Can You Make a Long Bed Truck a Short Bed?

A long bed truck is a great option if you need the extra cargo space. But not everyone needs all that extra room, and if you don’t, you may be wondering if it’s possible to make a long bed truck into a short bed truck. The answer is yes, but there are some things to consider before doing so.

The first thing to think about is whether or not your vehicle is capable of being converted. Some vehicles are built with a longer frame than others, so it may not be possible to shorten it.

If your vehicle does have the capability of being shortened, however, then you’ll need to decide how much of the frame needs to be removed in order for it to become a short bed truck. You’ll also need to consider whether or not you want to customize the frame or just buy an aftermarket kit.

The next step is to determine what parts and materials are needed for the conversion. This includes things like supports and reinforcements for the frame, as well as any necessary wiring or electrical components that will be required. You’ll also need to purchase any additional parts that will be needed for the conversion such as headlights, taillights, bumpers, and other accessories.

Once all of the necessary parts have been acquired, then it’s time for the actual conversion process. This typically involves taking apart the existing frame and removing any components that are no longer needed in order for it to become a short bed truck.

Then new supports and reinforcements must be installed in order for the new frame pieces to fit securely together. Depending on how much customization has been done, this process could take several hours.


In conclusion, while it is possible to make a long bed truck into a short bed truck, there are several factors that must be taken into account before attempting this conversion process. It’s important to determine if your vehicle is capable of being shortened first and then acquire all of the necessary parts and materials before beginning work on the actual conversion process itself.

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James Gardner