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Old 04-14-2009, 05:22 PM
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"The Wheelbase thread" newbie type question (all models covered)

Hi all - forgive the newbie type question as I'm sure this has been covered somewhere before, but both a search of here (73-79 forum), as well as the FAQ's came up with NOTHING (well nothing that dealt with my question) for my searches of both "wheelbase" and "wheel base". I then turned to google with the same luck. I can find the wheel bases as far back as 92-96 models - but nothing before

I was originally looking for the wheelbase on the short bed vs long bed supercab models, but for the sake of future visitors with the same type question - how about we list the wheel base of all the trucks 73-79.

How about some fill in the blank.

Standard cab short bed =
Standard cab long bed =
Supercab short bed =
Supercab longbed =
Super camper special =
Crew cab short bed =
Crew cab long bed =

I want to say my short bed crew is 155", but I need to go home and verify the vin tag before I know for sure.

my 1970 standard cab long bed says 131" - but I'm not sure if the bumpsides are the same as the dents.
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1973/79 F350 Super Camper & Trailer Specials: 140" wheelbase.

133" wheelbase for 8' bed Regular Cab 1973/79 F100/250's.

137" wheelbase for 8' bed Regular Cabs for 1973/79 F350's.

117" wheelbase for short bed Regular Cabs F100/150.

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Thanks Bill - I guess all it would have taken was a PM to you to get my answer, but this way it is here on the boards for everyone in the future

Also - I would have figured the wheel base was the same for the style of truck (like standard cab, long bed) though the F-100 to F-350 series, but it will be interesting to see where the differences are...
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I wish everyone that emails and P/M's me for part number info would post the question(s) in threads instead, so everyone can take advantage of the info.

I get OVER 100 P/M's and emails a week...and now about 10 more of those Visitors Messages.
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Standard cab short bed = 117
Standard cab long bed = 133
Supercab short bed = 139
Supercab longbed = 155
Super camper special = 140
Crew cab short bed = 150
Crew cab long bed = 166.5 / 167

F350 137" is for cab/chassis only. No styleside. With 9' stake/platform.
F350 161" is for cab/chassis with 12' stake/platform.
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I wish everyone that emails and P/M's me for part number info would post the question(s) in threads instead, so everyone can take advantage of the info.

I get OVER 100 P/M's and emails a week...and now about 10 more of those Visitors Messages.

Tell then PM's and email come with a price, a thread is free, and for all of FTE's members to read,.....PRICELESS!,.............................


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I had a queston to do with this. I did an search about wheelbases as well and this is one of few threads that was appliciable. I am interested in building a "dent side" SCLB 4x4. I may be able to source a 2wd complete truck that is wrecked in the front. I was wondering if i could use a frame from a 93-97 with the same cab bed comfiguration and the wheels would fit in the wheel wells properly? Also is the bed from a reg cab longbox the same dimensions including wheel well placement as the SCLB bed? And one last ? is the body mounts in the same place between the different model years of frames and, are the body mounts compatiable? thanks in advance.

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Can anyone answer next to each of these if they came on F100, F250 and F350? Also, next to each which ones came with 4x4? What about trim packages?

Standard cab short bed = 117
Standard cab long bed = 133
Supercab short bed = 139
Supercab longbed = 155
Super camper special = 140
Crew cab short bed = 150
Crew cab long bed = 166.5 / 167

So in other words, was there such a thing as an explorer package on a crew cab short bed? Was there a Ranger package on a super cab short bed? Was there a Ranger XLT package on the crew cab short bed 4x4? The combinations are mind-boggling.
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Crew cab long beds did NOT come in 4x4.

Supercab short beds did NOT come in 4x4.

Super camper specials did NOT come in 4x4.

I would think it is obvious, but just in case the above is for 73-79 ONLY!

Ok - easy part done. Someone else can deal with the trim packages, etc.
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I may be wrong, but I don't believe the XLT or Lariat packages were available on the Crew. I'm pretty sure I saw that in one of the old brochures somebody had linked here a day or two ago. In fact, I don't think the Ranger package was even available on them either.
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So in other words, was there such a thing as an explorer package on a crew cab short bed? Was there a Ranger package on a super cab short bed? Was there a Ranger XLT package on the crew cab short bed 4x4? The combinations are mind-boggling.
I have never seen the Explorer package on any model crewcab, don't think it was available. The Ranger package was available on all models except a crewcab and Bronco's.

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I may be wrong, but I don't believe the XLT or Lariat packages were available on the Crew. I'm pretty sure I saw that in one of the old brochures somebody had linked here a day or two ago. In fact, I don't think the Ranger package was even available on them either.
The only models on a crewcab, at least 78-79, were a Custom or a Ranger XLt, no Ranger or Lariat based crewcabs.
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Thanks, Ranger. I wasn't 100% sure on that. I couldn't recall seeing a Ranger CC, but I knew I'd never seen a Lariat.
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Is there a different in wheelbase on a 77 crew cab dually ?
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