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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    I kinda like the composite idea and think they should be standard on the upcoming truck line if possible. What a great selling point to launch a new product with.. If they'd market it that is. I'd much prefer something that can take a beating and not get dented up in the process.... that is, if it truly is as durable as the standard sheet metal design. If not I guess I'd pass. Not to mention the rust issue we have in the midwest. That tail gate is awesome by the way!! Very nice truck..

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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    They're a great idea, fwiw the Falcon Ute has featured a poly tub since 1999.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FG-FALCON-XR-...s#ht_572wt_821

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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    The Toyota Tacoma is the only true pickup truck with a composite bed. Toyota had a few problems initially with it due to the different expansion/contraction properties. It may happen one day, but I don't see a composite bed in a full-size truck for a while.

    I think a composite bed for a full-size truck is a hard sell. Not that it's a bad idea, it's just that a "truck" is supposed to be made of "steel".

    The Honda Ridgeline and Chevy Avalanche also have composite beds.
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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzin90 View Post
    The Toyota Tacoma is the only true pickup truck with a composite bed. Toyota had a few problems initially with it due to the different expansion/contraction properties. It may happen one day, but I don't see a composite bed in a full-size truck for a while.

    I think a composite bed for a full-size truck is a hard sell. Not that it's a bad idea, it's just that a "truck" is supposed to be made of "steel".

    The Honda Ridgeline and Chevy Avalanche also have composite beds.
    The Ranger step-side was composite too. I don't think the S-10 or Sonoma step-sides were, but I'm not sure.
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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    I have One Of These TRUCK BED and/or BOXES which ever you would like to call it. made from protec on my 2002 chevy Silverado 1500 z71 4x4. ill take on any load that those with steel beds will take on and when your bed is rusted and weak mine will have nice paint and be strong as day one 13 years later! also the typical chevy Silverado tail gate assembly will break soon after NEW. This one still as operable as new

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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    I have one of these. 16 years old and still looks and functions great.

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    Re: Where did the composite truck bed go?

    My brother-in-law bought 1 for hauling wood and going camping. He had a 30 some foot camper and he loved that bed.

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