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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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long bed to short bed

how hard would it be to take an ext cab long bed and make it a short bed
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Not very.. Find yourself a Short box and a plasma cutter.. Cut out the section (Think its 15 3/4"), reweld/boilerplate it, Have the Drive shaft shortened (or get one from a salvage yard), Shorten the fuel lines and brake lines, tuck up extra wiring or shorten it also

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Re: long bed to short bed

But wont the truck be listed as salvage if he ever trades it in because the frame has ben cut and welded?

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Re: long bed to short bed

Why in the world would you want to shorten your box? I have a extended cab long bed and i love it, but in the city it can be challenging somtimes to park and stuff..

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Re: long bed to short bed

Is the length from the center of the axle to the back of the bed the same? May have to alter that too

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Why in the world would you want to shorten your box? I have a extended cab long bed and i love it, but in the city it can be challenging somtimes to park and stuff..
Looks and weight are the two most common reasons.

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Is the length from the center of the axle to the back of the bed the same? May have to alter that too
When I did my OBS ('88 F350) it wasn't an issue, Just did the cut behind the cab, and rewelded, All the bolt holes lined up perfectly..

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i just don't like the looks of it at all to long
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Re: long bed to short bed

Simple. They made those everyday, sell yours and go buy one ???

Seems like a straight forward procedure, but one that can be fukd up in a hurry

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Simple. They made those everyday, sell yours and go buy one ???

Seems like a straight forward procedure, but one that can be fukd up in a hurry
exactly....

I could understand doing this to a RC/LB truck since they didn't make short beds.

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