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'46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame #1271406
Fri Jul 06 2018 02:56 PM
Fri Jul 06 2018 02:56 PM
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JoeR  Offline OP
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Southern California
I'm not sure if this is the correct section to ask this question but here goes. I'm restoring a '46 3/4 ton stakebed. The wood between the bed and frame is pretty bad. I was wondering if there is any particular wood I should use when rebuilding it. I was thinking pressure treated but that looks kind of funky. Since the wood is visible I was thinking a nice hardwood, but I'm not sure how it will hold up to the wear it will get. Any ideas?

thanks,
Joe

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Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1271410
Fri Jul 06 2018 03:24 PM
Fri Jul 06 2018 03:24 PM
Justhorsenround  Online
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Bet they used Oak when it was installed.🛠


Martin
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Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1271413
Fri Jul 06 2018 03:48 PM
Fri Jul 06 2018 03:48 PM
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46forme  Offline
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Laurens, SC
I would use white oak. It's strong and will hold up well in the weather.

George

Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1271677
Sun Jul 08 2018 11:34 AM
Sun Jul 08 2018 11:34 AM
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moparguy  Offline
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Watford City ND...
Yep, white oak or post oak. There are some oaks that are a definite no so I'd be careful.


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Re: '56 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1276791
Sat Aug 18 2018 04:03 PM
Sat Aug 18 2018 04:03 PM
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mcwinery  Offline
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Napa, ca
just finished my bed. Replaced 4 boards.

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Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1277088
Mon Aug 20 2018 11:49 PM
Mon Aug 20 2018 11:49 PM
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JoeR  Offline OP
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Sounds like white oak is the way to go. There's also a big ol' hunk of wood that runs between the frame rail and the bed, you can see it in the attached photo. I'm thinking white oak here too.

Joe

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Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1277402
Wed Aug 22 2018 08:43 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Online
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Joe,
Please tell me you are going to preserve the gorgeous rounded bed corners. That shouts art deco and I would love to have something like that. Replace the rotted wood but preserve the character of that bed!
Kent

Last edited by Lightholder's Dad; Wed Aug 22 2018 08:44 PM.

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Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: Lightholder's Dad] #1278727
Sat Sep 01 2018 05:10 PM
Sat Sep 01 2018 05:10 PM
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JoeR  Offline OP
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Southern California
Originally Posted by Lightholder's Dad
Joe,
Please tell me you are going to preserve the gorgeous rounded bed corners. That shouts art deco and I would love to have something like that. Replace the rotted wood but preserve the character of that bed!
Kent

Hi Kent,

Absolutely! Those are one of the reasons I bought the truck. I don't think I've ever seen a stakebed with those still on it. As best I can tell from photos I've seen the corners get painted the same color as the frame of the bed, kind of a satin black. Although I've given some thought to painting them to match the body, whenever I get around to painting the body.

Joe

Re: '46 3/4 ton stakebed wooden frame [Re: JoeR] #1278729
Sat Sep 01 2018 05:12 PM
Sat Sep 01 2018 05:12 PM
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JoeR  Offline OP
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Southern California
I've located a nice used Maxon tuk-a-way lift gate that I'm thinking of putting on the truck. I'd have to remove the rear bumper and trailer hitch bar but I'm thinking the lift gate would be more useful.

Joe


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