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Old 10-10-2018, 07:20 AM   #1
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Steel Floor in Short Step

I just looked at an ad for a 1972 Short Step Cheyenne. The truck looks original to me and the seller posted a pic of the spid. The truck has the wood box floor but the RPO Code E81 for the wood floor is not on the spid. In thinking about it I don't recall ever seeing a short step with a steel floor so my question is, was the wood box floor the only floor available in a short step. The link is for the truck in question. I wish I had the money to get this one and restore it properly.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: Steel Floor in Short Step

I am no authority but I have never seen a steel floor in a short step.I would be interested in finding out if they were available or not.
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Re: Steel Floor in Short Step

Yes, you are correct in your thoughts.
Wood floor was the only option for stepside beds.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:07 AM   #4
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Re: Steel Floor in Short Step

That's right.. No option on Stepside floors. All GM pickups had wood floors until '67 when steel floors became the standard Fleetside/Wideside floor. I built a Pro-street Stepside and used a steel Fleetside floor. Studebaker and IH put steel floors in their narrow boxes.
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