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corey4671
01-14-2010, 09:49 PM
My dad (65) is looking for a "new" truck. His 93 F350 caught fire and burned and he's in need of a truck for the farm. Hauling hay, cattle, tractors etc. He SWEARS he's seen 3500 Chevy/GMC's both dually and single wheels that have the short bed. He wants an extended cab but doesn't want the long bed. Claims it's too long. I'm pretty sure the short bed is not an option on the 3500's but I can't make him see it. I've found an 04 Chevy ext cab dually 4x4 with 77k miles for $20k. He has let some good trucks get away looking for this what I think is a non exisitant truck. SO, does it exist?

TXNSLighting
01-14-2010, 10:05 PM
Ya know, i dont think ive ever really looked for or seen a 1 ton chevy short bed..I know you cant get a dually short bed in them.

bob
01-14-2010, 10:07 PM
GM/Chevy 3500HD's are available with single rear wheels. I've never seen a 3500HD short bed. Go on GM's website & try to build one.

STIHL GUY
01-14-2010, 10:43 PM
ive never seem a shortbed dually

jasontimm
01-14-2010, 10:53 PM
i have, a local contractor has one in a 2008, crew cab short bed dually, i had to look twice, but have since seen it several times. special order from chevy.

corey4671
01-15-2010, 12:04 AM
per the Chevrolet website the ONLY option for the 3500HD is the Long bed with the one exception of a special order with the 6.5 ft bed but that is ONLY available on trucks with the LTZ trim level which is ALL the bells and whistles. I love it when I'm right and the old fart is wrong :D

corey4671
01-15-2010, 12:06 AM
although I did learn something I was unaware of. there are THREE bed configurations. What I have always called a short bed (6.5ft) is now actually the STANDARD bed. the short bed is about 6 inches shorter and then of course the full 8 ft bed.

TXNSLighting
01-15-2010, 11:58 AM
i have, a local contractor has one in a 2008, crew cab short bed dually, i had to look twice, but have since seen it several times. special order from chevy.

You need to get a picture of this.

corey4671
01-15-2010, 12:23 PM
You need to get a picture of this.

it's special order option. not many out there.

WGLandscapeMaintenance
01-16-2010, 12:27 AM
3500 HD short bed does not exist, that is unless you special order it...

Cummins343
01-16-2010, 12:40 AM
someone from our FD just went out and bought a brand new 3500 duramax dually! It is one sharp looking truck! He uses it to haul a 5th wheel trailer.

WGLandscapeMaintenance
01-16-2010, 12:41 AM
^They're damn nice.

let lawn care
01-16-2010, 12:46 AM
It sounds like you are looking for a GM product but if a crew cab Ford with a short bed would work look at Gary Force Toyota.com. i noticed you live in Tenn. Bowling Green Ky. may be close to you.
Gary Force Toyota has a white F350 4x4 that looks really nice.

Junior M
01-16-2010, 12:51 AM
the county here has a like 08 F350 crew cab short bed 2wd

There used to be an 06 F350 Lariat crew cab short bed 4wd running around.. One goofy ass lookin truck, thats for sure!

AdamChrap
01-16-2010, 02:30 PM
You can convert a single rear wheel truck to duals for about under $1000. Check out a gm truck specific forum. I have seen guys do it over at Cumminsforum a few times. Dodge mega cab short bed 3500 came with duals :)

corey4671
01-16-2010, 03:00 PM
You can convert a single rear wheel truck to duals for about under $1000. Check out a gm truck specific forum. I have seen guys do it over at Cumminsforum a few times. Dodge mega cab short bed 3500 came with duals :)

is the GVWR the same with SRW as it is with DRW? He doesn't want a dually pickup bed because he claims he'll just tear the fenders off of it. I swear he's about as finicky as any woman I've ever met

rcslawncare
01-16-2010, 04:03 PM
i have, a local contractor has one in a 2008, crew cab short bed dually, i had to look twice, but have since seen it several times. special order from chevy.

Get a picture of it. Id be very interested in seeing it.

AdamChrap
01-16-2010, 04:46 PM
is the GVWR the same with SRW as it is with DRW? He doesn't want a dually pickup bed because he claims he'll just tear the fenders off of it. I swear he's about as finicky as any woman I've ever met

DRW gives you slightly higher I don't know how much. The Ram Mega Cab DRW have very small fenders compared to most DRW

http://www.leasetrader.com/photos/actual106735/640x480/2006-Dodge-Ram-3500-Laramie-Mega-Cab-White.jpeg

AdamChrap
01-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Found these

Ramairfreak98ss
01-18-2010, 11:01 AM
ive never seem a shortbed dually

Ford makes them... not sure why honestly though, we have an 06 crew cab, works but i always wish i had the extra foot of bed space honestly. It would come in handy in so many ways, plus your back wheels/axle are so darn close to the cab, "empty" it rides like a sob in the back seat.

ProTouch Groundscapes
01-18-2010, 03:00 PM
ya ive seen ford short bed (6.5') duallys

corey4671
01-18-2010, 11:43 PM
ya ive seen ford short bed (6.5') duallys

note the original post. we're talking about a GM short bed dually. I know the ford and the dodge exists

ProTouch Groundscapes
01-19-2010, 05:19 PM
i know, i was agreeing to the guy before me. I have not seen any Gm variants.