I didn't think they made crew cabs in 1998. I thought they started in 2000. I also thought the crew cab bed was shorter than the king cab. I don't know about the long bed version of the crew cab, but I thought those started when they changed the front end in 2001.Hello. I have a 98 Crew Cab XE 4x4 that has a rusty bed. Local mechanic said that the bed was to far gone to fix, and suggested looking for a new bed for it. I found a 98 bed of a King Cab. I know it's shorter, but could it work? Thanks for the help.