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Old 03-31-2020, 06:46 AM
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Having a heck of a time finding some vintage 2000 sheetmetal. Specifically a truck box 8ft for that era Dodge.

Anyone have any connections to someone down south, TX or out west?
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I see them on FaceBook Marketplace from time to time, a group of them usually from some chap that buys them from down south and brings them north.

Also, download the app BRZO for your phone. It's a great app that searches all of Craigslist and works really well.
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Originally Posted by frickstyle View Post
Having a heck of a time finding some vintage 2000 sheetmetal. Specifically a truck box 8ft for that era Dodge.

Anyone have any connections to someone down south, TX or out west?

There is a shortage of clean stuff down south. I had an employee smash a 2002 1500 chevy. Insurance wanted to fix it, I took their check and sold the wrecked truck "as is." Took a shot in the nose (grill/bumper/headlights/radiator/frame ends and of course the airbag). It ran/drove short distances fine (until it got warmed up/no radiator). I sold the whole truck on craiglist to a guy buying it just for the bed/tailgate! He said a clean bed/tailgate is $2000 so he bought it, planned on parting it and was going to fix it/put a wood stakebed on it and hopefully resell it for what he paid me ($2500).

Truck was 10+ years old at the time, I took the cash and the insurance check and bought a new one.
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most of the places i googled were in ohio by you guys, brand new take off beds by the lots just sitting
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Check on Car-Part.com most large suppliers will check multi state areas. LKQ corp. is throughout the US and will search the country for you.
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Also check with companies like Monroe and Ready truck parts, they sometimes have take off beds from vehicles they converted.
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Check on Car-Part.com most large suppliers will check multi state areas. LKQ corp. is throughout the US and will search the country for you.
LKQ was founded by a die hard go fast boat owner. His last was a 36 Apache (Bull Roar) and it was a tender for his 171 ft yacht Battered Bull.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/arti...ald-flynn-dies

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Also check with companies like Monroe and Ready truck parts, they sometimes have take off beds from vehicles they converted.
Note the OP was looking for 2000 vintage truck beds, not new ones.
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I just put a used 2nd gen 8" box on my '01 dodge dually........local junk yard had 2 of them .....didn't know they were rare.
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I looked pretty regularly for a used rust free bed for my 2007 2500HD Classic(sold it) and never found any that I thought were priced decent.
Search Eddies Rust Free Truck beds.
https://www.rustfreeautoparts.com/
https://dicksautoparts.com/c-649853-truck-beds.html
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