Making of the first Ford Tailgate bench

The first bench project that we tackled! It came out looking great. The only downside was that it weighs roughly 650 lbs! Trust me when I say, this sucker isn’t going anywhere!

I used 2″ angle iron for the frame for durability. I knew it would have to withstand a ton of weight. I added an extra piece of plating to the back to which I welded the tailgate against. I used Oak wood, routing out the corners and staining. Finishing it off by painting the FAMOUS 3% Logo and then securing the finish with a poly coat.

I cut the crankshafts in half and welded the springs on top and reinforcing by placing a 2″ square tube in the center of the spring. That was then welded to the base of the angle iron.

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