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Question about pickup beds in kits, which do you prefer, one- or multi piece and why?


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#1 Luc Janssens

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

An example of one piece, Revell's '99 Chevy Silverado
An example of multi piece, Monogram's '78 GMC with snowplow.
Thanks in advance for your input...

#2 Casey

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Multi-piece, so that the inside of the bed can be done accurately, something which is not possible when the quarter panels, wheel housings and bed floor are all molded as one piece.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Multi-piece. Easier to paint and detail.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

Multi-piece, they are easier to shorten or lengthen that way.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Multi piece hands down.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

I generally prefer the one piece ones..though multi-piece is ok, though some of them have fit issues w/ the fenders.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

That depends if its covered or uncovered..Covered ..no preference. Uncovered ..always easier to wood plank with the multi piece Both are assembled and square before paint to assure frame fit on assembly

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

One piece for full width beds and multi piece for stepside beds. When I build multi piece full width beds I glue them all together before paint anyways.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

Multipiece is certainly better for molding detail. However, fitment of a multipiece bed is another story. Depending on design, some go together better than others.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

One piece. Less for me to fiddle with, and since the bed of a pickup should be filled with stuff anyway, the lack of detail on the inside panels shouldn't be as much of an issue. And it'll divert attention from said underdetailed inside panels if you put a few trinkets back there.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

Multipiece for the same reason as Fat Brian, easier to change the length. For the stepsides it also makes it easier to use the fenders if you want to put a different body on the back, but still need fenders.