I think the 2nd gen beds look like shit on 1st gens.. the 3rd gens look ok but they are 3 inches too wide and require additional bobbing/hacking to fit the wheelbase on a 1st gen. I'm actually thinking about going the 3rd gen route myself, but just using the bed sides to wrap around the cage.
Stick with a first gen bed! I found a 1984 long bed on Craigslist for my toy and all I had to do was tow it home! yep someone made into a trailer! When it warms up its going on my 86 and Bobbed at the same time! It was a $75. score for me.
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