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Hey guys, newbie here asking for a little help

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Bamm, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Bamm

    Bamm New Member

    I purchased a 2000 silverado 4wd extended cab truck that had a flat utility body on the back. I was told and assumed it was a shortbed truck. The measurement from wheel center to wheel center is 158" (or so), is this a shortbed or longbed? Thanks, ....Jerry
     
  2. azdrtdog

    azdrtdog Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    I dont know off hand but a quick search of gm wheelbase should have that in a sec.
     
  3. Bamm

    Bamm New Member

    Looks like it is a long bed (not that there is anything wrong with that), but I had a short bed lined up to purchase for it. Crap!
     
  4. Bamm

    Bamm New Member

    Just curious, anybody ever shortened a longbed frame to fit a shortbed? I know it can be done on later model trucks 67-72 etc... Any help?
     
  5. azdrtdog

    azdrtdog Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    How much diff. in wheel base
     
  6. Bamm

    Bamm New Member

    Short bed is 143" and long bed is 157.5". I got a really good deal on this truck but was really expecting/wanting a shortbed. Now I own it and it runs great and all but isn't quite what I wanted. I was supposed to meet a guy this morning to buy a very nice shortbed bed for it, thats off for now, just trying to figure out what my options are at this point.
     
  7. azdrtdog

    azdrtdog Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    Lot of work to move the axle and then the drivshaft will have to be cut down. I would just get the long bed for it unless you plan on making it a wheeling rig
     

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