Did Chevrolet make a long bed pick up?

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On a fairly regular basis i run across this guy driving a beautiful burgundy Chevy pickup with a long bed.

It is lowered has exhaust pipe extensions and sounds very modified.

I would love to build something similar but i have no idea where to start.

joe.

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Well if you saw it, chances are they did! I've seen long beds from Chevy for years. they are usually 8 foot beds and the short beds are 6 ft.

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heres one

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What year is the truck? We need some more info to be able to help.

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that one is a 1993 model * 350 V-8

* 4 Wheel Drive

* Automatic Trans

* 3/4 ton

* Torsion front suspension.

* New Shocks,

* New PS Pump,

* New plugs and wires.

* Very Well maintained.

* Full size bed has RinoLiner.

* Club Cab with back folding seats.

* Lots of cabin room.

* Heavy Duty Tow capable with Hitch.

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was the truck you saw a 1500? or a 2500? this might be able to narrow it down as well a estimate of the year as well.

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Thanks guys, I need to find a year for you but it was a late 50 or '60's model. I don't know if the long bed was stock or custom.

I am going to have to chase him down and get the details.

joe.

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they did a long bed step side in them years 58 and up

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heres a 1968 chevy long bed

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they did a long bed step side in them years 58 and up

Older than that 3/4 ton pickups had a longer wheelbase and bed than 1/2 ton models. Someone here may know the exact years.

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OK, here's the scoop on Chevrolet and GMC pickup beds. '47-'54/'55 1rst, Chevrolet used the following bed sizes, 6 1/2' (3100 1/2 ton), 7 1/2' (3600 3/4 ton), 9' (3800 1 ton). GMC had similar offerings, however they did offer the 7 1/2' bed on their 1/2 ton trucks. In 1955, Chevrolet introduced a long bed 1/2 ton, model 3200. It used the same chassis, brake hydraulics, rear springs, and 7 1/2' bed as the 3600 3/4 ton. The rest of the drivetrain, suspension, and brake system was same as the 3100. This body truck was produced until March of '57, when the 3200 and 3600, along with their GMC counterparts, went to a full 8' bed. The '57s with the 8' bed have extensions at the rear of the frame, bolted on where the original rear bumper mounts went. After '58, both the Stepside/Fenderside and Fleetside/Wideside beds were made in both 6 1/2' and 8' lengths, plus the 9 foot Stepside/Fenderside for the 1 tons up to 1972. In 1968, there was a special version of the Fleetside/Wideside bed in an 8 1/2' length used on 1 tons and Camper Special/Camper Custom 3/4 tons. Chevrolet called it the Longhorn, GMC does not appear to have had a model name for it. All Longhorn 3/4 ton trucks used the 133" wheelbase as the 1 tons, with leaf spring rear suspensions and generally were equipped with the GMC version of the Spicer 70 rear axle. No 4x4 option on those or any 1 ton '60-'77. After '73, the 6 1/2 and 8' beds were offered on 1/2 tons, with the 3/4 and 1 tons using the 8' beds. Currently, GM does offer a 6 1/2' Fleetside bed on 3/4 and 1 tons trucks, but only on extended cab and crew cab trucks.

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