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I need to raise truck bed 3 " to clear frame hump in my 40 Chevy truck.looking for some how to or possibly some pictures . Thanks Larry
well, you did ask about raising the bed to clear the hump, not raising the bed floor
i'm gonna go out on a limb and say this is for a C-notch "hump", since it's a stepside, it's very easy to raise the floor. just weld in 1.25" angle iron 3" up on the bed sides and raise the rest of the structure with pressure treated wood. i'm more familiar with chevy beds than ford beds, but i assume they are similar in that the bed wood supports the bed.
this is a fleetside bed, but the support is the same, angle welded higher and blocks under the bed sills. you end up with a goofy filler when the tailgate is down



you can also just raise the bed section over the axle, i'm finding fleet beds only

 

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Unless you need the clearance for the rear center section, why not just modify the wheel tubs to clear the wheels and then you don't have an odd looking bed with a step at the back or a hump in the middle. I'm doing a 56 Chevy pickup and I wanted a steel bed instead of wood. Found a good one in an 89 Chevy and cut it to fit. Had a friend bend some steel 90 degrees by 6' long and about an inch on each leg. Kinda like angle iron but looks a little nicer. Welded it where the floor meets the sidewalls. Will have it finished with a professional sprayin liner . Probably Bullet or LineX. That should seal the thing real well and give it a good finish.
 
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