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Old 09-12-2008, 06:35 PM
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68 long to short Bed

I recently picked up a real nice restorable 68 long bed for nothin. Problem is I want a short bed. Anyone ever done the conversion?
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I have heard of this being actually done but do not remember who has completed it. It would be work but very financially worth it if you have a pretty straight bed to start with. Aftermarket short fleetside sides alone run about $450.00 a piece.
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Gonna build a new short bed box with after market sides, it's more the wheelbase shortening I'm worried about
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What you need to do is to take 11" out of the frame from under the cab, and relocate the rear cab mounts. Here is a link to a website where someone has done that. Pic 21,22,and 23 are the ones you are interested in.
http://www.ebfabman.com/
Then all you have to do is to cut off the last 8" from the rear of the frame. WES
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:37 PM
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Gonna build a new short bed box with after market sides, it's more the wheelbase shortening I'm worried about

I have a 68 frame thats already shortened laying around that I am not sure of what to do with, I may be interested it trading it for something, Let me know if it piques your interest.

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68 long to short Bed

Longbed To Shortbed Conversion

I can shorten your truck, ive shortened numerous 1960 -1972 chevy trucks as well as a few 50's & 60's stepside pick ups. I can shorten the bed and the frame of the truck. Once its done you can never tell it was ever a long bed. If you have a short bed "bed" you can save a few bucks. I shorten the frame of the truck in such a way where all of the structural integrity of the frame is maintained without any plating, boxing, or bracing. As well as it still looks like the original frame. I am located near the Sacramento, CA area. Visit http://adamskustoms.com for more information. Here is a picture of a converted 1972 chevy truck. The frame as well as the bed floor and sides were converted. Yes the bed sides were originally longbed sides. They were cut and re-welded back together, I have done quite a few of these year pick ups.


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