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Not sure what it is ? #1331448 Sun Oct 27 2019 11:08 PM
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glenns towing Offline OP
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Not sure what I got , but its mine now I guess. Its 9 foot long. Actually 9ft 2 inches along the rolled rail. 50 inches wide floor from seem to seem underneath, if I remember right. Tailgate has a unique GMC marking on it. Hard to see in pics. Floor still has wood in it, but topped with a steel plate. It is a 60 inch cab/axle bed. Round mismatched taillights with a steel circle around them like a steel pipe? The guy I got it from had it chained to a rear frame section and was using it around his farm as a trailer. Steps are super solid. 1 fender is really rough and probly not useable. Probly cant use either because its going on a 63 dually chassis and the fender lip to fender lip measurement is aprox. 76 inches. Im just happy to land a 9 foot box to get going on. Any help with year specific would be a great help?

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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331449 Sun Oct 27 2019 11:15 PM
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Trust you picked this up on the cheap.


1959 Apache 3100 Fleetside SWB (Shop Truck) (modified)




Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331450 Sun Oct 27 2019 11:19 PM
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glenns towing Offline OP
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Was actually a trade for another bed. So cheap, I guess would be an under statement

Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331471 Mon Oct 28 2019 01:09 AM
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Mike B Offline
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Nice find!

That's a 1955.2 thru 1966 1-ton 9' bed.

Good thing the steps are good as they would be hard to replace.

Fenders are the same as on the small beds and are being reproduced.

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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331478 Mon Oct 28 2019 01:21 AM
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Going from the tail gate from 55 second series to 1959


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage
Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: KEVINSKI] #1331482 Mon Oct 28 2019 01:49 AM
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Mike B Offline
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Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
Going from the tail gate from 55 second series to 1959


To the best of my knowledge the tailgates were all the same for the Step Side boxes from 1954 thru 1967. Can you share what's different between the 1959 and 1960 tailgates?

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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331503 Mon Oct 28 2019 02:19 AM
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My 54 first series has the gmc letters in a old letter look this gate has the m underlining the g and c if that makes sense the newer ones have the gmc in more of a block letter.


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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331508 Mon Oct 28 2019 02:31 AM
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Mike B Offline
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Kevin,
My brain wasn't even thinking about the font differences...lol dang

Thanks, that make perfect sense now!

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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331515 Mon Oct 28 2019 03:44 AM
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That style GMC tailgate script went from 47.2 thru 1963 on Fender side. Then block letters, rectangular boarder 64 thru 87 on Fender side.
Wide Side Script 58-66. Stylized block script and boarder. (quadrilateral trapezoid) dang
Fender shape indicates 55.2-66
Rare bed size
Home made tail light cans
Original color/paint


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Re: Not sure what it is ? [Re: glenns towing] #1331553 Mon Oct 28 2019 01:39 PM
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glenns towing Offline OP
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As always, I knew I would get the right answers on this site. Once again the wealth of info here is unsurpassed. Thanks to all. Whats funny about the color is that its the same color as the original color on the cab and clip I used from a 66 c20.
My next question is... Is there any precise "blueprints" of sorts to actually get this bed to work on a 63 GMC dually chassis that im using? My c/a measurement is correct, 60. My length is correct, 9ft. But the width of the bed itself would put it into the inners rear tires. Needs wheel wells installed into the bed area I guess?? Or, I really didn't really want togo this route, but lose the duallys and get a set of single wheels all the way around? Not even sure its an option? ohwell

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