I was looking at replacement parts for my bed, and realized that I do not have the origional bed on my '63 F-100 Custom Cab. It looks to be of another year, and I don't know exactly. How do I find out if it was origionally a Styleside or Stepside? I am not finding a warranty plate anywhere.
Here's a photo I found on the web that shows what your non-flareside bed would look like: http://paulstones.com/Images/mytruck.jpg
61-63 used the 'wrong' bed from the 57-60 trucks when you ordered a smooth side bed but not a 'unibody'. These were also standard on ALL 4x4s that didn't have stepside/flareside beds.
ok.. thanks for the feedback guys. from what i'm gathering so far, it really doesn't matter what it was, nor what it is as long as it fits, works, and looks sexy..... Would the origional sales receipt have info? I may have access to that... oh, and it looks like the door had been replaced, there is no warranty info anywhere on either door nor door frames... Jay
Last edited by jay3403; 04-02-2009 at 04:15 PM.
Reason: more info
jay3403: Why don't you send a photo of your truck? More than likely it has the 57-69 "wrong bed" which is the correct bed for that year truck, but it doesn't match the lines of the cab. You could replace it with a flare side bed if you really are offended by the "wrong bed". I have the same situation with my crew cab, but I've seen a couple of 63 "wrong beds" in a dark color recently (blue, black, etc) that's starting to grow on me.
Is your truck a short or longbed ??? If its a shortbed(114" wheelbase) it prolly was a flareside box and the aforementioned 57-66 wrong style bed wasnt offered on the trucks set up for the 6 1/2 foot beds...those were either flareside or unibody/integral cab trucks...how about integers for a nickname for them 61-3 1 piece wonders ??? LOL