Originally Posted by MDH33
That Blue bed with the side latch tailgate sure looks earlier than '85. I wish it was closer to take a look. It looks pretty clean.
If the bed came from a 2WD, it could be 1985. The 4WD trucks stopped getting double handles and outside hook in 1982, but it was hit or miss on 2WD up until 1985. The sheet metal detail does seem 84-88ish, although those beds should be double wall with bolt-in panels on the inside.