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Old 06-26-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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bed interchange

Ok, put aside the gas tank provisions because the truck would get a fuel cell in the bed near the headboard, but dimensionally speaking, since I havent been able to find some good 8' stepside boxsides and nobody reproduces them for the 73-87 trucks, other than the obvious wheelwell arch being asthetically different, are there problems other than relocating the bolt holes in using an earlier 8' stepside bed on a 79 LWB 1/2 ton, such as width between tires, etc? Anyone maybe have some info?
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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Stepside beds are the same width from the fifties to 87. Use the same tailgate and everything. You will have to modify them if you use them off 67-72 due to differences in the step and how the taillights mount. There's a thread on FAQ describing the opposite (using later sides on earlier beds) that wil give you an idea of what needs changing.
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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thanks for the heads up, on a positive note I got the basic box today. a little beat but good enough to work with and a step forward for now...
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