Not wanting to clutter up the pivot frame thread, I figured I should start a new one.
The other thread seems primarily for larger 2ton+ trucks anyways...
Im curious to hear your thoughts about utilizing a 3 or 4 point pivot frame on a light duty truck.
My rig is a 1996 F250 Powerstroke 4x4. I purchased it with a flatbed on it years ago, and am about to tear it off to refurb it.
Blasted, painted, rewired, new deck, and new LED lighting.
Im considering a 3-point pivot mount for it, but I simply do not know if it is worth it.
I dont think Ive ever seen or heard of a flatbed pickup breaking a frame, but Id like to cover my bases.
The flatbed is very strong and rigid. 6" C-channel.
The bed is currently hard mounted (bolted/welded) to the chassis.
I think my next step is to do some flex tests on it, to see just how much the bed is limiting the flex of the chassis. But Id like to hear your thoughts.