1969 F-250 Shortened Bed Is One Very Cool Conversion

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While trolling the Internet for our next ‘new’ Ford truck, we found this interesting gem: a 1969 F-250 regular cab with a short bed. Wait, what?

We’re always on the lookout for the next truck we could use for a project or just to own, so we occasionally browse auction and sales sites like Classic Cars or eBay. This particular 1969 Ford F-250 caught our eyes on the Hemmings site, because we haven’t seen many short bed versions of this old Ranger body.

Turns out, though, this one was made into one by chopping off 25-inches from the frame and bed. It’s not a bad conversion with reinforcing at the welds on the frame, though you can see right where they welded the bed back together. All of that effort to do the conversion and they don’t cover up the cutline just for the “patina” look. It also looks a little odd from the side as the rear wheels are now further forward. Though, that extra rear length on the bed does allow for the use of a full step bumper that wraps around the body.

Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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