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99-03 Bed dimensions, it is just me or is it small
I keep getting confused. I have a 2000 350 PSD 8ft crew that i am using for a work truck. the tail gate has been bent and dented, so off it comes and i bought a used tommy lift for it, with plans of getting a contractor canopy with the double doors on the back.
Well i got a great used lift from an older chevy, which still had about 2" of air gap on both sides, i swear i measured it and it fit when i bought it, now i am at home and my truck must have shrank.
At the opening of the tail gate measured from just inside of the tail lights it is 64", then there are those large bulkhead's just inside of the gate that come in 3" more on each side. My lift gate is 68ish which i can fudge with new brackets but not 4" worth. Is my box small, or are all of these smaller than the other brand truck beds? I also was looking at several other lift gates and canopies all said to be off f250/350 most in late 90's to 03 and they all say 65"-66" mounting width on the tailgate with some air room of 1-2" to spare.
WTF i am so confused, my truck has a dent on the rear corner bit the floor of the bed is perfectly flat, nothing that would indicate the whole thing is bent or tweeked, any suggestions, am i just crazy?
Thanks so much.
2000 Ford F350 7.3 SRW all stock right now.