Believe the wheelbase of the 66 is different than the 63. If you're going with the Styleside bed, probably should use the 64 bed to avoid having to make modifications to get the wheels in the right place.
That's what I understand. According to the "experts" the wheelbase was extended on the 65-66 models by 2-3 inches. I don't remember exactly and haven't had a chance to look back at previous posts. I had a chance to swap for a 66 long bed flairside bed and was told that the wheels in the wheel wells would be off. I don't have a 65-66 bed to measure. I do have a 64 shortbed I can measure.
My truck is a 2wd and the donor is also a 2wd. The beds look very close but the donor bed is an hour away so kinda hard for me to measure, does anyone have a 65 they can measure for me. My truck bed i believe is a 1960 f100 bed, the lines dont match up and i have those round tailights.Thanks
I am actually going to just buy the 65, so i will either part out the 63 or just sell the whole thing really cheap. I am going to pick it up the 65 this weekend so if anyone needs anything off the 63 or even better the whole thing just let me know i am in NC (CHARLOTTE)
This is the first thread that I recall reading that the 64-66 beds were different, and I have been coming here every day for over 10 years.
look in the classifieds for a post by camperspecial there was one by him i think, i asked if the bed off his truck would be in nice enough shape for me to put on my 63, but he explained that there are different wheel bases..
to the O.P. what is the condition of the truck it self... and what is the condition of the bed???
John, The OPs truck is a 63...so unless its a unibody then it would have the 57-60 style bed on it which as we all...or most/many know was used thru 66 on the 4WD trucks. The doublewall styleside bed was used 64-6...the single wall styleside bed was used on 63s as they were needing a fast replacement since the unibody was being phased out...
For more info, check out my galleries...gonna clear up some of the wheelbase confusion regarding 64s....adding another gallery...