Yes a short bed for a tribute to the 77-78 "sport trucks" but in general an extended cab with an 8'-0" bed would be a nice addition to the line up.The short bed works better for a Lil' Red Express, but a 8 footer would be more useful if you were really working the truck.
I did see that Mr. Norm had a Lil' Red Express edition available back in 2009/2010. That was his creation thou, not a direct factory effort.
I agree with you, that with out the step side and exposed exhaust stacks, something is lost.
Have you thought about how LONGGGGG that truck would be? No thanks.1.) Needs to be a step side
2.) the stacks do not belong inside the bed.
It is cool though.
The problem I have with ram is, you can not get the extended cab and an 8'-0" bed. The only truck you can get an 8'-0" bed on is a work truck....