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

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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...

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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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Multi-piece. Easier to paint and detail.

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

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Multi piece hands down.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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