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Do you think the weight in the back would really play a big issue? as long as your hauling what your truck is rated for id imagine youd be fine..just because its increasing the volume of the area you can store stuff in dosnt make it any heavier..

if its an issue where your constantly hauling in the bed it would also be a smart idea to invest in getting better shocks in the back with a couple inches lifted..but i dont think it would be necessary
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I was looking into this myself at one point and just googled "SideBoards" and still havent found any.

As an additional part, you could always manufacture a "Leaf Box" that would go over the cab also, i plan on building one here in a few months to prep for a hurricane or some awesome storms...

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now that i think of it..it essentially is a leafbox but with no top.. it folds easy for storage..it has an optional tarp to go over top (and you can have the wire frames to increae your capacity) i included a pic of that.

To everyone who is reading or has replied.. is this something you feel you would utilize in your lineup? Do you feel this would be a good addition to your setup.

It could lower your fuel costs as well as saving you time and money for and extra crew to drive a seperate truck.

A port could be made for leaf vacuums into the box.

other attachments could be implemented as well..any suggestions?
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Ill take one, i need it to fit a 1987 F150 Long Bed (98" x 64"). Prefer a metal side but, i want it to come over the cab so i can mount fog lights to it and i dont want it to be able to fold, i want it to be as rigid as possible seeing as my truck is only used for landscaping and lawn maintenance.

I might have to contact a local welder... hmmm...

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Ill take one, i need it to fit a 1987 F150 Long Bed (98" x 64"). Prefer a metal side but, i want it to come over the cab so i can mount fog lights to it and i dont want it to be able to fold, i want it to be as rigid as possible seeing as my truck is only used for landscaping and lawn maintenance.

I might have to contact a local welder... hmmm...

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Heres a quick picture i came up with, it has a light bar attached to the sides of the walls.

This could be a cool little attachment to offer as well..
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Nah those were posted as a joke. I think you have a good idea going.

For someone that wants a permanent solution like MAK, take some design ideas from a over the cab ladder rack.
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Nah those were posted as a joke. I think you have a good idea going.

For someone that wants a permanent solution like MAK, take some design ideas from a over the cab ladder rack.
Thats a great idea it could also be a good place to store some things like shovels rakes weed eaters etc. EVEN A LADDER ahah

im gonna go to kmart tomorrow and buy a bigger toy truck and see if i can come up with some small prototypes and see what works best before i blow it up into a big prototype and waste 300 dollars
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Do you think the weight in the back would really play a big issue? as long as your hauling what your truck is rated for id imagine youd be fine..just because its increasing the volume of the area you can store stuff in dosnt make it any heavier..

if its an issue where your constantly hauling in the bed it would also be a smart idea to invest in getting better shocks in the back with a couple inches lifted..but i dont think it would be necessary
Lol an Air bag kit would be better and easier and cheaper probably then lifting and shocks. Now with that said be care full not to over load it. The air bags are ment to keep the load level not care more then your rated for.
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thats true

do you think this is something that would be used? do you think there is a market for it? would you yourself be interested in having one of these?
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