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Old 04-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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I want to make a body of a 2nd gen dodge ram quad cab long bed. Parma sells .03" polycarbonate bodies, but only a quad cab short bed or single cab long bed. My question is, is it possible to cut and switch truck beds to get what I want? Or is .03" poly not very easy to cut and rebuild?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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I cut down a 55 Chevy sedan pro mod body. you will have to do a exterior paint job and I backed the seam with scrap I cut out. body fill, sand and prime. the other option, this is a bed so there can be a gap between the bed and cab and it fact it would add some realism.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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Painting on the outside looks much more scale as well. Give it a shot.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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If I paint the outside, should I also add some kind of clear coat finish to prevent chipping? Or what would you recommend?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Even with clearcoat the first rollover or rub against a narrow rock alley will pretty much fubar any decent paintjob you had anyway.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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But if you paint the inside silver or copper it will look nice when scraped.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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Truck is going white. Just like my Cummins in theses pictures.

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It's going to be a while until I can get the bodies so I'll have plenty I time to think about it. Thanks for the feedback guys.

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Old 04-03-2013, 05:35 AM   #8
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paint the Inside of the body white and the outside so it doesn't show too much where the paint scratched and as the others said, buy both bodies and make a separate cab and bed from both and mount them on the truck. it'll take a little longer to remove the whole body, but very much Worth it IMO.
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