Originally Posted by 97 Intl 4700
I WANT TO SWAP OUT THE BENT UP 5TH WHEEL HOT SHOT LOW PROFILE BED FOR ANOTHER GOOD USED ONE OR A NEW ONE. USED PREFERRED.
I can't help with bone yard parts. But assuming that truck has a 60" CA (cab to axle length), there are lots of choices for a new bed. Rescue the 5er hitch and the air ride parts from the junker to use in the new bed.
My favorite affordable tow body for hauling a fifth wheel trailer is the Knapheid Westerner Storage Body.
Note that most of the photos in that link show pickups with the bed replaced by a body. For pickups, you have to match the exact body to the brand of pickup, because CA varies from about 55" to about 58" or so for a pickup with an 8' bed. But for any cab and chassis truck, regardless of brand, all you need is the CA, which will be 60" or maybe 84". A bed for a 60" CA will fit any cab and chassis truck with a 60" CA, whether Ford, Chevy, Peterbilt, or your International. 60" CA is the shortest, and just slightly longer than a long-bed pickup. 84" CA is the next longer size, and very popular in the hot shot business. And some cab and chassis trucks have CA of 108" or longer. So ignore all those photos of pickups and think of the bed mounted on your chassis cab.
But of course you can put together a flatbed body with storages boxes under the bed and headache rack in front of the bed. You can probably find a dealer for flat beds in a larger town near you. Look in the yellow pages under "truck bodies".
Most expensive but really neat looking would be a hauler bed, such as a Herrin Hauler.
If your local truck body store doesn't have any hauler beds that you like, they can order a Herrin Hauler or a 1-800-Toolbox hauler bed or even a Western Hauler.
WESTERN HAULER - INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS
But hang onto your wallet. Those Western Hauler tow bodies look great but are not cheap.