Duramax 3500 short bed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by corey4671, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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?
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    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.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    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.
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    ive never seem a shortbed dually
     
  5. jasontimm

    jasontimm LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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    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.
     
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    You need to get a picture of this.
     
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    it's special order option. not many out there.
     
  10. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    3500 HD short bed does not exist, that is unless you special order it...
     

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