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Old 02-25-2008, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RNOVRIT
Cool, thanks! My current truck is a long-bed crewcab with a 167 wheelbase. I guess I would either need to chop 34" off the back and re-configure the curve of the frame or find a new frame to do that. Chopping the center out to shorten it is a big no-no. What is the wheel base of a supercab long-bed compared to the crewcabs? I'm just trying to picture things like parking-ability and turning radius. I live near San Francisco and full size longbed crewcabs aren't the most fun to navigate through these parts. Lifted 4x4 makes it even worse.
A supercab longbed is 155" and is quite easily shortened to 150" and they are a very strong frame in the 250/350s . My supercab shortbed 4x4 started as a 155" wheelbase and was shortened. made my cut/weld at the centre of the front spring hanger of the rear axle. This allowed for the hanger bolts to be attached to both ends of the frame rail and use the old section of frame as my inner reinforce plate.

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