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shelby16
    
F100 1971 truck length
I HAVE bought 1971 f100 short box truck I have no way to measure the length of the truck bumper to bumper. I need to tow it home and knowing the length will help me determine the trailer length required. Thanks for the help.
posted: March 15, 2016
 
     
 
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feeffie
    
I can't help with the overall length, but I believe the wheel base on a short bed is about 117". I have a '66 F-100 short bed and I know the WB is 115" and I believe the '67-'72 is 2" longer.
A trailer with a 12' or 14' bed can be used, but loading, weight distribution and being able to open a door has to be considered. I have used 16' bed trailers in the past, and for me, that would be the minimum.
I have a trailer with a 20' bed and it works great. I can load the truck where I want for weight distribution and not worry about things.
posted:  March 15, 2016
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