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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331634 Mon Oct 28 2019 10:18 PM
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Well got the fenders off, lights off, cans off. And by gully the tailgate actually works. lol. The little things in life.. Bed seems to be in better shape than I thought. Abit of welding at the light, can area. Im keeping da duallys, so whatever it takes, I guess ill figure it out. Also need bed supports. And again another bridge to cross. Ideas are always welcomed.

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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331641 Mon Oct 28 2019 10:39 PM
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You are likely going to have to extend the fenders or tub the bed depending on where the tires are in relation to the side of the bed.šŸ› 


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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331646 Mon Oct 28 2019 11:24 PM
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According to the tape measure. Looks like Im gonna have todo both unfortunately. Wasn't sure if there was a templet, or rule of thumb to follow. Im pretty good at winging it, but im sure my luck will run out. lol

Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331702 Tue Oct 29 2019 03:11 AM
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Looking at the rear sill brackets and cross sill brackets and board widths I think that is pre-60 GMC 1-ton. Nice find

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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331722 Tue Oct 29 2019 10:58 AM
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Regarding the brackets and version of bed, I think the same. Older (pre-60s) xmember and rear sill brackets.


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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331738 Tue Oct 29 2019 01:13 PM
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Thanks guys.

Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1331838 Wed Oct 30 2019 01:07 AM
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Another thing that might affect this project, be sure the fenders match up to the position of the rear axle/wheels. Since the bed is 59 or older and the frame is newer, they might not line up even though the 9 ft bed is correct length. I know that for the 3/4 ton trucks they did not match, I don't know about the 1 ton but it should be checked.

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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1332115 Thu Oct 31 2019 11:02 PM
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Yea. im seeing some differences on lengths comparing em. One way or another this bed is marrying this chassis. Well, hopefully. lol. Im kinda wondering also what should be the minimum tire/bed clearance ? Any suggestions??

Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1332681 Tue Nov 05 2019 09:43 PM
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Nice score! nanner

Yeah the 9' beds like that weren't really designed to go on trucks with duals, so winging-it is a good option when you tub the bedsides and widen the fenders lol. As for the tire to bed clearance, I'd say whatever you think looks good/right.

Funny enough, I picked up a '60s Chevy 9' bed. Also green. Also turned into a trailer haha

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Re: Not sure what it is ?
glenns towing #1332700 Wed Nov 06 2019 12:41 AM
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What a quinkydink. Looks to be in atad better shape than mine . I guess Texas helped. Yours might not hold gravel tho. lol. Yea im winging it say the least. See what it turns into,, ohwell

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