I'm working on a 26 roadster pickup project that I inherited. I dont know much about where the car or parts came from. Today while attempting to start putting the pickup bed together, I ran into something odd. This bed is 48 inches long, and not 53 like it should be. The metal strips, as you can see are too long. Did they make a Model T with a short bed? or do I have something completely different, or custom?
From the stamped in pattern on the sides, I would say someone did a high quality trim job.
I like it. Scott
You have a custom short bed now!
The stock are longer, but that shorty is sure neat!
Reg. stock length.
If you wish to get it right, now is the time to do it. '26 beds show up all the time, both early and late. Don't waste your time.
That's an awesome bed! I would have no problem using it. Great unique touch. If you decide not to, I'm sure you would have no problem finding someone who would trade straight across for an unmodified one. That would work well with an enclosed cab truck conversion.
I'm pretty sure i'm going to use it. Wouldn't be too hard to shorten the rails. I'm really just trying to figure out how it got to be so short. After some googling I've seen some places that make 48inch beds for the Model A. But I cant find anything that says Model A's came with a short bed or not. Is it possible I have a Model A short bed?
No, the Model A bed is quite different.
There are soeme that might argure that both the 48 and the 53 are short beds. One is just shorter than the other.
This bed mode is too short£¬It does not fit.https://www.sunrisingbed.com/
It was probably shortened for someone's bucket T hotrod project a long time ago.
Seems that someone went to a lot of work to just shave five inches off it.