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will a straight side bed bolt onto a stepside bed frame

99 ranger stepside to straightside bed swap. will it work?
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yes. all beds are interchangeable. the frames are all the same
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ok cool i heard the frame of a stepside was 6 inches shorter. good news
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here you go lol

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The only thing that won't work is a long bed with an extended cab.
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so how bout years? does it have to be a 99-01
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yes. all beds are interchangeable. the frames are all the same
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so how bout years? does it have to be a 99-01
ALL 93+ beds are interchangeable.

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ALL beds are interchangeable.
You mean all 93 and newer are interchangeable.
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You mean all 93 and newer are interchangeable.
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older beds fit too but they'll look stupid lol a modded tailgate would look cool though. cut out the center piece on an older style weld into a new tailgate
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I think this should be specified a little more....

ALL 6' beds are interchangeable. 93-11 are all similar in body lines but pre 93 can fit as pointed out. A 7' bed would need to have some modification done to the frame to fit.
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seems cool. imma do a newer one. 06 ish
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Yes they fit. The only things that change are the taillights and emblems every couple years.

lol at the bed swap party pic.
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hey i have a 2001 single cab ranger xlt that has a 7ft bed will i be able to put on a 6ft bed and do you know waht years will fit on it?
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This is an oldie... if you read the post... it says a seven foot bed would require mods.
If you have a short bed truck another short bed would work... Except for one thing !
I used a mid 90's Steppy Bed on my '03 standard short bed, 2 dr cab, EDGE and could not lower my spare using the crank handle. As it turns out there is no hole in the mid 90's bed to slip the crank through.
So.. depending on the year of the short bed you may need to do a little modding no matter what !
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