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bugo
Journeyman

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From: Arkansas
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 04-16-2006 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bugo        Reply w/Quote
What is the story of the wide beds of the non-unibody 61 Ford trucks? They looked like the 57-60 beds, and look "wrong". The first time I saw one, I thought somebody took a 57-60 bed and put it on a 61 truck. When was the last year for these odd beds?

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-16-2006 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
Bugo,

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but you may get some help to your question from these guys....

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=40

They've always been helpful to me with my questions on my '65 F100.

Good Luck!
Ryan

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hwyman3
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posted 04-16-2006 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
When Ford first tried the unibody pickups, it didn't work too well (that's why the Avalanche and Ridgeline have the cab extentions over the beds). For a quick fix, Ford started putting the old beds on the new trucks.

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bugo
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From: Arkansas
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posted 04-16-2006 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bugo        Reply w/Quote
That makes perfect sense. Thanks!

DidgeyTrucker
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posted 04-21-2006 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
Ford didn't have wide bed tooling ready to match the new 1961 cabs so when the unibody trucks started having (door closing/opening) problems Ford used the 1957-1960 beds through 1963. The first year for matching wide beds was 1964. Long wheelbase 4x4's used the '57/'60 beds through 1966, though.

Tracy

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