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Old 04-03-2012, 12:20 AM
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Long bed to short bed conversion

What are your guys thoughts on this? I have a lot of money in my truck and don't want to sell it and found a shop that would do the conversion for 2600

Pros? Cons?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:22 AM
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How much confidence do you have in the shop? Problem I would have with it, you are always going to have a morphedite truck that is a little off.


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Old 04-05-2012, 10:57 PM
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It's almost a hit or miss I would say. They could get it perfect or it could but a little bit off. But it would look better IMO. But it will make the truck value drop and hard to sell if you ever decided to. But it would also make it a bit lighter too. I think you have to change your fuel tank as well. I'm not positive on that though
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Does the $2,600 include the new short bed? You need to find a body-builder, no not a guy that lifts weights. A shop that does dumb beds, flat beds, etc. The shop that does our trucks is around $1,000 +plus the cost of the bed and a new driveshaft, to shorten the frame, brake lines, fuel lines, etc.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:23 AM
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Agreed ^^ with the value and everything IMO you cant go wrong with a long bed..a short bed u limit everything u can do bed wise especially if its a 350
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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I've thought about this for months just because its such a beast to drive around sometimes but the pros outweigh the cons and I think its better just to not even mess with it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:22 PM
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I have a ccsb truck and wish I had a longbed almost every time I use it!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:30 PM
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Good luck parking long bed in small paring lot esp when there all made for compact cars

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It's not that hard. My '05 was a cclb and was my DD, my 05 is an eclb and I haven't had any problems parking.
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