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#1213852 - Wed Apr 19 2017 03:41 PM What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel
sstock Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 01 2013 12:14 PM
Posts: 449
Loc: Washington
I have all my body pieces stripped to bare metal. I have all original sheet metal and it is without rust. The question I have is the tail gate and front bed panel has quite a few dents and was wondering if any of you have purchased repopped bed parts and if so was it pretty straight or was there body work to be done on them too? I am not building a show piece but want it looking nice, and am looking at some labor intensive pieces there to get nice looking.
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#1213854 - Wed Apr 19 2017 04:54 PM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
kades51 Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Tue Mar 15 2016 09:59 AM
Posts: 74
Loc: Raymond, Mississippi
I bought the front panel and tailgate from LMC for my 51 3100. Both fit perfect.

'Labor intensive' is an understatement on the bed sides. The insides were no problem, cause it's all flat surface, but the outsides, under the rail and around the stake pockets, were really fun. But, they got done, and then you look back at it a week later, and say, that wasn't that bad.

Mike
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#1213908 - Wed Apr 19 2017 10:08 PM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
52Carl Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:27 PM
Posts: 4466
Loc: Virginia
Classicparts.com bed front and tailgate fit very well and look nice. The spotwelds look too neat compared to the originals, but I am not complaining about that.
Carl
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#1213931 - Thu Apr 20 2017 12:26 AM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
Fox Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 01 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 768
Loc: Breton, Alberta
My GMC tailgate fit very nicely, but I home built my box and can't verify that it would fit a stock bed perfectly. It was from Mar-K via a Canadian distributor. I'm extremely happy with it.
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#1214006 - Thu Apr 20 2017 02:55 PM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
bztguy Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 13 2010 11:49 PM
Posts: 243
Loc: Oregon, IL
I bought mine from Mar-K and they are fantastic.
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#1214096 - Fri Apr 21 2017 08:08 AM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
dgrinnan Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 13 2016 07:34 AM
Posts: 306
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I bought a replacement tailgate. It fit nice and I had to do nothing to it. It does have the dimples where it was spot welded and a lot of people like to fill and level them. I did not, if you look at the original they did not worry about that type of detail.
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#1214106 - Fri Apr 21 2017 09:44 AM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
sstock Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 01 2013 12:14 PM
Posts: 449
Loc: Washington
tHANKS GUYS FOR THE INFO, THINKING i AM GOING TO REPLACE THESE TWO PIECES
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#1214116 - Fri Apr 21 2017 10:53 AM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
Justhorsenround Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 21 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 3042
Loc: Central, Oklahoma
Mar-K has a bit higher prices but they are a member here and they provide quality products and good service.
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#1214158 - Fri Apr 21 2017 06:21 PM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: sstock]
Rugo Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 06 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 206
Loc: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
I will second the recommendation for Mar-K. I purchased an entire bed from Mar-K. My orignal bed had been used like a work truck. Would have been far to labor intensive to repair them. Everything looked like the orignal. All the panels fit perfectly. I would highly recommend them them to anybody that is thinking of purchasing new bed parts for an AD Truck.

Rugo
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#1214262 - Sat Apr 22 2017 06:48 PM Re: What are your thoughts on reproduction bedsides and tailgate /front panel [Re: Rugo]
Chev4t6 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 06 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 1068
Loc: New Hartford NY
Ditto on Mar-K....Great products, USA made, quality packaging, Stovebolt member and Stovebolt discounts and great fit....
Dan
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