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Shortening a pickup truck bed

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#1 my80malibu

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

Is there a guide here showing where to make the cuts to reduce a long bed pickup to a Shortbed version on the AMT 72 PU? My L.B. is a scale 8ft bed the S.B. is usually 6ft. I need to eliminate about 15/16" overall from the center to make it work. 



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Kinda. Stacy David did it 1:1 on his Gearz TV show. Here's a link to the web page and videos of the build. At least you will know where to cut.

 

http://staceydavid.c...tbed-conversion

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

Steve Milberry has a WIP of a '68 with the '72 bed that he shortened down to a short bed. Also, I think the short bed is only eighteen inches shorter than a long bed, not two feet. Here's a link to  Steve's WIP:  http://www.modelcars...wtopic=65367=



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Steve Milberry has a WIP of a '68 with the '72 bed that he shortened down to a short bed. Also, I think the short bed is only eighteen inches shorter than a long bed, not two feet. Here's a link to  Steve's WIP:  http://www.modelcars...wtopic=65367=

 That was very helpful thanks Roger