Instead of hammering the guy...why not help him out?
Try a place in Channelview, Tx called Hendry's. They have tons of take off beds of all types. If they don't have one they might steer you in the right direction.
If you're doing a srw/drw conversion...there's always the option of buying the dually fenders from Ford and putting them on your bed. There'll be some holes to drill and cutting to do...but it might be cheaper in the long run.