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Old 05-07-2012
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7 foot bed????

Im looking for a fleet side bed and while searching craigslist i found a person with a 7 foot bed. i was wondering if that means that the truck was a single cab. I need one that will fit my 98 ext cab. its from a 1996 xlt but i wasnt sure if it would fit. thanks
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I don't think it will fit with out modification. I could be wrong though. I thought it would be awesome to put a 7 footer on my ext. if you do it you should put up some pictures
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ok well im gonna call in the morning. they want 100 for the bed so im definatly sold. i could always cut off a foot if need be lol.
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Long bed won't fit unless you modify the frame or the bed. 6 foot is all that will work.
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well it wouldnt be that hard to mod the frame would it? just some welded on frame extenders right?
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well it wouldnt be that hard to mod the frame would it? just some welded on frame extenders right?
In theory yes. I would just look for a 6 foot bed.
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well thats the thing i cant find any and i found this 7 foot one. would it look bad to cut the bed a foot and weld it back together?
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If it was done right then it could look fine. Why do you need a bed? Accident?

Is there any junkyards around you?
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It depends on your skills... I'd just expand my search area and keep looking.

What is wrong with your current bed?
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nothing. its a step side and i hate it. i want to get a nice tool box and i just like the look and room of the fleetside better. and there is one junk yard but im not entirely sure they would have something like that. i was hoping to find one broke down sitting in someones yard but for some reason all i see are s10's lol
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You have a stepside? Post it in the for sale section as a trade and someone will trade. People love stepsides.
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i did that on here and another site. its also on craigslist. ive never had any emails messeges or anything.
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