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stepside bed is fiberglass???

Ok, I may sound stupid but I have been reading posts and hear people saying that the stepside beds are fiberglass?

I put a magnet on the side of my bed in different locations and it stuck to it? It's an 04 FX4. Could someone clarify??

If it is indeed fiberglass i'm kinda mad, I've had experience with fiberglass on my previous cars and I hate it.
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I was wondering the same thing about my '01, after reading a post that referenced the fiberglass stepsides.
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a stepside bed side is fiberglass....the inner shell, and tailgate is steel............
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so are you saying the whole bed is fiberglass?

or just the step and fender flares are fiberglass?

or i'm still not getting it and none of the above is correct? :)
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the outer bedsides are fiberglass and the inner sides floor and tailgate are steel
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Everything you see on the outside of your bed IS fiberglass, with the exception of the tailgate. The INSIDE of your bed ( the Area that would be protected by a bedliner) is steel. any questions?
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why would you hate it? that sucker is never going to rust!and it will resist a dent better than steel. i take my fiberglass bed over the steel one anyday. cant imagine how much ti would cost to stamp a flareside bed from steel
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the outer bedsides are fiberglass and the inner sides floor and tailgate are steel
I think I got it...that would explain why certain parts the magnet held stronger...because of the inner shell

And that would explain why i looked down the fender flares and notice waves in the paint...just one reason why I hate fiberglass.

They should say that when selling the trucks. I would have bought the flareside instead
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yes sir step side beds are fiberglass...... wish they werent cuz then i could just weld but no ford likes to make things hard so i gotta bondo etc.
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Flairside is a stepside......you mean Style side or fleetside...they are the ones that go straight back, no flair or Bulge over the rear wheels.
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Flairside is a stepside......you mean Style side or fleetside...they are the ones that go straight back, no flair or Bulge over the read wheels.
thats what i meant
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I think I got it...that would explain why certain parts the magnet held stronger...because of the inner shell

And that would explain why i looked down the fender flares and notice waves in the paint...just one reason why I hate fiberglass.

They should say that when selling the trucks. I would have bought the flareside instead

trade someone if you dont like it!
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trade someone if you dont like it!
That may be an idea in the future. I'll see how it holds up..I've only had the truck about 4 months.

Thanks for all the responses. I knew I could find the answer here!
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man if you wanna trade i am up for it.....................i want a stepside...
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And that would explain why i looked down the fender flares and notice waves in the paint...just one reason why I hate fiberglass.
you shouldnt have waves in the paint from the factory. More like an orange peel effect maybe? i know mine was perfect from the factory. but since then it has been repainted... still came out great and i love it, but we knew we wouldnt get the bed to look like new anyway. although it is dang close.
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mine has no waves either
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it is not really fiberglass but some high pressure molded plastic
same as the hood on my 2004
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it is not really fiberglass but some high pressure molded plastic
same as the hood on my 2004
ah are you sure? the beds that i have seen cracked look alot like fiberglass to me. might be some type of fiberglass/plastic composite...
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One other bid of information you may not have known is the "High doom hood" is also fiberglass.
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i know the chevy stepsides are plastic.
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One other bid of information you may not have known is the "High doom hood" is also fiberglass.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

oh well. guess i'll just have to live with it.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

oh well. guess i'll just have to live with it.
you dont have a powerdome hood...lol
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wait I'm confused what year did they stop making the flareside for the fx4's
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One other bid of information you may not have known is the "High doom hood" is also fiberglass.


ahhhhhhhhhhhhh not a doom hood...............damn we already had the doom light a few weeks ago and now we have doom hoods....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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this whole truck is going to kill us all
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