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Old 10-04-2010, 12:53 PM
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When I was shopping for my last truck I came very close to buying a Sprinter chassis cab (for the Mercedes Motor) and was getting it fitted with a UTE bed with flip-up sides.Very strongly thinking of sh!+ canning the factory bed that came on my 09 3500 SRW Chevy.They are so thin now that working construction with them now is more than they can take.Im surprised UTE beds have not caught on in the U.S. like they are in the rest of the world.People here care more about looks than preformance I guess.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:25 PM
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I am surprised as well. I guess they are just way too practical for the US market. The Ute Bed for your 3500 weighs less than 450 lbs. Of course the decking is only load rated for 3.5 tons and it doesn't have great big 4 inch side combings that you can cut a big hole in for your tail lights, etc... Yep, way too practical...

I should have the Mahindra Ute Bed offer done soon and I will post the offer in under a new heading.
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83 HiLux 4x4 long bed Ute
04 Ram 2500HD 4x4 5.9L Diesel crew cab long bed Ute
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the replies and info! Either of those set-ups are just what the doc ordered ;}. I wouldn't need or expect any special colors, just hope I can afford one, that is if this WHOLE deal comes to pass. I would love to see the OEM Mahindra color scheme scrap the black and the silver package and go with a Gunmetal/Graphite/Teflon metallic kind of option, with all the trim in black. Would be a sharp option; something to offset that gooney (read: so ugly, it's cuuuute!) styling of the cab & sheet metal in general. Black rally stripes up the hood & all. Anyway, looking forward to more news! P.S. - do you guys offer anything in the way of bull bumpers for up front, or as I also mentioned, what about steel rear bumpers for other tow options, pintles, winches, etc? Thanks!
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