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Old 10-18-2018, 07:45 AM
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Standard vs dually bed differences

Hey guys, beginning my search for an 8' dually 1st gen bed to use on my project and was curious...

Besides the holes for the over fenders, are there any differences between the standard and dually beds?

Any chance anyone has a side by side pic?

Just not sure if I can get a standard bed and add the dually sides to it or not without major surgery.

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Standard beds and dually beds are different.
The dually bed have a massive wheel well cut into the sides for the flairs and the inner liners.

Your words, "massive surgery"' come to mind. It could done, but a lot of metal cutting will be needed

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Thanks for the reply. I assumed as much. Why are the openings larger? Due to the wheels needing more room to move or would I be OK with the standard bed?

Probably a dumb question, but I just have nothing to compare against!
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They are bigger to fit the inner wheel well pieces, the dually tires and such.

Try googling "picture of 1st gen Dodge dually bed with no flairs" or the like.

Like I said you can use a standard bed, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO CUT IT MASSIVELY to get the dually flairs to fit and work.

Best to find a dually bed or install a flatbed.
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There is a southern 1st gen dually bed on NH CL for sale for $800 that looks decent.
It has no flairs on it but you can see the dually fender out line in the picture.
I see you are in Mass.. This might be worth checking out for you.

I am not connected with this bed for sale in any way, I just saw in on CL and figured it would at least show you a decent picture of it.
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I found this place was going to get them for my truck but decided to stay single wheel
hope itís ok to post this just something I found
://www.duallyfendersfiberglasstruck.com/
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