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Old 05-28-2020, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default '28-'29 Pickup cab to bed gap

If I could ask a favor. -- On a '28-29 pickup with original cab and bed locations, how wide is the gap between the back of the cab and bed, measured at the top of the bed panel? Thanks,

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Old 05-29-2020, 12:16 AM   #2
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Bob,
I get a measurment of about 3/8" to 7/16" on the one I have that is straight. This is measured at the center of the bed panel to a flat spot on the rear center of the cab.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:39 AM   #3
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My bed is off right now, but that sounds about right to me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:20 AM   #4
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If I could ask a favor. -- On a '28-29 pickup with original cab and bed locations, how wide is the gap between the back of the cab and bed, measured at the top of the bed panel? Thanks,Bob
Bob, the important measurement you need is the spacing at the vertical join-strips for the rear/side cab panels and the pickup front panel. The cab and pickup bodies are located via the body bolts. Consequently, spacing is not adjustable.


Sorry, I only have an AA express (similar to the pickup body). My express has 1/8" spacing at one join-strip and 3/8" at the other join-strip. Original spacing would have been equal.
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My early '29 is 3/4" between the bed and back body panel. Note that an early '28 OCPU with the integral subframe for body and bed will have a shorter distance between the two.
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Thanks to everyone for the input. I know a question about the cab/bed gap may seem odd, but I fabricated my A frame from scratch and am trying to get the bed location as accurate as possible relative to the cab. With acknowledgement that this section of the forum isn't for hot rods, a photo may better illustrate what I'm working with so here you go. Nostalgia style build powered by a '42 Mercury V8.
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If you haven't seen this, it may be of some help for you.
http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...ram1928-31.pdf
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