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Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:47 pm
by olyelr
Nope, its not a power wagon. But i thought i would post this buildup here for anyone who might be interested.

https://forum.aev-conversions.com/showt ... hp?t=12153

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:22 am
by RAM4ROKS
That is freaking awesome!!!!!! I'll be following that build! I wish our trucks came as a regular cab shortbed!!!!

It's interesting where they cut the frame, looks like they cut it pretty much at mid cab? Is there a section there that is modular for cab length and bed length? (kind of like how AEV replaces the section of the JK frame that determines 2 vs 4 door with their own piece for the crew cab; are Rams similar???)

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:30 am
by olyelr
Theres actually a video they put together about this build. I will find it and post the link. It shows quite well how they shortened the frame. Basically cut the welds where the back half connects to front, slid out the longbed back half and then slid in a shortbed back half, welded it back up. Very slick. Looked factory.

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:32 am
by olyelr

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:49 am
by RAM4ROKS
Okay cool, that's what I figured! I didn't know our trucks were set up that way, that makes it a lot easier to build a clean (OEM looking) regular cab shortbed HD than I thought, VERY cool!!!! I look forward to seeing more of that build, looks like it'll be an awesome rig!!!!!!

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:27 pm
by olyelr
Its starting to look pretty wicked.

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:32 pm
by RAM4ROKS
That's a SICK rig!!!!!!!

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:11 am
by TwinStick
Any more updates on this ?

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:38 am
by olyelr
TwinStick wrote:Any more updates on this ?
Other than whats in the link I posted in the first post I'm not sure... thats the only place I have been following it.

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:03 pm
by 04Ram2500Hemi
I saw this truck in person today. It's pretty sweet!

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:20 pm
by Bill2014
TwinStick wrote:Any more updates on this ?
Yeah - it's not a Power Wagon :doh: lol

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:11 pm
by TwinStick
Well, we knew that. :lol:

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:34 pm
by Reloaderguy
I wonder is AEV can convert it to a long bed?

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:33 pm
by RustyPW
Reloaderguy wrote:I wonder is AEV can convert it to a 10ft long bed?
:rofl: Fixed it for you.

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:44 pm
by DamageWagon
I really wish they would do a 10' long bed


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Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 am
by TwinStick
Not sure of the demand for a 10' bed, but it certainly would corner the market ! :lol: That being said, they could probably use the same frame as the crew cabs for it, so no extra parts or tooling for the frame, just make a new bed. You might be on to something here ? :lol:

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:38 pm
by DamageWagon
If I wanted a regular cab work truck, I would want a 10' or 12' bed like the chassis cabs can get. Talk about a sweet flatbed model!


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Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:54 pm
by RustyPW
That picture I posted. Here's a link to the article.

http://www.trucktrend.com/cool-trucks/0 ... -5500-bft/

Re: Regular cab shortbox diesel

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:15 am
by TwinStick
I remember that article now. BFT---Big Fucking Truck !