So, I’ve had an idea in my head for quite some time. And up until now I really didn’t know if it was possible, or worse yet, if I could pull it off. The idea was to swap or install a steel bed floor where a wood bed once was. The idea came to me because I’m very rough with my things and tend to abuse them more than the average Joe.

When John from Deuces Wild Hotrods & Customs asked me what I was going to do with the bed floor, I pitched him the idea. His face lit up because I think he’d wanted to do the same thing on a pickup. We brainstormed on how to accomplish such a task and came up with a simple answer – LMC Truck.

LMC has several different steel beds that replace the factory ’73-87 Chevy bed floors and practically slip right into place. For my application I used part number 38-9566-T for a shortbed truck. When I say it almost slipped into the factory bed, I wasn’t kidding. The LMC floor is so close, all I did was trim it in a few spots to make it fit.

The only issue I ran into was the wheel well openings were off on one side by 6-8 inches, but my wide 285/35/R18 Nitto tires fit with no problems. Since I was also planning to raise the bed floor to clear my C-notch, the wheel well opening was not an issue. Note, if you don’t plan on raising the bed floor, everything should still fit. Since this truck is being built for autocross, adding weight is probably not the best idea, but we are adding the weight in the back where we need it. Besides, I want to use the truck for just that – a “truck.”

SOURCE
Deuces Wild Hot Rods
Fillmore
CA
805-524-5724
http://www.deuceswildhotrodsinc.
com
LMC Truck
15450 W. 108th Street
Lenexa
KS  66219
800-562-8782
http://www.lmctruck.com
Miller Electric
1635 W. Spencer Street
Appleton
WI  54912
920-734-9821
http://www.millerwelds.com
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