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bedsides for a 72 k-5???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79cheyenneblazer, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. 79cheyenneblazer

    79cheyenneblazer Registered Member

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    we have a 72 k-5 and the only thing that is keeping us from restoring it is the lack of bedsides, ours are shot, and a long time ago we found two NOS bedsides, they wanted $1000 for each one, plus 500 for shipping each one...OUCH, does any one know where there might some good ones around?..if not we might end up selling it because it needs a lot of work, been sitting for 12 years and it still starts right up, only a chevy!
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I think some people resort to using used bedsides from a pickup. Just need to do a little trimming and welding should make it fit.
     
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    NOS bedsides? whoa...you probably should have bought them.
    Good luck finding anything around here, I hate road salt. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    Well I'd help you out, but mine are for a 2nd gen. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. 79cheyenneblazer

    79cheyenneblazer Registered Member

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    we found those NOS bedsides about 10 years ago and are long gone by now, one was is cali, and the other in Texas, and I do agree, we should have gotten them
     
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    They make reproduction short bed bedsides, would it be possible to trim them down to fit without any major problems?
     
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    I don't know, I've never done it. I just remember reading about it in the 1st gen. forum some time ago. I'll try to see if I can find the post.
    It shouldn't be too hard to do. You probably just need to do some work at the B pilar.
     
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    Here's the link.
    Unfortunatley there's no description of what needs to be done to make it fit and the guy who did it hasn't posted in the last 2 yrs. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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