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Old 11-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #51
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #52
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And the inside now.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #53
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #54
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Nice improvement
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #55
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Yep...............Those flames were pretty darn Pimped all right.
you did a pretty nice just cleaning it up..
I loved the 7 foot bed on it....
it was only shorten in the front I think not the back
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:44 PM   #56
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They look the best with a little off the back too.
Although I like the idea of only having to cut and patch in front of the wheel well, I think they look a little tail heavy without taking a little off the back also.
We have to take off the 12" in the front, so maybe only 6" off the back would make it a 6'-6" bed.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:48 PM   #57
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Re: Shortening a long bed fleet to 7 foot question

Anyone have any links to 'how to' videos for shortening a fleetside?
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #58
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Re: Shortening a long bed fleet to 7 foot question

Not trying to hijack this thread but I wonder what a 7 foot stepside bed would look like?
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:33 PM   #59
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:22 PM   #60
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I found this on Craigslist.
It's a company that shortens beds.
I would imagine they do other stuff too.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:28 AM   #62
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I like the look of ol skools bed the best .
it looks much better than factory .
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:36 PM   #63
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Anyone have any links to 'how to' videos for shortening a fleetside?
New guy here. Im looking to do the same for my 64 LWB, I came accross this video of trucks where they walk you through the whole process. Starts at about the 7 min mark on the video. http://www.powerblocktv.com/episode/...0#.VyqHUtKDFBd
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Made this a medium bed.
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Re: Shortening a long bed fleet to 7 foot question

This likes another medium bed
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Re: Shortening a long bed fleet to 7 foot question

I'm still considering doing a 7 foot bed, but I guess I never really noticed before that the shortbed isn't a 6 foot bed, but rather it's a 6 foot 6 inch bed. So, if it goes from 78 inches to 98 inches, an 88 inch bed would be splitting the difference.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:09 PM   #68
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I would like to see a long bed cut down behind the wheel by 8" or 12" basically a "bobbed" version. This would leave the frame and wheelbase in tact, which would be a lot less expensive. I started a thread on it a while back and there were few responses. I personally don't like the huge overhang of any long bed.
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I would like to see a long bed cut down behind the wheel by 8" or 12" basically a "bobbed" version. This would leave the frame and wheelbase in tact, which would be a lot less expensive. I started a thread on it a while back and there were few responses. I personally don't like the huge overhang of any long bed.
There is one like that in these forums somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.
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Comparing the two, the shortbed looks stubby.
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12 inches off the front portion of the bed only - none off the rear portion.
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Old 10-03-2020, 11:43 PM   #72
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7 FOOT BED looks juuuuust right.
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Old 10-04-2020, 08:39 AM   #73
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ALERT-Unpopular opinion time.

Long beds look better and if your going to shorten it go to normal length short bed so a cap,tonneau cover etc fit. Years ago there was guy in my area that took all the length out from behind the wheelwells on a 67-72 so he didnt have to cut down the frame\brake lines\ driveshaft etc, it looked odd at first but kinda got used to it after seeing it few times.
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