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I once saw a late 30's dually in a yard with a box. The running board extensions flared to meet the simple wide rolled rear fenders. I assumed it was a one of custom and it's haunted me ever since. Rather than fabricate 9' sides, I thought it may be easier to purchase a third side and add on to stock length sides with the seams under stake pockets.
Yeah, the long box is one of the neatest things on the truck. When I was still driving it (back in 1980) I needed some gravel for my road, so I drove down to the local gravel guy and asked him to load the back up for me. He dumped a full load from his front end loader, looked at it and said "you can take a little more" and dumped another half bucket in. The over load springs were nearly flat, and the rims were about 2" from the road, but it hauled it back. Of course I drove pretty slow, and the steering wheel had only a minor effect on where I was going, but...
And after living with pickups with 6' beds it will be nice to haul a 4x8 sheet and have it all inside the bed.
Here are a couple of photos of the ruck and bed.
First is the truck yesterday afternoon after the latest shakedown cruise. Second is the bed assembled sitting in the shop on saw horses. Third is the bed just after installation on the truck. Last one is the support from the big bumper to the bed side.
I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.
FWIW, here's a truck we saw at Macungie (PA) a few years ago. It appears to be a 1.5-ton, but still shows how they did the bed to accommodate the duellies. I don't think the outer fenders are factory But interesting to see the inner fenders (which might be factory).
I can't tell you anything about the truck. I just saw it in the for sale corral and took the pictures.
Also, here's a shot I took of Jim Carter's beautiful 1946 1-ton duallie. Looks like regular rear fedners attached to extensions. The running boards are wider at the rear to accommodate. I'll see if I can find the rest of the pictures I took on that shoot.
Another thought is to take one of those low sided towing bodies...
Last edited by John Milliman; Wed Oct 16 2019 04:07 PM. Reason: Found 'em!!