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Cracked the back of my bed

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chesterlawn, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn Member
    Messages: 87

    I have a 1999 z71,I guess when I was backing up I hit a pile of snow pretty hard.The back of my bed, behind the rear tire cracked. How do I fix that , I think the beds are plastic?
  2. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

  3. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Prolly found some bondo work done to his truck.
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    bed damage

    i don't think they had composite bed's in 99 if it looks like plastic might be a bed liner .otherwise you might be able to carefully weld it with .023 high strength mig wire ,but look underneath for other damage . :salute:
  5. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Should be 100% metal

    photo would help..
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    If it looks cracked I would agree you must have found a big chunk of body filler or bondo on your truck
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I was going to say congratulations but it was the wrong bed you cracked.
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
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  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is it a step side? If so then the sides are composite and fixable. It's repaired just like fiberglass. Vee the cracks out, glass over and behind it (if there's access) and continue with normal body work.
  10. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I am not sure what year is was but gm did offer a plastic box for a fleetside. It was suppose to be more forgiving than the steel beds. And the stepsides and dually trucks have a plastic box sides.

    Just found it. GM called it the pro-tec box. They say it is made of a composite material. Lighter than steel. I am not sure how many years this was offered.