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Fiberglass bed?

I have a 90 ranger that i swapped bodies on, and the truck body i used was the same year and model only 4X2. The bed is completely fiberglass. the only metal on it is the fuel door. Was this an option in 90, or is it aftermarket? I've never seen another fiberglass bed anywhere. Just curious as to how i got so lucky finding the donor truck.
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PICS NOW... please.. might just be a 1993+ splash bed but might be something that i might kill you for
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my bed in my 98 XLT step side is fiber glass except my tail gate is metal along with my fuel door...
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Yes PICS NOW!!!!!
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I'm still waiting on pics!!!!!!!!!1
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Icon3 Ummm...............

Look like these:
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Called a Shadow Box option best of my knowledge....................
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Except thats all steel if I am thinking correct.
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That looks like a pseudo lil red express truck. LAME
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Except thats all steel if I am thinking correct.
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im currently workin on sandin it and gettin it ready to paint, but ill get pics as soon as i find my camera. cant find it anywhere! the bed looks just like stock on the outside tho, its not the shadow box.

Some of the teardown pics are on cardomain, but not much:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2669621
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There were a few companies making fiberglass step side bodies back then, the dealer I was at then had them from Centurion or one of the conversion companies. I had seen both steel boxes with glass fenders and a few with all glass sides. Then there was a few that almost looked like the later Splash beds in all fiberglass.
The best looking ones were those with the steel box and stand alone glass fenders, they had a more authentic or classic look and appeared more 'factory' in general.

The best looking one's used rear fenders that matched the flare design of the front fenders much like those on the step side F150.
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my bed in my 98 XLT step side is fiber glass except my tail gate is metal along with my fuel door...
same as my 93. makes you feel unique in a land of steel beds.
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Heres some pics of the bed, they're not the greatest but u can see what it looks like. i think it looks stock on the outside, but the inside has hooks towards the bottom that ive never seen on any truck before.



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Sweet baby jesus, for a second there i thought you had one of the shadow box's lol.
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that looks a lot like the US Body beds they offer. it's possible that somewhere long the line the PO had a bed smashed and bought a fiberglass replacement instead. anything is possible. Unless you can find a FOMOCO stamp on it somplace I doubt it'a factory piece.

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sweet a fiberglass standard bed. good find. mine is just a step side. it has those hooks too. i use em alot.
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