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Bed size for a burb

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by freeflow, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

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    Well im starting to cut the rear of the burban and making it a truck bed.

    Now if i just cut if off behind the rear doors it would be like a 5 and a half foot bed.

    I would like to make it a 6 foot bed- by just adding like a half of foot of bed, that would be pretty easy. But i would also have tomake the frame a lil longer and that would be a lil tougher but i think i could do. And then flipping the rear 56" springs around so it would move the axle back a few inches- and i know i would have to move the gas tank back but if i make the frame longer that would give me the room i need to do that to.

    And im gonna either build or mod the tailgate to fit behind the rear seats so i would have the rear sliding window right there i think that would be pretty darn nice.

    Here is what i would like mine to look like.
     

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  2. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    umm nice departer angle on that bruck. why not find a crew cab instead of making a burb a$$ bigger?
    Maybe cut about mid wheelwell and attach the rest of the bed, so the back half of the cab still has support.
     
  3. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

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    If i could find a crew cab for cheap i would go for it, but there isnt many good older trucks around here under like $3000.

    And this will be some good practice for me with sheetmetal work.:D

    brad
     
  4. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    BRUCK, I like:haha:
     
  5. smalltowncowboy

    smalltowncowboy 1/2 ton status

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    same idea

    i thought about doing something like what your in the process of doing. i was gonna cut the top off:hack: , bobb the bed on it by atleast 2-3 feet, build a rollcage:weld: , and run a soft top. but instead i found a 72 blazer to play with.:saweet:
     
  6. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    That's a long bed and it looks like they cut about a 1' to a 1-1/2' of the front. You sould end up with about a 6-1/2' to 7' of bed. Looks cool....
     

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