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What the purpose of a Step/style-side bed

I was just out to lunch and saw a few step sides and i got to wondering whats the purpose of them? Is it just pure aesthetics or is there a purpose im not seeing? The way i see it is your just lessening the payload it can physically hold and its not like its really any significant less material to make the bed. So what give any ideas

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cuzz they look purty LOL
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I think it's a kick back to the early years of trucks. In some very short research (quick look at the internet) - It looks like the first year for the style-side bed for Ford was the 1957 year model. Trucks before that had the step-side. Probably some people liked the step sides so they kept making them, but in much lower quantities.

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I think it's a kick back to the early years of trucks. In some very short research (quick look at the internet) - It looks like the first year for the style-side bed for Ford was the 1957 year model. Trucks before that had the step-side. Probably some people liked the step sides so they kept making them, but in much lower quantities.

This is only a guess on my part.
Hmm i suppose that makes sense, i guess i always thought since i was a young lad they were just people that wanted to look like duallies

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I know it was purely for looks on my Lightning because anytime I tried to step on them, I'd just slide off.

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