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Old 04-20-2018, 09:20 AM
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65 bed sides on newer bed

I知 looking for pics/info/suggestions/comments on putting slick sides on a newer bed. I found a pic in another thread that showed the finish product, so it can be done. The bed floor of my 65 is shot. There is also rust on the inner side panels where the floor meets. I am going to pick up a 96 bed this weekend and I知 looking at 2 options: 1. Put 65 sides on new bed. 2. Use entire 96 bed floor and attach the rest or 65 bed parts to it, welding in patch panels where the inner sides are rusted through. I値l know more when I have the newer bed and can take measurements to see how the 65 sides will line up.

 
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:25 AM
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I'm sure it can be done but I don't see how it can be easy. The newer beds are doublle wall for the full side, the '65 bed is only double on the lower portion. Wheel opening locations are likely different. Total length on a '65 short bed and a newer short bed aren't the same.
I'd look at using the floor from the newer bed to repair yours, seems like an easier job.
 
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I'm sure it can be done but I don't see how it can be easy. The newer beds are doublle wall for the full side, the '65 bed is only double on the lower portion. Wheel opening locations are likely different. Total length on a '65 short bed and a newer short bed aren't the same.
I'd look at using the floor from the newer bed to repair yours, seems like an easier job.

Mine is LWB. Based on dimensions I致e found online, overall inside dimensions are very close. I think my biggest challenges will be bracing the sides to the new bed once the old inner wall is removed and making the rear post work. On the picture I found it looks like they used the new rear post. It looks to me like it would be easier to use the old. I値l know more tomorrow when I get the new one home and can put a tape on it.
 
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I’m looking for pics/info/suggestions/comments on putting slick sides on a newer bed. I found a pic in another thread that showed the finish product, so it can be done. The bed floor of my 65 is shot. There is also rust on the inner side panels where the floor meets. I am going to pick up a 96 bed this weekend and I’m looking at 2 options: 1. Put 65 sides on new bed. 2. Use entire 96 bed floor and attach the rest or 65 bed parts to it, welding in patch panels where the inner sides are rusted through. I’ll know more when I have the newer bed and can take measurements to see how the 65 sides will line up.

THREE different Styleside beds. Is your '65 2WD or 4WD or an F350?

Pic: 1964/66 F100/250 2WD & 1966 F100 4WD with short/long Styleside beds. The tool compartment was an option that most of these trucks did not have.

Notice the quarter panels (bed sides) included the wheel wells.






 
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I知 looking for pics/info/suggestions/comments on putting slick sides on a newer bed. I found a pic in another thread that showed the finish product, so it can be done. The bed floor of my 65 is shot. There is also rust on the inner side panels where the floor meets. I am going to pick up a 96 bed this weekend and I知 looking at 2 options: 1. Put 65 sides on new bed. 2. Use entire 96 bed floor and attach the rest or 65 bed parts to it, welding in patch panels where the inner sides are rusted through. I値l know more when I have the newer bed and can take measurements to see how the 65 sides will line up.

I would be interested in seeing how this turns out. But you do realize that there are only two pieces to these 65 bed sides. The inner sides that are rusted out are part of the top outer part of the bedside. The lower part on the outside is spot welded to that piece.

 
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I would be interested in seeing how this turns out. But you do realize that there are only two pieces to these 65 bed sides. The inner sides that are rusted out are part of the top outer part of the bedside.

The lower part on the outside is spot welded to that piece.

See parts catalog pic that I just edited into post #5.
 
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THREE different Styleside beds. Is your '65 2WD or 4WD or an F350?

Pic: 1964/66 F100/250 2WD & 1966 F100 4WD with short/long Styleside beds. The tool compartment was an option that most of these trucks did not have.

Notice the quarter panels (bed sides) included the wheel wells.






Mine is a 65 F100 2wd lwb. I understand that the wheel wells are part of the bedsides. If I go the swap bedsides route, the wheel wells would come out with the inner bed walls. I will cut the inner walls out leaving the lip where the outer fender is spot welded.
 
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I think something like this would be a better option. It isn't rust free but it's not that bad, on the top side anyway. And it is reasonably priced although it is probably a days round trip from where you are. Search Results
Sorry for some reason the link didn't post. Try Baker Truck Parts, Greenville SC. 877-266-2676 / 864-277-9479. Long bed with tailgate $500.
 
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There is a member here who has a '64 with a newer Chevy bed and the '64 sides installed on it. The current owner didn't do the work, I looked at the truck in person and it was done so well I had no idea until my buddy who is a body man noticed the newer inner bed. Below is the link to his intro of the truck, but there are not good photos of the bed.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...-my-truck.html
 
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I got the 渡ew bed home Saturday, and the dimensions are very close. The biggest difference I致e found is the wheel well is about 3/4 farther back in the new bed. I got the old bedsides off and the bed floor removed. I知 trying to post some pics put they upload too big.
 
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