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Old 09-02-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default longbed to shortbed

recently ive been more and more into getting a 67-72 c10 ive seen alot of good looking longbeds but finding a decent shortbed for a good price and without alot of rust is getting to be real hard, ive been on 67-72chevytrucks.com and i have seen them convert some to shortbed, but im looking for more opinions before i go and buy a longbed. what do u guys think and if anybody has done this well ur opinions are greatly welcome thank you guys
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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It's such a common conversion that the price of really nice LWB trucks have double or tripled in the past few years. You can cut the frame, or do a swap. The catch is the bed. Finding clean SWB bedsides isn't as easy as it once was and the aftermarket sides aren't so great.

The one thing to consider is resell value. There are those that would not buy a cut frame, and those that don't care.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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yea but ur right about the resale value but i plan on keeping for a longtime and when it comes down to selling it i think its just depends on what market or who u sell it 2, i could always find a good used swb frame and convert everything but i dont know i just cant get over how freakin awesome they look layed out on 24's i had a stepside and i wish i would of never gotten rid of it
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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if you need a SWB bed, i have them, new sheet metal....
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:08 PM   #5
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how much will you charge to ship a bed to california?
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:12 AM   #6
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I am in the process of building mine, and It is actually a lot of fun. I went with the "step cut" and so far everything is working great.

If you can't afford a SWB or are unable to fine one - go for it!

Best of Luck!
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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i shortened mine it wasnt bad to do, i actually took my lwb sheetmetal and cut all of that down too instead of buying shortbed stuff. it saved me a ton of money.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:39 AM   #8
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Hey guys im new here to the forum and i have a long bed that im gunna convert to a short bed . and were actually gunna go a tad shorter than normal.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #9
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http://www.sokyclassics.com SWB NEW bed kits, PLUS A TON OF OTHER PARTS !!!!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:32 PM   #10
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Default 1967-1972 Longbed To Shortbed Conversion

This guy here is the master of conversions, once they are done theres no tellin it had ever been a longbed. About 4 guys in our car club had him do the conversion, not only was the frame cut and shortend but the long bed bed was cut into a short bed, and we drive our trucks to a lot of local shows and events. He has also shipped beds across country for some of his clients. Cool stuff.


See The Video
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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I shortened mine took me about 4 hours. but then again the body was already off for a full frame up resto
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #12
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Any good videos or threads covering the shortning of the bedsides them selves.
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