My dad and I are in the process of resurrecting my grandads old 1950 Dodge B series. What I do know is it has a 4 speed, 116 wheel base and overload springs. I believe that makes it a 3/4 ton? So my question is......Did the long beds have a different box width than the shortbeds? The bed with on the longbed I have is around 54-55". I picked up a B-series high side short bed and the width of the box measures about 49-50". Another question is was the axle the same width regardless of the bed widths? We're the frame widths between the 1/2t and 3/4t different widths as well? Anyone with any knowledge of these trucks would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to modify the long bed frame to accept a shortbed. The bed on the truck is pretty beat up and I think the shortbed would look better.