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Old 09-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

Hello everyone,

Would anyone with a 73-87 stepside please take some measurements for me. I am looking to retro-fit/modify this bed on a custom application.

What I am looking for (Rough measurements eyeballing with a tape will work just fine):





A: total length

B: front of bed to wheel centerline (or center of fender)

C: total bed height

D: inside bed width

E: total width from outside fender to fender

F: distance from bed floor/mounts to top of bed

Thank you in advance for any help, it is greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Bump, please and thank you.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

I'll try to get this for you tonight and email them in the morning
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

A: 78.4"
D: 50"
E: 79.3"
F: 17.5"
As per GM heritiage info package
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

Thank you, the other measurements would really be helpful. But this can get me started. Thanks again
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

These one's are approximate:
B: 41.5"
C: 23" (28" from the bottom lip of the fender)

Of course, these measurements are provided with the expectation of pics of your build
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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Ok, will do. Thank's again.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #8
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

what are you retro fitting it to?
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

If the truck in the picture is yours, leave it alone. It is perfect!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

I wish that was my truck. That was just the best truck bed (and best truck) I could find in a google search.

It's almost embarrassing to say, because I know of the online flack I'll get. But, I am thinking of mounting a modified & smoothed 73-87 stepside on my '04 RCSB



...I mean, after all it already has an 11:1 compression, roller 276/282 cam, GenI 4 bolt 350 with a mighty demon 750.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #11
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i HATE 88-98 beds on 67-72's, the front wheels wells are round fro crying out loud. but this might be interesting. post it in the photoshop sub-forum so you can get an idea of what it looks like
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

Can I borrow your engine you can borrow my 305 lol
looks like a one off conversion



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I wish that was my truck. That was just the best truck bed (and best truck) I could find in a google search.

It's almost embarrassing to say, because I know of the online flack I'll get. But, I am thinking of mounting a modified & smoothed 73-87 stepside on my '04 RCSB



...I mean, after all it already has an 11:1 compression, roller 276/282 cam, GenI 4 bolt 350 with a mighty demon 750.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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i HATE 88-98 beds on 67-72's, the front wheels wells are round fro crying out loud. but this might be interesting. post it in the photoshop sub-forum so you can get an idea of what it looks like
I know what your saying, and I was thinking since the GMT800 front fenders are squared, as well as the 73-87 beds... if the general dimensions lined up, I could finesse the sheet metal into place.

here is a side profile of my truck, test fitting a 09+ GMT900 GMC bed..... body lines didn't line up, and the the final outcome wouldn't be worth it to modify the bed mounts

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #14
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

On the 73-87 stepside, is there anything behind the step? can the step be removed?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #15
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

nothing behind the step. They can be removed once the front step brace is taken out.

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This could get interesting:



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Interesting indeed.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #18
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

yes very interesting
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #19
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Working on it.






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Old 05-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #20
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

Im trying to like it ,
The wheel opening isn't right compared to the front
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

If you were to cutout the fender opening from the original 04 and graft it to the older stepside fenders, I think you would nail the look...
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #22
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Re: Could anyone with a short stepside take some measurements for me?

If you do a somewhat matching bumper on the back and grafted in the fenders, I think youd be there. Good luck with it and keep updating
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