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Swapping beds - from stepside to regular

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    vantaco

    vantaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i've got a stepside bed but i want to eventually swap it to a regular sized bed

    what all is required to do the swap?

    bed
    tailgate ? i assume the stepside tailgate is infact narrower like the bed

    what about the gas tank? it looks like the filler on the stepside is further in than on a regular bed truck

    is there just a different attachment to change or neck? or will the whole tank have to be changed?

    anything else you can think of?

    thanks
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Come to Sarasota and swap beds with me.:D
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    you come up here...vancouver's nicer anyways lol
     
  4. Oct 14, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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    The filler neck should be a little shorter on the stepside, so it needs to be changed. The bed should come with a tailgate, if not, then you are going to need one. That should be all you need. I doubt the taillights are different but you might want to check, just in case.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    is the filler neck a separate piece?

    i would definetly get it with the bed and tailgate

    i highly doubt there is any difference in the taillights...that just wouldn't make any sense for toyota to do that

    thanks for the info
     
  6. Oct 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    I'm pretty sure the neck is separate from the tank but I'm not 100%.
     

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