Posted By: sweetpealane
width of rear cross member on a 46 chevy - Mon Sep 02 2019 07:34 PM
I am modifying the cross member by the tailgate on a 46 Chevy with the proper width bed front and tailgate. Previous owner had installed a bed from an AD which measures 56 1/4" across the rear member support . Beds were a little wider on AD's and I need to modify it and redrill the holes that bolt to the bottom of the rear stake pocket. Can someone save me some time by furnishing the magic number .......... that is, the width of an original 46 cross member. I was told several years ago that the bed sides from the AD would work but of course needed the proper width bed front and tallgate so my rear fenders will work with the running boards. When I bought the truck it had an AD bed on it and no rear fenders. Am trying my best to use the original sides.