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Username Post: 75 square body bed repair        (Topic#354131)
J C 
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11-29-18 12:32 PM - Post#2752806    

I've got a 75 1/2 PU. The right side (quarter panel) is in poor condition. Was thinking of getting a used bed. They are usually about $500.00 and still need some work. Aftermarket side panels are supposed to be available for approx $350. I googled replacing and looks like two welds to cut. bolts to undo. My question is, what connects the bed to the side panel. Doesn't look like a weld and the youtube video was vauge. This is a daily driver.

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Edited by J C on 11-29-18 12:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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11-29-18 03:58 PM - Post#2752826    
    In response to J C

While I'm not intimately familiar with the '75 Chevrolet P/U box, I'm assuming there would be a series of spot welds that hold the two panels together.

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11-29-18 07:29 PM - Post#2752842    
    In response to RAM_51

If I remember correctly, it is a bolt on bedside that just has a couple of tack welds where the bedside meets the floor/rear sill. I can’t attest to the quality of the aftermarket bedsides. You could probably find someone who has had some in storage in good shape for sale somewhere if you searched long enough.

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J C 
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11-30-18 09:25 AM - Post#2752900    
    In response to wagonman100

This helps. Yes, I also question the repop quality and I'm still looking for a good used box or at least the side I need. Fortunately I'm not in a big hurry. Don't drive it and not fixing it to show.

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