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I need to cut some of my bedsides, my only option to shorten them is on the rear to shorten them up.

Any of you guys that have shorten the rear or have pictures of chopped bedsides care to share?

I have an idea in my head but im not really sure how it will all come together after its cut. Another hurdle is the one fender is already twisted up.
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are you moving your wheelbase or something? or just shortening up the rear?
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I want to shorten up the rear. When I started tearing everything apart I wanted them shorter, now im not so sure but figure I might as well do it. I am not shortening the wheelbase at all right now. I figure I can cut like 10-12 inches out of the rear then weld it back up. trim the bottom then get them repainted. The truck is just too long past the tires and I was always hitting it on trees or rocks.
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i saw someone cut them where they wanted then take a piece of 4" pipe(or appropriate size) and roll the fender around then tack it back to the top and bottom. looked way freakin kool. ill see if i can find that thread.
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alright sounds good. thanks!
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Remember the guy, Jay something, from Florida who had dovetailed bedsides?
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Man Zach there is going to be nothing left of my old bed lol.
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ive been searching for a while now and cant remember where i saw it. ill keep looking though and let you know what i find
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Remember the guy, Jay something, from Florida who had dovetailed bedsides?
034x4? I already have a dovetailed bed. I just want to shorten them now.
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Man Zach there is going to be nothing left of my old bed lol.
pretty much, i still have the tailgate and its in 100% perfect shape. just a little dusty. lol
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patov6 shortened his whole rear end.
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034x4? I already have a dovetailed bed. I just want to shorten them now.

I want my bed dovetailed! Too bad im stepside, it'd prolly look funny.
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why not just cut it and shorten it up. pretty much like the "bobbed" effect
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that welcome2knoxville guy shortened his bed, you might wanna check out his build thread
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