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Offline Chevynut73

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Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« on: June 19, 2023, 04:28:28 PM »
A few of y'all have asked to see some pics.

Thanks

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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2023, 05:16:41 PM »
Thanks for the pics brother!  8)
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2023, 07:51:41 PM »
I would weld up all around that bolted plate and weld in where the bolts are. The bolts may get in the way of hanging tanks or other things. It would also look better.
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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2023, 09:28:10 AM »
Aren't the bolts "temporary"?  If not, I'd be getting some of those industrial rivets, and welding those too... :o
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Offline Chevynut73

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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2023, 11:11:25 AM »
We did weld everywhere the plate came in contact to the frame (just didn't have that photo).

Yes, the bolts are permanent.

I did paint the area we worked on to prevent rust - really not too concerned about how it looks, once the bed is on, who will see it?

Not going for a show Truck - just a good ol Classic weekend cruiser   :)
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Would rather push a CHEVY than drive a Furd

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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2023, 03:19:16 PM »
Nice work brother! Can't wait to see more... 8)
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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2023, 08:21:08 PM »
Looks good!

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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2023, 10:38:30 AM »
Fonzie cool man!  8)
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Re: Long Bed to Short Bed Pics
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2023, 07:59:27 PM »
Thank y'all

I've been wanting to do this for the past 10 - 12 years   :)
'73 Chevy C10, 350, TH350, was a long Fleetside, now she's a short Stepper that's under construction (been in the Family since 1972).

Would rather push a CHEVY than drive a Furd