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bed length?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CenTxk5blazer, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    I need to know which points on the frame to measure from so that I can determine the bed length? The truck is a 94 chevy 1-ton that currently has a western hauler bed. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    do the wheel base. this is best as some are cab chassie and thay moved the axle on some. the axle might be in the wrong place if you put on a box.


    center of front tire like the spindle to center of the rear will get you wheel base spec. post up and we will help ya.
     
  3. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    From what I can tell the wheel base is about 135-136"s after several measurements. According to the vin, the truck was a cab and chassie.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    sounds vary close to stock long bed specs. but cant remember off the top of my head.
     
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    mtrdrms 1/2 ton status

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    Id like to get my hands on those 80's wreckers and cab/chassis and put a long bed on there. They are sweet because the 14ff is narrow and the dually fits under the stock bed for a trick look. The wheelbase is 3" longer than a stock 8' bed so you need to cut up two beds and do a little weld/bondo work to make it look stock. When they are done they look sweet though!
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    sounds like a cool idea, got any pics of this done?
     
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    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    So will a stock 8' bed fit on the chassie w/o mods? If so then the gap between the cab and bed will just be wider??
     
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    mtrdrms 1/2 ton status

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    I dont have pics but I will try to get some tomorrow. A friend of mine here in portland CT did this and his truck is very nice and very tuff. The bed will fit and yes the space between the cab and bed will be 3 inches wider.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    The frame shape is really quite different between the pickup and C&C. It wouldn't surprise me if the bed and cab end up at different heights :eek1:

    Check out the frame diagram at the bottom:
    http://brochures.slosh.com/1991/comm09.jpg

    EDIT: Note the axle widths also... looks like the C&C axle might be wider than in the 73-87 trucks.
     

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