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Offline slip knot

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Service bed adaptability
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:32:58 PM »
I have a line on a service bed for my 98 gm 2500. its currently setting on a 99 gm 2500. I know there was a body style change but has anyone ever looked at the frame mounts? Every bed that I've looked at mention 2000yr model and up. Would the 99 bed fit my 98 truck? shrugx
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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 09:49:43 PM »
You should contact the Box manufacturer with the part number . Only way to tell for sure.
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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 10:03:58 PM »
All I got is a couple of pics. the guy selling it on CL is being a bit hard to contact. He's never home during the daytime.
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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:15:25 PM »
Maybe call your local chebby dealer tomorrow?
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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
Having done a few dozen box swaps, and flat beds, the first thing would be to crawl under these trucks with a tape measure.  Check the width between the frame rails.  Make sure both trucks are the same wheelbase.  Not applicable here but Dodge uses a narrower frame on one tons with single rear wheel, as opposed to duallies.  Also the frame is different on both makes on cab and chassis, and pickups.  Check the kickup behind the cab.  On the other hand, if you are handy, anything can be made to fit. 

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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »
I would venture to say it should work.
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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
The flatbed that was present on my '82 Dodge crew cab was clearly not originally for the truck, someone had just welded square-tube in to make their own mounts.  Unfortunately they welded directly to the frame and to the bed, so the rear mount had broken free over the years, but it was good enough to keep it on until I got the truck home and removed the bed for a stepside.

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Re: Service bed adaptability
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »