2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Ford's Optional Pickup Body Features Lockable Compartments
It features in-line automotive handles on the storage boxes, sealed-gas shocks to hold doors open, and eight big compartments including two that are long enough to hold fishing rods, guns or baseball bats. Four of the compartments have hinged doors and two have 8-in. high roll-out drawers. The side-opening compartments have adjustable lock-in-place shelves.
There are removable inserts to accommodate small parts such as nuts and bolts. All spaces are completely weather-stripped and have locks and hidden hinges for security.
The 8-ft. beds are designed for Ford F-250/350 pickups and the 9-ft. beds for F-350/450/550 models. Both beds are available in either regular cab, crew cab or Super Cab configurations.
Ladder racks, covers, and various trailer hitch options are available, as well as a gooseneck hitch ball or fifth wheel hitch.
The special bed adds $5,000 to $8,000 to the cost of a truck, depending on the dealer and pickup model.
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