The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > Paint & Bodywork

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2002, 10:22 AM   #1
BigDaddyCMU
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Memphis, MI
Posts: 136
Late model box on 72 shortbed

I have a 72 cheyenne shortbox. the box is kinda rotten, and needs to be replaced. it seems to me that in a magazine i saw a 67-72 with a later model (88-99) stepside box on it. has anyone seen or done this conversion? the lower body lines seem very similar to me. any info on this would be appreciated.
BigDaddyCMU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 10:43 AM   #2
NSANE68!!!
SLICER AND DICIER
 
NSANE68!!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Quuen Creek
Posts: 1,383
I did it, or should I say am still doing it. This truck is taking FOREVER. LOL
Attached Images
 
__________________
01 Tahoe 22's 2/4 drop and tv's
68 chevy money pit
51 chevy belair
95 Honda 900RR
05 GMC Siearra (company truck)
NSANE68!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 10:48 AM   #3
BigDaddyCMU
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Memphis, MI
Posts: 136
how much did that box cost you? this truck is going to be a budget resto. it's pretty solid overall. i have two new fenders, and lower door skins for it. i still need both inner fender linings. for now, it's a driver. it has a 454, with a 400 trans. it'll roast em into 3rd
BigDaddyCMU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 10:59 AM   #4
jay6891
Car Knocker
 
jay6891's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: jefferson,arkansas
Posts: 664
If you look around, one could be had pretty reasonable. I paid 500 for mine. Came off a show truck based out of Chicago. Never had anything in the bed and no body work. It was just my lucky day. Average would be around 800 down here in Arkansas.
__________________
68 c-10,91 sportside bed,350 .030 over,4 bolt,10-1 comp,2.05 intake/1.94 exhaust,1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers,edelbrock rpm cam and intake w/750 carb, 700r4, 3.73 gears,Jacabbs Electronic Igntion w/Accel HEI distributer and super coil. ZR-1 roll pan, filled tailights. Blazer tank. Hidden hitch. 2 1/2" Flowmaster 40's. Parts bought but not installed>> ford 9" posi with disc. CCP front and rear lowering kit 4/5. Cab corners,foor boards,rockers, cab braces, Phatom grill, Painless wiring kit.
jay6891 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 01:51 PM   #5
NSANE68!!!
SLICER AND DICIER
 
NSANE68!!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Quuen Creek
Posts: 1,383
Smile

Yea, I paid around $800 for mine too.
__________________
01 Tahoe 22's 2/4 drop and tv's
68 chevy money pit
51 chevy belair
95 Honda 900RR
05 GMC Siearra (company truck)
NSANE68!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 05:49 PM   #6
ebfabman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 2,488
Here's one
Attached Images
 
ebfabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 10:13 PM   #7
weasel29gm
SLOW BUT SURE,BUT CLOSER
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: eleanor wv usa
Posts: 2,948
BIG ORANGE did have one with the vette tailight and rollpan. Give him a post and see.
__________________
69 C-10, OWNED 31 YRS... 350 over 30, 350 Turbo, 3:73 Posi P/S, P/B Black with red and black int. ''LOVE THESE OLD ''TRUCKS.......
weasel29gm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2002, 09:46 AM   #8
MellowYellow70
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Gower, MO.
Posts: 205
123

Quote:
Originally posted by ebfabman
Here's one
Looks kinda cool using the 88-98(?) fleetside bed, but is it just me or does the upper transition from the cab to bed just look completely out of place?
__________________
If patience is truely a virtue, Then I am so screwed
1970 Chevy SWB 331 sbc and all the goodies. Under resurection
2001 Vette
MellowYellow70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2002, 11:43 AM   #9
yellowgmc
Getting cabin fever?!?!?!
 
yellowgmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: chisholm, mn
Posts: 1,679
that's what i was thinking. i wonder how hard it would be to put 67-72 longbed sides on an 88-up bed???could look pretty cool, and fix that wheelwell problem as well. hmmmmm?????
__________________
Member of the Discs Up Front Club

1972 GMC 1500
1994 F-150 XL 4x4

Tact is for people not whitty enough to be sarcastic
yellowgmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2002, 06:46 PM   #10
chevykid04
4 speed, hurst shiftin
 
chevykid04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hudson, Wi
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally posted by yellowgmc
that's what i was thinking. i wonder how hard it would be to put 67-72 longbed sides on an 88-up bed???could look pretty cool, and fix that wheelwell problem as well. hmmmmm?????
why dont you just put a smoothened tailgate and relocater handle kit, and fab some custom tail lights? thats basically what youd have if you put that 88 and ^ bed on and replaced the sides...
__________________
Shane
1970 Chevy C10
chevykid04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2002, 11:06 AM   #11
yellowgmc
Getting cabin fever?!?!?!
 
yellowgmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: chisholm, mn
Posts: 1,679
i was thinking of just gettinga clean 88-98 longbed, and some 67-72 longbed patch panels and weld away. i thought that right before the tailight, adding a piece of metal to change from the groove in the bed to the late model flat bed side. about 2 inched from the tailight. not sure how clear i was with that explanation. in my mind it looks awesome!!!!! course in my mind i look awesome too!!!!
__________________
Member of the Discs Up Front Club

1972 GMC 1500
1994 F-150 XL 4x4

Tact is for people not whitty enough to be sarcastic
yellowgmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2003, 08:05 PM   #12
mcmlxix
Collector of Projects
 
mcmlxix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2,937
I want a late model step side bed. I have been looking a them on the 67-72 trucks and this is the first time I noticed ( cuase it was mentioned) that the wheel wells on the newer beds are square and the front wheel wells are round .... hmmmmmm??
__________________
Rich
1972 K5 Blazer CST Click HERE
mcmlxix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2003, 07:01 PM   #13
sevt_chevelle
Lost amongst the CORN
 
sevt_chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Northern Iowa
Posts: 1,072
Ill voice my opinion since Ive seen both styles done in person. First thing NO mater what you do you HAVE no remove the upper body line on the new style box. It that doesnt fit anything on 67-72 trucks or 47-54 which Ive seen too and I just hate the look of this. They never remove the upper body line or modify the wheel well curves they just slap the box and forget at it. The thing looks like a after thought when you DONT take the time and modfiy the new stlye box to look like it should be on that style of truck. Ive seen some real sweet looking 49-53 chevys but when viewed from the back or side it looks like dog breath cause the guy installed a new box and did nothing to make it look like it belongs there.

The pic of the long bed box on the 67-72 looks like CRAP. Sorry but see it in person and you will know what I mean. The box sticks out, the front wheel well doesnt match the rear.

Now if I was going to do a new style box on a 67-72 it would be the step side box. Remove the upper body line and modify the wheel well to match the front. Or if I was really wanting something different buy some fiberglass rear fenders and mold them into place after removing the old rear fenders.

But in all reality I guess I would remove that glass box side, buy new steel short sides, weld them back on the step side box. Then mold steel 67-72 rear fenders on.

Anyway I just think if you slap that new bed on without changing a few things, its gonna look like SH$T, an afterthought
__________________
Currently working on How To Videos and custom metal

70 Chevelle gettin Sliced and Diced Anything But STOCK
70 Chevelle SS455 not a typo its a BUICK BABY
49 and 72 Chevy Trucks restored to original...close to it
Drommer Stor....Norwegian for Dream Big

http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...lle/?start=all

https://www.flickr.com/photos/47922830@N03/
Pictures of my work and projects
sevt_chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 05:56 PM   #14
twebz171
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: regina saskatchewan
Posts: 1
Re: Late model box on 72 shortbed

i am also installing this box did you cut off the cross member in wheel arch so ox sits lower or did you put in long spacers in the back
twebz171 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 06:08 PM   #15
Wyo George
Registered User
 
Wyo George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Rolling Hills, WY
Posts: 14
Re: Late model box on 72 shortbed

It's not a hard conversion if you can stand the looks. I think it looks terrible, might as well throw a dodge bed on it, but that's my opinion. If the wheel wells were even close to matching it wouldn't be so ugly.
Wyo George is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com