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Short Bed to Long Bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dk6487, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    dk6487

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    Obviously with enough money anything is possible. Other than a trade in is there any way to swap a short bed to a longbed without hacking up the frame?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    negative, wheel base is too short.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Oh well was just wondering but my short bed gets the job done. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    welcome!!
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Interesting. It would be neat if someone tried it. Welcome to TW. :)
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    Thanks for the welcome. It would be neat to try. Anyone know where I can find the specs for the long bed and the short bed?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Wheelbase is longer on the long bed.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    Not a small job but definitely possible. Your budget will determine feasibility. Is it worth it to you to drop $1500 the extend the bed? What about $3000? $6000?

    Probably wouldn't be too bad but there will be some complexity to it. New fenders are easy. Extending the frame is easy. New driveshaft is easy. Longer brake and fuel lines are cake. Might be a pain to find an intact bed. Extending all wiring harnesses that go towards the rear of the truck gets to be a hassle. Suspension mounting points might have to move.

    Lots to it.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    how bout the other way around? id love to have a short bed on my access cab
     
  11. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    People do that all the time on the older picks.....its very possible, you just may beed to shorten the frame
     
  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Pretty much the same amount of work except you don't have to lengthen any connectors. You'll still be replacing the brake and fuel hard lines and messing with suspension attachment points.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    If anything the wires would be cake for me because I am an electrician by trade. If I had the money I would love to attempt the project.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Take lots of pictures! I'd love to see this happen. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    I'll definitely look into it. It all depends how much Uncle Sam favors me this year.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    maybe the DC-shortbed will actually fit on an access cab, but might have a huge gap between the cab and the bed..lol...not sure on if the bolt holes line up properly though..would be funny to see one though
     
  17. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Good luck! I just got notified yesterday that I'm being audited. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sorry to here that. Good luck with the highly paid thieves. Unless your hiding $100,000 of untaxed income they shouldn't be wasting our hard earned tax dollars on you but thats how the IRS works.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    This is the 4th time I've been audited in the past 12 or so years. At this point I expect it.

    Funny thing is that each time they're audited me they've ended up owing me more money. :evil: Worse things could happen.
     
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    he is...how do you think he affords the stuff he does to his truck...:spy:
     
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