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Old 06-06-2004, 02:52 PM
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can i put a short bed on a long bed frame?

i have a 64 chevy with a long bed and i was wondering if i could put a short bed on it without having to make any mods

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Old 06-06-2004, 03:58 PM
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you do realize the wheelbase is differant? so the frame is longer, as well as the driveshaft, brake lines etc.
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thanks, i didn't know if they made just a single frame for the pickup or if they made a different frame, thanks
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a short bed on a long bed frame... yeah you can install it no problem, you will however have 2 feet of exposed frame between the bed and cab, so how about building a 64 extended cab?? (or just a big toolbox to fill the gap)
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that idea of a long bed would be relatively easy I think....well aside from the steps
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what steps???? the guy has a long bed... wants to know if he can install a short bed... (who ever mentioned a stepside???)
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I cant believe I even answered this post....if a person thought about what he was asking....it should be obvious....like hmmm.. the rear wheels are farther back...& where would the rest of the frame be.
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a short bed on a long bed frame... yeah you can install it no problem, you will however have 2 feet of exposed frame between the bed and cab, so how about building a 64 extended cab?? (or just a big toolbox to fill the gap)
read above...
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Old 06-07-2004, 06:37 PM
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Deuce...oh I know... Im just kicken myself is all. John
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This is a prime example of what a mechanically inclined person goes through..............the answer is so obvious, but some people just don't get it. No offense meant, but how can a person not see this......We have people at work running machines that have absolutely no clue as to how they work..................It just baffles me..............................aaaarrrrrggghhhhhh hhhhh
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