Bedside replacement

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by wretched73, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. wretched73

    wretched73 Member

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    The beautification of my truck has been going well the past 6 or 8 months, looking to keep the momentum going.

    Prices on rust free beds in NJ are typically high or I have to travel a long distance to pick one up.

    Has anyone replaced the full bedsides on their truck? I have a fleetside bed and was planning on keeping it that way. Curious how much work it is. From what I've read elsewhere, it does not seem like an incredibly hard job. I'm less inclined to do the patch because, again from what I've read, its more work in the end.

    Yet I also noticed that there are replacement bedsides for the NBS Sierras with 4 wheel steering that are fiberglass. Does anyone know if these will fit on a standard NBS fleetside steel bed? My truck will always have to live in the salt so my though is the fiberglass bedsides would be a better investment for the future.

    For the record, I have no plans to ever get rid of this truck
     
  2. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    the quadrasteer bed side will fit, just kinda funky looking unless you run a lof of offset like corny did.

    replacing them isnt terrible, just a lot of spot welds to drill. also if its like mine the inner fenderwell is rotted.

    Im replacing my complete bed when i go to do it.
     
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  3. wretched73

    wretched73 Member

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    If I didn't have the expensive Line-X, it would be a no brainer and I would replace it. BUt the Line-X is guaranteed for life and I can get it fixed for free whenever I want.

    The inner fenderwell on mine isn't too bad, and since it shouldn't affect the aesthetics, I'll just fix it.

    I'm going to price out steel and fiberglass bedsides and decide where I go from there.
     
  4. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    There were trucks that came with the composite fleetside beds. Not a quadrasteer or anything like that, looked exactly the same, just composite. Maybe see if you can find one of those.

    I've about given up on the rust with mine for the time being.
     
  5. wretched73

    wretched73 Member

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    I know exactly what you are talking about. I found a truck for sale with one of those beds but I was too late and he already sold it.

    GM invested a ton of money to make those beds and IIRC they only made them for ~2 years

    Edit: it was called the Pro-Tec bed and it was all composite
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019

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