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New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build #1107350 Tue Jun 09 2015 04:03 PM
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Fox Offline OP
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Here's my latest photo of the bed I've built. It's coming along nicely. I need to build the rear cross sill still. It sure looked sweet with the tailgate on!

http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/f...mage_zpsuzcewqxe.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

Last edited by Fox; Sat Mar 25 2017 05:28 AM.

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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107359 Tue Jun 09 2015 04:40 PM
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Grigg Offline
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That does look nice!


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107372 Tue Jun 09 2015 05:23 PM
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53 green 1- ton Offline
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Nice fabrication job! I do envy your welding capabilities! Did you make the stake pockets or were you able to find them some where?


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107376 Tue Jun 09 2015 05:49 PM
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tom moore Offline
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That is some mighty fine work - nice truck too.

Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107394 Tue Jun 09 2015 08:21 PM
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Fox Offline OP
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I used stake pockets off of my parts trucks to make them. Then used 16 gauge 1-3/4" tubing to do the top. I plugged the ends with frost plugs 1-5/8".
My end plan is to fabricate some "fender extensions" and bolt the stock fenders to them. A custom dually fender that can be returned to a single rear wheel if wanted. I think that will turn some heads!
Thanks for the comments guys!


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107396 Tue Jun 09 2015 08:29 PM
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steve sr Offline
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Jim,
You can get all the parts NEW except the bedsides,from Mar K,a member here. www.mar-k.com
They might make them up special order.
Another vendor,Bruce Horkey,will make the sides,but they are pricey. www.horkeyswoodandparts.com
regards,
steve sr.

Last edited by steve sr; Tue Jun 09 2015 08:46 PM.
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107398 Tue Jun 09 2015 08:45 PM
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steve sr Offline
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Oh and by the way Fox,
That IS some Beautiful work on that bed.
regards,
steve sr.

Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107419 Wed Jun 10 2015 12:06 AM
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Fox Offline OP
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I thoroughly enjoyed building them and have significantly helped my budget. I got enough material bent and ordered to do the 1ton and the 1/2 ton. $550 for bedsides, front panels, rear sills for both trucks.
I can't build stainless polished bed strips though! wink


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107568 Wed Jun 10 2015 07:18 PM
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eagleuh1 Offline
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Love this truck. Nice work on the bed. Jim

Re: New 9ft bed progress!! [Re: Fox] #1107583 Wed Jun 10 2015 09:34 PM
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jfnar Offline
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Please post more pictures as you go. I'm interested to see how you make the fenders fit around the dual wheels. Looks great so far.


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'57 1 ton
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