Need to get the bed replaced and having a horrible time, i'm a complete novice at this type of stuff! i was told that other years might work for the truck instead of just saying absolutly that year model, is that true and if so, which years? thanks
1980 thru 1986 are an exact match, while 1987 to 1996 will fit, but lacks the matching wheelwells of the 80-86. If changing to a different year, be aware of changes made to the tailgate hinges/latches/straps or cables. 80-82 uses a different tailgate than 83-86, and the 87-96 beds would need the matching gate, but there are 2 different types. I'm not sure of the exact year the change was made.
1980 F-150 300 I6, C6 & 9" rearend. Cummins 5.9L/ NV4500 5 speed swap in the works
1974 F100 Ranger XLT 390, C6 3.25 axle. Dad bought it new.
1983 Mazda RX7 1.1L Rotary.
1984 CRX 35 MPG go kart
1995 Mazda B2300 (undercover Ford)
All boxes 1980-1996 will be a direct bolt in swap.
Only 6 bolts holding it to the frame.
Bolts are most likelly rusted on, grind the heads off, remove bed, get rest of bolts off frame, replace with new ones. Really easy.
1990 Ford F250 4x4, ZF5, L/S 4.10, N/A 7.3L Diesel, 568,808km/377,497 miles, still on the original clutch!
1989 Ford F150 300-6, C6, 2.73, 152,000km/95,000 miles.
1987 Ford E350 26ft. Motorhome, N/A 6.9L Diesel, C6, 3.54, 289,000km/180,000 miles.
1985 Ford E350 Ext Van, 6.9L Diesel, C6, 4.11, 677,000km/425k miles
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