Can You Put a Standard Bed on a Short Bed Truck?

The answer is generally yes, but it depends on the size of the truck and what type of bed you are trying to install.

A standard bed is usually larger than a short bed, so the dimensions of the truck must be taken into consideration.

The first step in determining if you can install a standard bed on a short bed truck is to measure the dimensions of both beds. A standard bed typically measures 8 feet in length and 6 feet in width while a short bed will measure 6-6.5 feet in length and 5-5.5 feet in width. If your truck is small enough, then it should be able to accommodate a standard bed.

The second step is to determine if your truck has enough suspension, brakes, and axles that can handle the extra weight of the larger bed. The heavier weight will cause additional wear and tear on these components so it’s important to ensure that they are strong enough for the job.

The third step is to determine if your current suspension system can handle the additional length of the standard bed. If not, then you may need to modify or upgrade your suspension system before installing the new bed.

Finally, if all other criteria are met, then you should be able to install a standard bed on your shortbed truck with relative ease.

Conclusion: As long as all other criteria are met, it is possible to put a standard size bed on a shortbed truck by making sure that the dimensions of both beds are taken into consideration, that there is sufficient suspension and axles capable of handling the extra weight, and that any necessary modifications or upgrades have been made.

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Susan Delgado