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post #1 of 2 Old 01-28-2012, 08:56 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Single Cab Shortie Swap

Let me start this off by saying I hope this isn't a topic that has been beat to death, but I could not seem to find anything that answered my question.
I'm looking at swapping a short bed onto my Single cab (lowered not lifted) All the trucks I have seen the frames have been cut behind the cab and shortened 16 inches or so. Being that the frame does not lend itself at all to a frame jig I personally would rather relocate the leaf spring hangers forward and the four rear bed mounts and bumper mounts on the frame are easily fabricated.

Is there something huge I am missing why everybody is chopping their frames in half and having to worry about dog tracking, stress cracks, and cab to bed fitment?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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The frame arches up above the axle. If you just slide the axle up the bed wont fit properly and the axle & springs won't just bolt up again because of the shape of the frame.
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