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Question DC bed swap with an Xtra Cab?

I have seen a few people mod their beds to be shorter…. Just a question how realistic would it be to add a DC bed to an Xtra Cab? I really do not like the looks of a flat bed, but think it might look cool to have a “baby bed” from a DC on a xtra cab. Has anyone attempted this?
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snowchucker had a DC bed on his Xtracab if I remember correctly. Looked sharp.

I don't think the rear most body mount would be used anymore, and you could bob the frame.

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I have seen a few people mod their beds to be shorter…. Just a question how realistic would it be to add a DC bed to an Xtra Cab? I really do not like the looks of a flat bed, but think it might look cool to have a “baby bed” from a DC on a xtra cab. Has anyone attempted this?
How would the wheel wells line up. I would think to line up the wheel well with the wheels, you'd have to put the bed to the rear and you'd have a 1 ft space between the cab and bed.
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I have seen a few people mod their beds to be shorter…. Just a question how realistic would it be to add a DC bed to an Xtra Cab? I really do not like the looks of a flat bed, but think it might look cool to have a “baby bed” from a DC on a xtra cab. Has anyone attempted this?
You would have to put a "xtra cab" cab on a "regular cab" frame to use the "double cab" bed and make it work right - or shorten the frame between the back of the cab and front of the bed of an xtra cab frame.

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sounds like a ton of work.... not my bag of tea. I just thought it sounded like a neat idea for a swb. thanks for your input!
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You would have to shorten the wheelbase by moving the leaf spring mounts forward, going to a one-piece rear driveshaft, as well as other work.

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I have seen a few people mod their beds to be shorter…. Just a question how realistic would it be to add a DC bed to an Xtra Cab? I really do not like the looks of a flat bed, but think it might look cool to have a “baby bed” from a DC on a xtra cab. Has anyone attempted this?
Shorter wheelbases work great out on the trail.

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Shorter wheelbases work great out on the trail.

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Dude... I think that thing is fawkin' sweet. Who's truck is it? any write ups? I am just playing with ideas... Thanks for your input.
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Dude... I think that thing is fawkin' sweet. Who's truck is it? any write ups? I am just playing with ideas... Thanks for your input.
It's Chuck Gardella's truck. It's flatbedded now.

It's an older Toy frame. It was a project to reconstruct a Taco that was totalled in an accident.

You could definitely shorten your existing frame, others have done it with good results.

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