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Old 01-05-2013, 08:45 AM
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F350 dually pickup bed, Will iy fit on an F450

Got to wondering about this the other day. Will a dually F350 pickup bed fit on an F450? I know there are different wheelbases avail. on F450's, but that could be modified.
I found a nice 06 F450 regular cab, 4x4 flatbed at a good price. However, I really want a pickup bed, as I already have a one ton flatbed.
Has anyone done this swap, or is it even possible at a reasonable price? I do have a nearby source of used Ford dually beds, from several model years.
Jeff
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It will require some work. Wheelbases are different and the frame is narrower on the 450. The good news is it's not impossible, many people have done it.
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There will be at least a 4" difference. Pickups are shorter than cab-n-chassis

reg cab long bed pickup 137" WB
reg cab c-n-c 141"

supercab short bed 141.8"
supercab long bed 158"
supercab c-n-c 162"

Crewcab short bed 156.2"
Crewcab long bed 172.4"
crewcab c-n-c 176.4"

So you would have a 4" Bigger gap putting a pickup bed on a cab-n-chassis.
The conversion company that do it, use a filler panel to fill the gap. I also have seen a set of stack used to fill the gap as well.

Also, the frame rails on a C-n-c are 34" wide. A pickup has 36" wide frame rails
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Well, sound like it can be done, but could get expensive. I will have to do some serious budgeting and think on this a lot.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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Yea , Manning truck bodies in Kentucky makes a kit to do it . I just got rid of an 06 550 with one on it .
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