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is this normal

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by Dakota1820, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. Dakota1820

    Dakota1820 New Member

    Notice the bed to cab relationship.its not like that normally why with a load does it do that?

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  2. AMac

    AMac New Member 100 Posts

    I'm not sure I understand your question, can you explain a little more as to what you think the problem is?
  3. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Yeah. Normally the truck stays right side up!

    I am not so sure what the question is either. Is there frame flex?
  4. Dakota1820

    Dakota1820 New Member

    Yea I'm using my phone a nexus s and for some odd reason when posting a picture it always flips it upside down. The concern is the bed to cab relationship. It looks like its bending slightly between the bed and cab. I notice a lot of chevy look like this mine only does when there is a substantial weight in the back.
  5. Untouchable

    Untouchable New Member 100 Posts

    With the picture size, it doesn't look like it's off much. Have you measured from the cab to the bed at the top, and then the bottom to see if it's off at all?

    At least I think this is what you're talking about.
  6. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    How much weight at you hauling? Yes. The frame will flex under loads. What shape is the farme in? Is it rusty?
  7. Dakota1820

    Dakota1820 New Member

    Frame is in very good shape and about 2000 lbs give or take a little
  8. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    You should be fine. I have hauled enough stuff on my chevy trucks to compress the suspension to the bump stops more than a few times! A little frame flex won't hurt anything.
  9. Dakota1820

    Dakota1820 New Member

    How much weight does it take to compress the suspension to the bump stops. Also I don't think I ever had a truck bend like that its not real bad but it is noticeable
  10. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I am not sure how much weight it takes to go to the bump stops. We were taking an analog TV transmitter out of a TV station and had to disassemble it completely and haul it away in loads. TV transmitters are HEAVY! This transmitter was about 8' wide, 7' tall and 2 1/2' deep. The tube in the transmitter had to be removed with an engine hoist. Ya need a REAL truck if'n yer gonna haul TV transmitters! LOL! Don't bother to bring a Ford!

    Is this your first longbed? That might be why.

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