That's cool, to bad it wasn't salvagable. How wide was the inside of the bed, about 3'?
yeah, maybe 3 and a half... it wasn't worth much for putting stuff in the back..although once I did have to trailer the shell of my camaro on a u - haul trailer with it.. that was kinda scary..
when my wife had it, she got ran into a few times from the back.. the hitch I had welded to the frame ( under the rear bumper) really helped in those situations.
In fact, she was driving it the day it was destroyed.. she was sitting at a light in traffic, when a dodge intrepid hit her at about 40.. my wife got pushed into two other cars who were also minding their own business.
my wife's head came through the rear glass, and the rear wall of the cab was bowed a bit too.. the bed cracked and tore in a bunch of spots, and the rear leafs were bent in a "U" shape.. thank god for the hitch, and tube bumper.. the intrepid needed a flatbed too..
what sucked was that at this point the ( replacement ) engine had only 20,000 miles on it, the tranny was new, and I had just replaced the front clip and hood.. I needed one more door, and then we were going to paint it.. ( the truck itself had well over 100K on the odometer)..
the damn insurance company ( not mine, the other peeps) wanted to give me squat for the truck saying it looked like a beater..I asked the guy - "how many cars have you built"? he says " none"..
I said " ok, let me explain - they're always different colors until you're done with 'em"..I then proceeded to light up his fax machine with receipts for everything I did to the truck, and pictures too..
so, long story short, I ended up getting a check for over two grand, which was well over their first offer, and over blue book too.
the wife ( and our dog) walked away unhurt..
if I ever find those pics, I'll post 'em up.
sorry for the story, I just tend to go off on tangents when I post..