The Lone Ranger – 60/14 Bolt swap – Quick rear mockup and Bed removal

Turns out pulling the bed off these trucks really is as easy as everyone says. I’m shocked at how light the thing is (If it wasn’t so awkward, I’m betting I could pick it up myself).

Before pulling the bed, I took some measurements to try to figure out where I want the rear axle to wind up sitting, as well as what my final wheel base would be. Ideally, I’m shooting for 110-115” WB when I’m done, time will tell what it winds up being. Note that the truck isn’t sitting level in these photos so that screws up the perspective some.

115” puts me here:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

110” puts me here:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

I’m still really hoping 110 will work, but I’m not sure if the rear cab corner is going to play nice.

After I got done zoning out while looking at my pretty tires/wheels, I kicked the wife’s car out of the garage to pull the bed off. With some help from a good friend, we managed to rip off the bed without much effort.
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

 

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