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Long bed into short bed

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Justin4828, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Justin4828

    Justin4828 [OP] Justin Williams

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    Is it possible to make a long bed tacoma a short bed??
     
  2. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    a lot of chopping, and any thing is possible, but no, your frame is long too, not to mention relocating the gas cap, brake lines, etc. not worth it.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Whats the reasoning for this?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Shauncho

    Shauncho Embrace your inner Bro-ness

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    buyers remorse, I'd imagine.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Nunavut

    Nunavut Senior Member. HA. I'm not a senior. I'm young...

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    I'd do it for free. Just gotta sharpen my chainsaw first ;)
     
  6. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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  7. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    OZ-T

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    ahahahahahahaha
     
  8. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    My 1990 long-bed has a bobbed bed on it that I bought from someone who had done it. One way of shortening it doesn't require relocating the gas cap, brake lines, etc. The first step is to cut off the end of the bed containing the tailgate. Next is to cut off another slice from the end, the length of which is the amount you want it shorter. Next is to weld the tailgate piece onto the bed. Voila.

    I did have to cut off the frame ends as they stuck out, but that was the easy part.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    95 taco

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    he has the plastic bed though.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Its been done on a 2nd gen with a short bed. Looked pretty good too. nomods is his username.
     
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