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standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:01:31 PM »
i have a 2nd gen toy i was wonderin if i can put an ex window short bed on a long bed standard cab frame.....will the cab and bed bolt right on?
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Re: standard cab long bed to ex window short bed?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:05:45 PM »
What is a ex window short bed?

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex window short bed?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:09:22 PM »
the ex cabs with a short bed

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex window short bed?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:13:10 PM »
no, cab and bed mounts are in different places, some of the cab mounts will work, but not the rearmost, and with that, the bed mounts will need to be moved as well
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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:16:35 PM »
thanks man do you know any links that can help me out with this project

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:18:06 PM »
it isnt rocket science, just need to move the mounts, the front radiator mount, and then front cab mount will be the same, after that, you will need to move the mounts

and that is if they are the same generation truck, if they arent, you are going to be dealing with a lot of otehr issues
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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:21:56 PM »
alright thanks and ya there both 85s

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:25:15 PM »
so are you wanting to put a short bed on your single cab long bed frame?

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:32:03 PM »
i want to take single cab off and put ex cab with a short bed cause its a single cab long bed right now

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #9 on: Jun 30, 2010, 09:43:11 PM »
Ive done this swap. It almost bolts right on. Rear mount on the cab is different on the extended cab, but cab still bolts on. Just add a mount for the rear of the cab. Bed even bolted on. The extended cab short bed frame is the same as a single cab longbed frame.

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 01, 2010, 09:15:10 AM »
see now it sounds easy thanks for the help  :beer:

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #11 on: Jul 01, 2010, 10:46:48 AM »
All you have to do is cut off the bedmounts that are the farthest forward. Everything else lines up and bolts together..

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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 01, 2010, 10:54:31 AM »
anybody have any experience with ext cabs on first gen frames.  i got an very clean ext cab(only) for cheap.  id like to swap cabs with my 81 shortbed.  are any of the mounts the same.   i think i have to do a 1-1.5" body lift to clear horsecollar/ gas tank.  i was hoping to get the other frame to take measurements off of but that didnt happen.  thanks for your help. :beerchug:  


sorry to piggyback your thread 84krawler...didnt feel like starting a new one  
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Re: standard cab long bed to ex cab short bed?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 01, 2010, 04:21:38 PM »
thanks bro thats wat im talkin about dont worry about the piggyback thing muddywaters its cool its in the same category anyways
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