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I have a 97 F350 chassis in my yard I am thinking about building and I want to convert it to a dually. I know where a good bed is real cheap. The bed floor is in great shape. But the area around the wheel wells is rusted. Not a big deal considering I am cutting that away any way. I also have a friend with brand new Ford flares for that model year. So I can have this bed done for a very reasonable amount. Is cutting the wheel wells all there is to this? Are there any structural issues I should be aware of? I have looked at my 95 ford dually and it looks pretty cut and dry. I want to make sure I am not missing anything though. Have any of you done this before?
 

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It's a little late but if you haven't found out, the dually fenders just bolt on the outside.
 

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I found out the SRW and the DRW beds are very different. I cannot simply bolt a set of flares to a SRW bed like I thought I could.
 

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I did this on a 1977 chevy. Just held the fender up and marked it and cut the wheel wells and drilled the bolt holes.
 

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I bet the steel thickness of the old Chevy bed wall was a lot thicker. The Ford I am working with has reinforcement for the dually beds.
 

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I have pictures on my other computer, but I used the piece that covered the gap between the two bed panels to lay it out. How are they that different? I know they sell kits to put duals on any truck.
 

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Some one sent me some photographs of a DRW bed they had torn down. I wish I could find them because I would post them. That would be easier than trying to explain it. The area the flare bolts to is different and is reinforced quite a bit.
 
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