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Dodge Ram Longbed shortening????

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#1 SubieDaddy80


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:58 PM

Looking to pick up a 1981 Dodge Ram Crew-Cab with a longbed as a project. I was wondering if anyone knows how or if I can shorten the bed some? I have seen the toyota truck guys shorten their trail rigs beds and was wondering if I could apply that same idea to the ram. I am not looking to touch the chassis at all unless its after the leafs. This would be a first time venture and I wanted to get some expert opinions first. Why pick up an '81 crew cab for a project? It would definately be a very unique truck after I was done and it would still be practical to take the family around to shows. :grin:

#2 carfreak85


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 02:49 PM

Actually, you can!

Step one, remove tail-lights, fuel lines, anything aft of where you want to cut.

Step two, fire up your sawsall.

Step three, go to town! :Flame:

#3 tractor pole

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

I would say buy a short bed instead of chopping up the long bed and modify the frame to have it fit. but that probably means cutting forward of the rear axle. would be a very unique truck.

been think if getting an older crew cab pickup as a project as well.

good luck.

similar looking i assume except for the 94 grill.
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#4 SubieDaddy80


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:29 PM

Yeah, just like that but 2wd.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

This is pretty much the look I will be going for. Me likey alot!:grin:

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#6 monstaru


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 11:31 AM

i saw a 60's mega cab(yes i know its crew cab) that i wanted to drop my cummins in.......damnit , if i only had room.......cheers, brain

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