it out.... I actually have pulling pots in my home shop but of course the truck is too tall to get in there ( Put in 8 foot doors and now need 10, story of my life).. the idea of backing into something solid would work but I dont think it would straighten this mess out enough... I am also thinking I will extend the depth of the platform by 18 inches or so to get a little more safe working room with awkward loads....
I'll post a pic or two tomorrow..
Guess there is some grinding and cutting in my future, thanks for all the info... Mike B