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step sides started in 1993.. yes there fiberglass. i like them personally better... you mess up a side you can get a whole side it just unbolts and get a new one and bolt it on.. unlike a steel style side if your stupid MORON friend would have punched it, it would have maybe broke his hand and dented where you have to bump out the dent OR drill out the spot welds which there is tons and weld in a new bed side..

personally i have dealt with step sides before and he must have punched a part with a crack in it.. because they are quite strong, def strong enough to take a hand punching it... also depends where he punched it....

but just the shear fact your friend did this shows his mental capability... personally i hate stupid people....

well first of all i never said my friend did it. that must be your selective reading. i said it was some guy. also, please try and stay away from degressing away from the topic of trucks so no one gets offended here. seems like your trying kinda hard.


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Was there a point to this ?

second, yes there is a point to this thread. im giving others the opportunity to persuade me. so all you orators please dont be shy about using your retoric. (persuasion skills)


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if step sides(flare sides) are so cool, why are they no longer available? because they are impractical in the world of trucks.

third, agreed.


and fourth of all, i think this calls for some myth busters. whos going to do it mannnnnn???? whos goin to punch a hole in a stepside bare fisted?! take some pics!
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Doubt you could break it with just your fist. Be like tryin to punch threw your windshield,not impossible but you would have a broken hand.
i would LOVEEEEE to see someone put their fist through a windshield.. it would be hard to get through with a baseball bat....

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i thought it was so you could drive in a mud pit or something simliar and stop and get out of your truck, step on the stepside, and hop into the bed for some reason or another.
you dont need that little step you can get from the window or open door to a regular bed just fine..

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The reason for having a step side is so that you have a step to use to get into the truck. That and style.
isnt that what a tire's for?






p.s. this thread RULESSSS
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reason step sides are gone is cost cutting what Ford is known for....its not cheap to make fiberglass bed sides when they can stamp out steel panels faster
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the flareside beds have been around since the pickup truck's inception (i.e. steel box with fiberglass fenders bolted to it), there still around because some people just can't let it go, now there pretty much just for style and they learned to stick a "step" on it
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the flareside beds have been around since the pickup truck's inception (i.e. steel box with fiberglass fenders bolted to it), there still around because some people just can't let it go, now there pretty much just for style and they learned to stick a "step" on it
the first kind.. not on ranger.. IE model A... F-100 those trucks where steel.. hope you just ment on the ranger..
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the flareside beds have been around since the pickup truck's inception (i.e. steel box with fiberglass fenders bolted to it), there still around because some people just can't let it go, now there pretty much just for style and they learned to stick a "step" on it
actually.......name me one truck, besides a ranger, that's got fiber fenders on the rear. yea.


A true stepside......not a half *** ranger stepside......a true stepside consists of at least 12 pieces.....2 sides, 1 front, tailgate, 2 fenders, 2steps, 4 stake pockets, and about 4 crossmemebers, dont forget oak and stainless strips for the floor. That's a real stepside bed....BTW...ALL STEEL. All the newer stepsides are half *** stepsides.

A real stepside bed:

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the first kind.. not on ranger.. IE model A... F-100 those trucks where steel.. hope you just ment on the ranger..
me too...as stated above......the one piece fiber side beds.....those are half *** stepsides. i mean "flairsides". blah.
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actually.......name me one truck, besides a ranger, that's got fiber fenders on the rear. yea.
92-96 f-150 Flareside editions...
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my stepside bed seems pretty real to me...
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j/k...
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if step sides(flare sides) are so cool, why are they no longer available? because they are impractical in the world of trucks.

thanks for your informational post.
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I love mine!
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Wish i had one myself, they have more style, IMHO...
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I call BS. My old truck had a stepside and the bed was stout. I hit the back corner of mine on a light pole and it didn't crack or anything. Unless "the drunk guy" was a martial arts expert then I don't believe that for a second.
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I think they look better, and I like how i don't have big wheel wells in my bed, eventhough it is smaller...
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i love the look of a stepside but you dont have as much space, plus i too like a cap and a stepside cap just doesnt look as good as the styleside box with a cap.
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I personally think regular bed rangers look better. Stepsides make the truck look smaller.
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I just don't like stepsides, No real reason. I wouldn't buy a stepside truck (ranger). Now if we are talking a 1950ish Studebaker, the I'd whistle a different tune:



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step sides look better in my opinion.
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i think stepsides look goofy
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sooooo



no ones up for punching their or someone elses bedside to get us the all important pics?
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I don't mind a step side bed, but I don't like caps on them and I don't like them for function. Our Ranger beds are small as is, and a step side is even smaller.
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The step side works well on my set up, you can't climb on a standard bed ranger , no bed steps .
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Brit-Ranger's truck doesnt look so bad.
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no ones up for punching their or someone elses bedside to get us the all important pics?
I would but zach wont let me
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