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Old 05-14-2017, 11:07 AM   #1
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Thniking of using this bed ....

Hello, could somebody who knows how to 'Photoshop' put this bed on a 67-72 full size pickup for me?
I don't have that program and I'm pretty backward when it comes to computer stuff.

Thanks for your help if you can do it please.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

Ill give you a heads up, you are going to get a lot of flack and haters on this idea. Normally I would also say that wont be a good look. BUT ... I recently saw a local truck done up with one of these beds. The truck was painted in a semi gloss black and overall was finished very nicely. It was a surprisingly good look. I wasn't quick enough with my camera to get a shot, but I frequent the area I saw it, so Im always on the look out so I can get a pic.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

Thanks CG. I'm not worried about the 'opinions' I'll get ... I just need a good bed and I don't have $4000.00 for the parts and shipping to build a new one. Then paint ... $$$

If you don't mind, please post up a pic of that truck for me.

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Old 05-14-2017, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

Before you buy the bed, you need to check the frame width. If it's off a little bit do you have the space, tools to make it work.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:52 PM   #5
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

wbc409,
what do you mean?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:36 AM   #6
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The different shaped fender openings would kill that idea for me. There is some listings on Craigslist for trucks being parted, a blue one comes to mind and I think it's in your area
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:28 AM   #7
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

I'll use my truck as the candidate for the photoshop since I already have a good profile photo set up for photoshopping. Overall, I don't think it looks terrible, but it will definitely get a lot of strange looks I think. I'm wondering, do you have access to a cheap current generation bed that has you considering this option? I would think by the time you get one of these beds and get it retrofitted to a 67-72, you would have been better off to just find a correct used bed for the truck. Are you looking for a longbed or shortbed?

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Old 05-15-2017, 12:10 PM   #8
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

How much can you get a bed for? Is it a short bed or crew cab bed? those things bring crazy money to rebuilders who need them. I don't do those model trucks mainly because they are too expensive for me. I have seen some of those beds with crazy asking prices. My point is, if you can get one at a decent price buy it sell it for profit and use the profit to buy the right bed for the truck
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:19 PM   #9
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How much can you get a bed for? Is it a short bed or crew cab bed? those things bring crazy money to rebuilders who need them. I don't do those model trucks mainly because they are too expensive for me. I have seen some of those beds with crazy asking prices. My point is, if you can get one at a decent price buy it sell it for profit and use the profit to buy the right bed for the truck
I was thinking the same thing?? There's one on my local craigslist for 2K, which seems about right for a new model truck (not a lot of supply yet).

Is your truck a longbed? (pic is of a longbed?) I've seen A LOT of nice longbeds sit for sale for a long time for $6-800 on this very forum, if you can strike a deal on one of those, it would be worth the drive to get it? I just can't see a 2014-2017 bed as being "cheap" at all? I recently bought a beautiful longbed out of AZ (minus the tailgate) for $700.

Also, a complete shortbed kit can be had for around $2,500, not 4K?

http://sokyclassics.com/product.php?section=1001873

Want to save more $? The steel floor alone is around $900. If you get used wood cross sills (you will need a wood front panel) and do a DIY wood floor, you can save $6-700.

I also don't have measurements at hand, but I own a 2015 Z71 and a 67 C10 and the 2015 looks HUGE next to my 67.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:25 AM   #10
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate the photoshop too! I'm considering some options now. To find a 68-72 long bed 8 ft in good shape has been difficult. I'd appreciate any info on ones that you folk know about.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate the photoshop too! I'm considering some options now. To find a 68-72 long bed 8 ft in good shape has been difficult. I'd appreciate any info on ones that you folk know about.
Thanks.
one of the members here, rob42 or something? has a nice 8' for sale in PA
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

Put a utility bed on it?
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:14 AM   #13
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Rob71 sold that bed.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:56 PM   #14
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Re: Thniking of using this bed ....

At the risk of sounding like a complete redneck, how about doing a wood flatbed. When they have side racks, I don't think they look that bad.
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