I think with the 1956 models. Studebaker added about three inches to the width of the bed along with the tailgate. As far as complete interchangeability, I can't answer. Maybe one of the old timers can answer . Also a side note, is it my imagination or are the wider tailgates a little heavier in construction ? Allowing for the added width, of course.
Posted on Jul 23, 2012, 12:18 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206