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2wd long bed vs short bed, how do they differ driving?

sgtsandman

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How do you mean cover? As in camper shell or tonneau cover?

A tonneau is in the plans, but not something I have to have. What I'd like is made for 93+ long beds I've just got to compare dimensions and see if it would fit the 83-92 long beds. If it comes down to it, I'll build my own.
Yes, as in a tonneau or camper shell. Bed racks could an issue as well if you are thinking about going that route. Anything dependent on bed size for sizing.
 


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@stmitch having followed.the work you did on your truck back in the day, your opinion carries a lot. That said it's about 99.9% decided that I'm going to build this as the long bed, dual tank truck that it is. Having considered what I want out of it I don't think the long bed will be detrimental. Perhaps not ideal for handling, but I think still well within acceptable. As for the tank layout on the dual tanks, it has the factory saddle tank (17 gallons?) and the aux tank is 13 gallons located behind the rear axle. Perhaps not ideal, but I think I'll manage. Worst case if I want to play I'll run one of the tanks nearly empty to adjust weight distribution, or find the right place I can add some removable weight plates. That latter part was already being considered. A long bed truck is also where the memories are, so there's a sentimental element to it as well.
Not a bad plan at all
 

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