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Offline M.LOCKHART

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MAKING A SHORTBED FROM A LONGBED
« on: September 13, 2009, 11:34:40 AM »
I HAVE AN 85 CHEVY C-20 LWB PICKUP THAT I AM WANTING TO CONVERT TO A SWB.  I DONT WANNA PURCHASE A SHORT BED, I WANNA CONVERT MY LONGBED.  DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I SHOULD MAKE MY CUT(S).  SHOULD I JUST CUT IN FRONT OF THE WHEEL OPENING OR DO I NEED TO REMOVE SOME FROM THE REAR SECTION AS WELL?  AND DOES ANYONE KNOW APPROX. HOW MUCH I SHOULD TAKE OUT?  THANKS A LOT

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Re: MAKING A SHORTBED FROM A LONGBED
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 04:15:15 PM »
You are going to have to cut the bed twice, once in front of the wheel well and once behind it.  It is going to be a pain as there is a taper involved in the rear.  It would be much simpler to find a donor SWB bed.

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Re: MAKING A SHORTBED FROM A LONGBED
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 12:50:19 PM »
i recently choped a bed for a guy on a 67 and initially it took about an hour to cut no big deal but reworkin gthe quarter panels to make them flow without a gallon of bondo took much much longer i wouldnt recomend it

 


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