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01-21-2005, 01:23 AM
Hey, my 53 doesn't have a bed on it yet, and it's on an oldsmobile frame. So, I need to know what to make the wheelbase for a shortbed when I cut the frame off for a nine and a fourlink. Also, how wide is the frame under the bed, and how high is it with relationship to the cab? thanks for the numbers guys.

01-21-2005, 08:30 PM
The wheelbase of the shortbeds was 112" The long beds were 122" I don't know what the frame width is but I could measure the one I have out back. I don't understand your question about height relationship to the cab tho.[?]

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01-21-2005, 09:32 PM
The Studebaker truck frame is flat except for a slight bump up over the rear axle. Unlike Brand X truck or car frames.

01-24-2005, 11:20 PM
The rear section of the frame (where the bed sits and up under the rear section of the cab) is approx. 41" wide. I measured the frame I have sitting out back today.[^]

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