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#1 gautreau

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

Does anyone have a how to convert 2 shortbed's into one longbed?With diagrams and or measurements would be great.I need to build a longbed pick-up for a friend and I'm unsure of where to cut the beds up.
Thanx in advance,
Jeremy

#2 martinfan5

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

With out knowing what truck bed you want to lengthen, you need to extend the bed in the area from the front of the bed to front of the wheel well

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

Sorry I should have mentioned that I'm using 2 amt/ertl 1984 GMC kits to build this replica longbed pick-up.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

How you cut depends on what brand of truck you are building. Ford trucks add all of the extra length at the front of the bed ahead of the rear wheels. Chevy and GMC add about a foot to the front and a few inches in the rear. here are some examples of what I mean.

Here are two Ford beds showing the extra length:
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Here is a long bed GMC I made from two Fall Guy trucks, I had to add to the front and rear of the bed:
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I used a long bed from the 72 Chevy kit to get the correct length and proportion:
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Edited by Fat Brian, 10 June 2012 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Thanx Brian I really apreciate the reference pics.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

I know these are not the model you're building but maybe these give you some inspiration(its estonian forum but pics explain pretty god what has been done):
http://plastikmudel....topic.php?t=787
http://plastikmudel....topic.php?t=248

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

I know these are not the model you're building but maybe these give you some inspiration(its estonian forum but pics explain pretty god what has been done):
http://plastikmudel....topic.php?t=787
http://plastikmudel....topic.php?t=248


Those are amazing!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:41 AM

Look at post #2:

http://www.modelcars...ed

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:58 AM

WoW! That gentleman can do some scratchbuildin there! Thank you for posting that,Slim. He IS very good. Very impressive modeling.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:00 AM

Sorry for goin off topic Brian. My bad. ;)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:21 AM

Sorry for goin off topic Brian. My bad. ;)


No problem, it's not my topic anyway I'm just trying to help.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

Look at post #2:

http://www.modelcars...ed

Thank you very much Jim.that was the exact what I was looking for.I knew I had seen it somewhere on here.