Chevy's 8 1/2 Foot Bed Longhorn Truck Hauls More Ass
Take a good look at this Chevy truck’s bed, if you can: six inches from the front of the bed, there’s a seam. That’s where the extra inches were welded on to make a Longhorn, America’s only 8 1/2 foot long production pickup. Why bother with six extra inches? To make room for one more Hooters girl, obviously.
Ford went a different route, with their new 1973 model Camper Special, which had a longer wheelbase, but still kept the eight foot bed by relocating the rear wheel wells further back. That opened up an opportunity, to store the spare tire in a large opening compartment on the side, just ahead of the rear wheel. You can see the bottom of the spare hanging out below the bed. A very elegant solution.
Ironically, Chevy stopped offering an extended wheelbase pickup in 1973, just as Ford got into it, handing that limited market to Ford. Now that F-350 CS would really be just the thing when I go to the quarry to haul gravel. Two yards instead of one!
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