Author Topic: lifting a pickup truck bed  (Read 344 times)

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
lifting a pickup truck bed
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:53:34 PM »
I'm planning on putting the truck bed back on the frame of my 78 powerwagon.

I can't think of a great way to get under the bed with my lift without having the lift points be in way of the mount points between the frame and bed. The sides of the bed are to weak and would bend if I lifted from them.

I was thinking about installing some cheap pocket anchors and attaching to the anchors as lift points. I'm wondering if the pocket anchors points would be strong enough.

Otherwise I need to find a way to get the lift points under the side of the bed and high enough to contact the underside of bed botttom. Maybe a couple of 4x4's at each point.

thoughts?
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Online YJScrounge

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 4265
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 12:56:38 PM »
4 people on each corner and walk it on
"This situation requires an immature act be carried out on someone's behalf - We're just the guys to do it!" - Animal House

93YJ: Waggy 44 HD's F&R, Rear Detroit Locker, Front Eaton Elec Selectable, 5:13 Motive, Anti-Wrap Bar, WARN Hubs, 6" Lift on 35" Mud Terrains, 4.0 HO w/K&N Air Tube, Live Wire Ignition, WARN 8,000 lb Winch, AtoZ Cage and Sliders, FX Tuner Seats w/Harnesses, OBA, SOA

01 RAM Cummins Tow Rig

01 WJ: Son's DD/Mall Crawler, 2" Budget Boost, Skyjacker Shocks, JK 17" Wheels back-up Tow Rig

Online MassJK

  • Global Moderator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *******
  • Posts: 17862
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 12:57:49 PM »
2 2" straps clipped into pockets x patern lift with engine hoist
Quote from: Mrs. Whoopie Pies
Then we have those guys that feel like constant cornmeal in ones pants . Alan for example.

Offline Mr. Clean

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 1065
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 01:09:16 PM »
Either one of those would work.
I have no idea what I'm doing... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Offline RedJeepster1

  • NEJEEP Member
  • Rock Crawler
  • *****
  • Posts: 1166
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 01:22:11 PM »
Just lift from points inside the bed, then the lift isn't in the way. It can't weigh that much, does it?
88 YJ, D30, D35, 4.10's, 4.6L Stroker, MPFI, Skyjacker 2.5" Lift, 33's
00 XJ, HP30, Front Truss, WJ Knuckles, High Steer, 3 link, Locked C8.25 w/ Chromo's, IRO Leafs, 4.56's, Rebuilt 4.0, JK Rubi Wheels, 35's

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 01:34:21 PM »
Just lift from points inside the bed, then the lift isn't in the way. It can't weigh that much, does it?

It's pretty light. what lift points are you referring to?
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Offline RedJeepster1

  • NEJEEP Member
  • Rock Crawler
  • *****
  • Posts: 1166
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 01:49:52 PM »
Just lift from points inside the bed, then the lift isn't in the way. It can't weigh that much, does it?

It's pretty light. what lift points are you referring to?

Are there no tie down points or anything inside the bed? You can use ratchet straps over the legs of the lift to adjust height and get it flat.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
88 YJ, D30, D35, 4.10's, 4.6L Stroker, MPFI, Skyjacker 2.5" Lift, 33's
00 XJ, HP30, Front Truss, WJ Knuckles, High Steer, 3 link, Locked C8.25 w/ Chromo's, IRO Leafs, 4.56's, Rebuilt 4.0, JK Rubi Wheels, 35's

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 01:57:21 PM »
Just lift from points inside the bed, then the lift isn't in the way. It can't weigh that much, does it?

It's pretty light. what lift points are you referring to?

Are there no tie down points or anything inside the bed? You can use ratchet straps over the legs of the lift to adjust height and get it flat.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

just the pocket anchors on the bedrails
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Online MasterDrazhar

  • Honorary Members
  • Rock Crawler
  • ****
  • Posts: 14061
  • 'F' with me? I'll STAB YA!
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 02:50:55 PM »

 Lift from the top using straps in either the pockets or if you have em the corner tie-down rings.

 Engine hoist or post lift...
Profile for Team_Oscar



Quote from: Sweet Cheeks Bitty
Nasty and ill-tempered?  I'll show you nasty and ill-tempered you old pinworm...

Quote from: Theo Maassen
Optimists are badly informed Pessimists.[/quote

Offline King of the Hill

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 2965
  • The best beer in the world is the one in your hand
    • Jeeps on the Brain
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 03:51:10 PM »
I would think the pockets would be plenty strong.
75 CJ-5        Plow Jeep Still for Sale - $800 w/4way plow
77 CJ-5        Red Jeep - 401, T18, Locked F&R
77 CJ-7        Sons Jeep - Built from Race Jeep remnants
79 CJ-7        Q-Track - Aging gracefully in the woods(well, not much left)
84 CJ-7        Rock Jeep - BYS  (Big Yellow Shitbox) on one tons
95 Wrangler  Sons commuter Jeep - bone stock 4 popper
97 TJ           Black Jeep on Slinkys
04 Grand Cherokee Overland - Wife's Jeep,  Too nice for me!

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 04:12:24 PM »
ok cool. If I can get the frame and bed turned (so I can back into the lift) around I'll try putting it on this weekend.
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 07:57:48 PM »
Using the pocket anchors worked out great. Was able to get the get the bed on by myself.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Online MassJK

  • Global Moderator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *******
  • Posts: 17862
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 08:43:24 PM »
Way too hard
Quote from: Mrs. Whoopie Pies
Then we have those guys that feel like constant cornmeal in ones pants . Alan for example.

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 08:51:57 PM »
yea yea. pretty damn good doing it by myself.
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Online YJScrounge

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 4265
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2017, 11:33:24 PM »
Gotta give you credit!
"This situation requires an immature act be carried out on someone's behalf - We're just the guys to do it!" - Animal House

93YJ: Waggy 44 HD's F&R, Rear Detroit Locker, Front Eaton Elec Selectable, 5:13 Motive, Anti-Wrap Bar, WARN Hubs, 6" Lift on 35" Mud Terrains, 4.0 HO w/K&N Air Tube, Live Wire Ignition, WARN 8,000 lb Winch, AtoZ Cage and Sliders, FX Tuner Seats w/Harnesses, OBA, SOA

01 RAM Cummins Tow Rig

01 WJ: Son's DD/Mall Crawler, 2" Budget Boost, Skyjacker Shocks, JK 17" Wheels back-up Tow Rig

Offline bigdaddymack51

  • Rock Crawler
  • ****
  • Posts: 1511
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2017, 06:05:11 AM »
When you were saying lift , my mind was thinking engine lift . I feel really bad for you now :)      FjR68

Offline Mr. Easy

  • Administrator
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 3532
    • 72 scamp
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 08:41:41 AM »
When you were saying lift , my mind was thinking engine lift . I feel really bad for you now :)      FjR68

yea I got it rough. lol
"it's like you're playing the triangle"

Offline MattG

  • NEJEEP Member
  • Rock Crawler
  • *****
  • Posts: 2898
  • Probie of the year!
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 12:52:50 PM »
meh
***** TOM FOR PREZ 2017 ******
MAKE NORTHEAST JEEP GREAT AGAIN!

Offline Red Rocker

  • NEJEEP Member
  • Mall Crawler
  • *****
  • Posts: 112
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 10:02:42 PM »
When you were saying lift , my mind was thinking engine lift . I feel really bad for you now :)      FjR68

X2
16 JKURR

"A threesome is not really cheating......the two girls cancel each other out"

.

Offline JeepinMaxx

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 13607
  • E-Mail - ffederico@brierlylombard.com
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 11:35:57 PM »
Nice job!  use the equipment you have...
99TJ Tummy Tuck and SYE, Front D30 with alloy shafts, Detroit locker 4.56, Rear D44, ARB locker 4.56.  Detoursusa.com Rear bumper, Superwinch EP9000 Front Cage



"We don't need more gun control - we need ASSHOLE CONTROL"

Offline RedJeepster1

  • NEJEEP Member
  • Rock Crawler
  • *****
  • Posts: 1166
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2017, 06:46:57 AM »
Lookin good!
88 YJ, D30, D35, 4.10's, 4.6L Stroker, MPFI, Skyjacker 2.5" Lift, 33's
00 XJ, HP30, Front Truss, WJ Knuckles, High Steer, 3 link, Locked C8.25 w/ Chromo's, IRO Leafs, 4.56's, Rebuilt 4.0, JK Rubi Wheels, 35's

Offline Johny Pornstash

  • Board of Directors
  • Rock Crawler
  • *********
  • Posts: 2700
  • Trial and Error...expensive, but never forgotten!
Re: lifting a pickup truck bed
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 08:03:42 PM »
Sweet!
PMA - Positive Mental Attitude!

God is great, Beer is good an people are crazy!