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Old 08-15-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Shortening a bed

I'm sure this is on here some where but I'm cutting a long bed down to make a short bed on my 66 can anyone tell me how much comes out of the front and the rear. Thanks
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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Re: Shortening a bed

I believe you want to take 12" out of the front and 8" out of the rear.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:43 AM   #3
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Re: Shortening a bed

I thought I remember reading somewhere that the wheel well opening on the shortbeds is 2" shorter as well, but I don't know if that's in addition to the 12" and 8" cuts, or included in those.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: Shortening a bed

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I thought I remember reading somewhere that the wheel well opening on the shortbeds is 2" shorter as well, but I don't know if that's in addition to the 12" and 8" cuts, or included in those.
Sound about right I think if I'm correct which if im not someone correct me if you measure from the center or the wheel forward 12 inches and make a mark and measure 12 inches from the font if the bed back and Mark the measurement between the 2 marks is what should be removed to make the wheel bust center of the wheel arch then the 8 inches off the back and should be correct length
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:34 PM   #5
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Re: Shortening a bed

If you haven't, do a search in The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups section, there's several threads about shortening the bed, like this ... http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ght=shortening
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:50 AM   #6
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Re: Shortening a bed

Powerblock guys did this on a build. Should be able to find it online.
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