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ddub
03-10-2016, 06:31 PM
I have seen several of these and they look good to me. I have the Dodge short bed now, what years Ranger bed will work?

Milaca
03-10-2016, 07:50 PM
Stay true to your Champ's heritage....install a Dodge Dakota bed. ;)

63t-cab
03-10-2016, 09:06 PM
Right, and that way You may not have to take 4"s out of the center :ohmy:


Stay true to your Champ's heritage....install a Dodge Dakota bed. ;)

ddub
03-10-2016, 11:58 PM
Stay true to your Champ's heritage....install a Dodge Dakota bed. ;)


Strangely enough, I have an '06 Dakota, doesn't look like a good fit:(

candbstudebakers
03-11-2016, 01:12 AM
I have an 08 big Dodge and sure would like to have the engine from it more than the bed, 350 Hemi.

48skyliner
03-11-2016, 02:08 AM
Anything you adapt will require some fabrication. Why not just build something more versatile, like I did on my Ford Van chassis? Building things out of steel tubing is not exactly rocket science. The corners are cut off because it is also a tow truck, and you don't have to build the tool boxes - just a simple flat bed with removable side panels is a lot more versatile than a pickup box. I used some chrome wire shelves for the side panels.

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JRoberts
03-11-2016, 06:57 AM
I too have seen the ranger beds on Champs. I assume you mead the "Flareside" bed. I really like the look. I believe the Flareside bed came out mid-1993 on the new Splash models. By 1995 the Flareside was available on non-Splash models. Originally it came only on the standard cab but eventually was available on the extended cab as well. Now, I do not know if the Flareside beds were longer on the standard bed than the extended cab.

Dan Timberlake
03-11-2016, 08:02 AM
Anything you adapt will require some fabrication. Why not just build something more versatile, like I did on my Ford Van chassis? Building things out of steel tubing is not exactly rocket science. The corners are cut off because it is also a tow truck, and you don't have to build the tool boxes - just a simple flat bed with removable side panels is a lot more versatile than a pickup box. I used some chrome wire shelves for the side panels.

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Mighty nice.

Like the Frenched tail lights !! (Despite being A little lacking in side visibility)

kurtruk
03-11-2016, 11:43 PM
I like this one: Stepside Dodge fenders on a Stude bed.

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Studebaker Wheel
03-11-2016, 11:48 PM
Studebaker sold new Champ truck(s) with Ford beds and even Willys. Carried the story with photos in my Almanac column in TW some years ago.