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Old 12-06-2017, 02:37 AM   #1
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73-75 bedside change

Here is my latest question that im sure everyone else already knows,The PO did a- hack job on the pass side bedside.I can get a replacement bedside for a 76-78. I have looked at a zillion pic of the two and i cant see an obvious difference.other than the B pillar of course
So is there one or will the 76-78 bed side work on the 73?

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Old 12-10-2017, 11:47 PM   #2
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Re: 73-75 bedside change

Classic Industries has both sides but the only difference seems to be where the top rail ends to me as well I am actually using a bedside from a 79 to repair my 74 but I'm only using a partial.

https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...ts/t70604.html
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: 73-75 bedside change

Im giong to do the complete bedside, the PO appears to have simple covered the rust on the original side with a late model side. yes I mean he welded the new side directly over the old with some obvious mods for the fuel door. It sticks out a full 1/2inch farther than the door. Thanks for the hookup on the bedside, that one is almost 100.00 cheaper than the one i found.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:26 PM   #4
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Re: 73-75 bedside change

The Buba body man who worked your bedside musta been the same one who stuffed the rust holes above the windshield on my 1st K5 with paper towels & Bondoed over them!
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:58 PM   #5
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I just cut the rocker out of my 71. At least my Bubba used scotchbrite and bondo.. Built to last that way!
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:07 AM   #6
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I just cut the rocker out of my 71. At least my Bubba used scotchbrite and bondo.. Built to last that way!
Aw Man waste a good ScotchBrite Pad to Bondo with? The Horror!
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:11 AM   #7
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Re: 73-75 bedside change

Like you already know rebuilding this piece is what's gonna suck.



If you can save that corner, you're golden.

If it were me I'd get some extra bedrail to re-build the corner out of then butt weld it to the new bedside.
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