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Offline 85chevy fan

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Long bed or short bed
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:53:20 AM »
I've hit a hard spot about what i want to do with my 85 C10. should I keep it long wheel base or make it a short wheel base.

Offline zieg85

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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »
My personal opinion is irrelevant.  Do what makes you happy.  I like prefer long beds but I use my trucks as trucks.  Seems like short beds are what people are wanting.  Buying a 6 1/2 foot bed in equal condition is going to cost you more.  I've been in this hobby for many years.
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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 11:27:06 AM »
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Offline ehjorten

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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 01:54:47 PM »
Unless it is a sport truck I prefer a long bed as I too use my trucks as trucks!  If I was buying a new truck I would spec a crew cab with long bed!  I hate that all trucks have these stubby little, useless beds now days.  You can actually get a new truck with a long bed, but now they are the rarity!
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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 03:43:27 PM »
For 2wd trucks I prefer short bed, for 4x4 trucks I prefer long bed but I agree, you do what you like. Who cares what anyone else thinks?
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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 04:23:33 PM »
I'm with Vile, short C10 but...

Stepside looks the best!

I bet no one talks crap about Eirk's '68 bad shorty! Like calling it stubby...

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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 08:50:51 AM »
I'm with Vile, short C10 but...

Stepside looks the best!

I bet no one talks crap about Eirk's '68 bad shorty! Like calling it stubby...

Not sure if you were talking about me, but yes...I like my '68 Step-side!  It is what I would classify as a sport truck.  It is lowered 4" in front and 6" in the rear.
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Re: Long bed or short bed
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 09:51:48 PM »
Yessir, I was talking about your '68.

Could you post a pic please?

Doing up a 80 C-10 and am at a phase where I choose to lower or not. Phil-bedoe wants to raise his front end, so that has captured my imagination too.