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Old 11-13-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

Never heard of one, maybe a cut longbed.

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

Short answer is “No”. I guess the long answer would also be “No”. It looks like someone put in some 3/4 ton axles.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

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Short answer is No. I guess the long answer would also be No. It looks like someone put in some 3/4 ton axles.
Thats what I'm thinking too.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:48 PM   #4
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

Hey Rob!

I don't blame you for asking, looks pretty good.
Probably a nice solid SB.

Bring it to Michigan, I'll buy it! :-)

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:13 AM   #5
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

Just a wish, except wouldn't ride very nice being so short but very cool, if...
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:47 AM   #6
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

I'm betting 1/2 ton truck with 3/4 axles as well...if all they did was swap the axles its still probably got 1/2 ton springs...if so it shouldn't affect the ride.....descent price on it though....I tried zooming in on the fender badge but it gets blurry before I can read it...
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:22 AM   #7
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

I tried to order a short bed 4wd with 8-lug axles in '77 and was asked, "What do you need such heavy axles under a short bed for?". The answer was "No", I couldn't order one like that.
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

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Short answer is No. I guess the long answer would also be No.
Just posting to confirm that both these answers are correct.

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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

Mongocanfly, the fender badge has a 20 on it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:23 AM   #10
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

This is the second one I have seen. About a year ago I asked the same thing when I found a 2wd short bed in black canyon city, after seeing the cl add I thought it was the same one, but it's not.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:28 AM   #11
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Re: Did they make a factory 1974 3/4 ton shortbed 4X4?

My 20 started out its life as a 10 as well. Its pretty incredible how interchangeable all the components are, almost everything bolts into place, i doubt it would be that easy on a brand new truck.
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