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Old 04-05-2011, 07:29 PM
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dually box on 97 450

I just bought a 97 f450 cab and chasis, powerstroke 5spd dually, 2wd. my question is can you put a dually box on it from the same year. im debating between doing this and building a flatbed for it. it is 84inch cab to axle. im thinking with a box there would be about two feet from the cab to the box, not sure if im right on this or not. i was thinking of filling the gap with a tool box since its just a regular cab and it would be nice to have some storage for those trips that take a couple days. the pickup will be hooked to a trailer 95 percent of the time. any opinions or suggestions are appreciated. also if there are any pics of this out there i would love to see them. thanks all.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:54 PM
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I know the F350 cab/chassis had a narrower axle and frame. I don't know what the F450 would be. Measure your frame and axle width and compare it to the dually bed to see if things will fit.
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You can always make some brackets to fit the bed on the wider frame. or find a body shop and have the bed lengthened to take up the extra space so it looks right. Youll be the only one with a 10 foot bed. All you will really need is the bed skins or find a truck that had the bed wrecked in the back and cut off the front part and mate them together.
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