I had a '96 Ranger and my brother-in-law bought this '87 Toyota truck. This was back in 2011. He said, even though he loved the Toyota, it hurt his back by the time he got to work, about a 45 minute trip each day. So we traded trucks. Both are about in the same condition, same miles (a lot), so I thought it was a fair trade. Besides I love these old Toyotas.
It had a rusted through bed (single wall) and used ones were too far for me to go get, plus I was only going by the pictures these salvage yards sent me. So I bought a flat bed locally that was on another '87 Toyota. Here is the old bed after I took it off.
Here is the flat bed on the truck.
It was a direct bolt on, but I neglected to use rubber shims so there is some vibration. I need to raise the bed and put some in. I also want to put a hitch on the truck, and add another railing to raise the sides. I also thought I would add a hinge gate made out of round pipe and expanded metal. This summer I will add paint.
I still want to get another carburetor for the truck and maybe upgraded tires and wheels. Love this truck.