#4916
V8 Staff
Keymaster

With the cab “in the ballpark”, the crew was eager to test fit the ’69 bed on the Lightning chassis. We knew the wheelbase of the Lightning was approximately 5 inches longer than the 1969 truck, so we anticipated a fitment issue there. The crew unbolted the ’69 bed and carried it into the Lightning chassis.

Once they set the ’69 bed on the Lightning chassis, it became obvious that some modifications would be needed to have it fitted properly. The Lightning frame kicks up approximately 3 to 4 inches, raising the bed far above its original orientation to the cab.