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Grilles for 1934, 35, and 36 GM trucks


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#423391 - Sun Jun 15 2008 01:12 AM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: David Sr]
32fire2 Offline
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i remember my dads early 60s chevy trucks they had wood beds painted black it would wear off in 2 or 3 years from use
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#423689 - Mon Jun 16 2008 07:57 AM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: 32fire2]
Denny Graham Offline
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#425037 - Fri Jun 20 2008 09:23 AM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: Denny Graham]
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#425049 - Fri Jun 20 2008 10:22 AM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: Mar-Ktech]
Denny Graham Offline
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Edited by Denny Graham (Fri Jun 20 2008 10:29 AM)
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#426442 - Tue Jun 24 2008 09:04 PM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: Denny Graham]
65PanelMike Offline
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I stopped by a cruise night at the Golden Age of Trucking Museum, and a 1955 1st came in. It was driven by the daughter of the original owner. She said it had never been worked on, and the bed boards and bed strips were painted the body color and the bottom of the boards was unpainted.
This goes under the "for whatever it is worth" category.
Mike
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#428545 - Tue Jul 01 2008 06:45 PM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: David Sr]
Brian Offline
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AD trucks had black bed boards, that is definite. I was at Hershey a few years back and was amazed that there were trucks there with varnished bed boards that had already won a junior award and were trying for a senior. I am actually glad the AACA has instituted this rule.
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#444292 - Thu Aug 21 2008 08:05 PM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: Brian]
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I have a 1950 GMC which my father bought new from his brother who sold GMCs My father immediately installed a metal plate over the entire bed because he delivered fuel oil in barrels in those days, and wood would not stand up to barrels being handled on them. The original wood is still under the plate. I recently lifted a corner of the metal plate and there is no sign of ever having any paint. We also used heavier flatbed trailers with yellow pine floors. When we installed a new floor we moped it with linseed oil on a hot day. We would sometime pour a little paint in the linseed oil to give it a little color. I clearly remember new pickups smelling like linseed oil. My guess would be that GM put a little black paint in linseed oil and moped it on as a preservative and giving it a flat black color. GM may have done it, or it would be my guess they bought them already treated. It was definitely not creosote. I used to haul creosote posts to the electric coop here before it was discovered creosote causes cancer. Creosote has a distinct odor, and new pickups did not stink like creosote, but they did stink like linseed oil.
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#444627 - Fri Aug 22 2008 12:09 PM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: crenwelge]
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I was at a local lumber company today. No. 1 Southern yellow pine is still available in Texas. They don't keep much of it because it is much more expensive than fir and the guys that use nail guns don't like it.
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#445185 - Sun Aug 24 2008 06:37 AM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: crenwelge]
Denny Graham Offline
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But can you find it in clear though? I've heard that most of the treated lumber is Yellow Pine but all of that I've seen is loaded with knots.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL
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#445344 - Sun Aug 24 2008 06:23 PM Re: Correct from Factory Bed Finish Question [Re: Denny Graham]
crenwelge Offline
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It is not treated. It is like the lumber we used for shelving years ago. I have a 12' 1x12 in the garage that I wanted to use for a shelf a couple of years ago. It is #1 or clear, but I think it is expensive. When I remodeled 25 years ago, I used 2x6 #1yp for strength on my rafters and 1x6 #1yp center match for decking. It would probably be cost prohibitive now. The last bumper hitch trailer I put a floor in, I used Brazilian iron wood for strength. Our semi trailers now have aluminum floors with apitong nailing strips. But apitong is not what it is cracked up to be. 40 years ago we used 2x8 yp center match in our trailers and moped them with linseed oil on a hot day. We got very good service out of them.
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