where are you located that they can get 1000 for a stepside bed? I have sent 2 almost perfect beds to the scrap yard in the last 3 months because I couldnt sell them (had them on craigslist for 300, then 200, then 100, then scrapped them).
To each their own, but I would never buy a stepside truck. If my truck ever got smashed, I'd make a hick ass wood flatbed for it before I put a stepside on it, even if it was free. I guess it just kind of pisses me off how the look of the truck is not smooth with a step side. The hard indents of the step parts and the rubber pads there on the bed kinda stick out like a sore thumb to me.
i have a stepside with metal step shavers and raised bed floor with storage underneath and i love it but i cant body my truck with it because i have to raise the fenders. so if anyone wants a nice bed ill trade it for a fleetside