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Old 03-29-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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how rare are long bed step sides?

I have the chance to pick up a 3/4-ton long bed step side.

How rare are they?

How hard is it to modify the bed to make it the short bed length?
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

They are pretty rare. I don't know about desirable in the sense of the general market, but I think they are kinda cool. It would be easy to make into a short bed, just take off the fenders then section and weld the box sides to the proper dimensions.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

Hmm, cant say ive ever seen a long bed step side.
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

most of those were for municipal kinda use. they are not that rare but its not worth it to shorten those beds
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

Somewhat rare but extremely undesirable.. I had on I was parting out and had zero interest in the bed. They are just ugly imho, possibly practical in their day just not now.. lol.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

I wouldn't call them rare, just more uncommon than they used to be. I've seen far more of them than 2wd Blazers, and most have been 3/4 ton.

As for looks, I love them.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:53 PM   #7
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I wouldn't call them rare, just more uncommon than they used to be. I've seen far more of them than 2wd Blazers, and most have been 3/4 ton.

As for looks, I love them.
Production is directly related to the region. In Tx we see a number of 2 wheel drive blazers compared to just a very few long steps .


I have had a vision of a long stepper in my head for years . I wish I had the drive and energy to build it since I know where one is and has been sitting for years .
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #8
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

This one is a K20 in addition to being a long step.

It is definitely different.

I will go take a look at it this weekend and see how bad the cab is. The rest is easy to fix.
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They are pretty rare. I don't know about desirable in the sense of the general market, but I think they are kinda cool. It would be easy to make into a short bed, just take off the fenders then section and weld the box sides to the proper dimensions.
...and add the short step...

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Production is directly related to the region.

I would agree, and say that you don't see very many here (domestically) but it was a model chosen for export so you see a lot overseas, particularly in the Middle East.

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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

I would own a long stepper in a heartbeat, Just to have something different from everyone else !
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I would own a long stepper in a heartbeat, Just to have something different from everyone else !
I was just thinking the same thing. It would definitely be different.
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

My Dad had one when I was a kid. It was a 3/4 ton. That was how I developed a liking for 73-87 Chevy pickups.

I saw one in a junkyard over the weekend, and occasionally see a red 3/4 ton around my neighborhood. It was for sale several years ago, and I wanted it, but had no space time or money for another project.

I see 2WD Blazers regularly, but not frequently. A friend just picked one up a few weeks ago.

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A crew cab long step side would be sweet any body in nor cal want to get rid of a long stepper bed I can dispose of it for you
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I see them things around here alot. My .02 cents is they are uhhgly. I would like to see what one can do with em though.
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My .02 cents is they are uhhgly.
Yea, but it has a great personality.
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^ yaaaaa. Man i've been thinking of it and want to see some pics of these long beds turned into head turners now. lol
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Re: how rare are long bed step sides?

i like them because there different,not as much people have them let alone customize them.

i would LOVE to see one all shaved down and slammed beautified out.
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This one is a K20 in addition to being a long step.

It is definitely different.

I will go take a look at it this weekend and see how bad the cab is. The rest is easy to fix.
I really like that one, exactly as it is
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I think I've seen 3 in person in my life.
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where's all the crew cabs????????????????????????????
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A crew cab long step side would be sweet any body in nor cal want to get rid of a long stepper bed I can dispose of it for you
I agree, a crew cab long stepside would way up there in terms of different.
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i knew i'd find it i would prefer a more user friendly daily drivable version!
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