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Slots in front bed panel #1298715
Tue Feb 12 2019 11:18 PM
Tue Feb 12 2019 11:18 PM
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Jhyp  Offline OP
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There are two slots on the flange were the front bed panel is bolted to the side panels (one on each side). There is no hole in the side panel at the slot location. What are these slots for?

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Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1298725
Wed Feb 13 2019 12:19 AM
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Bill Trotter  Offline
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Iron River Mi.
I am doing a 37 1/2 ton and have those slots also. Don't know what they are for. What year is your truck?

Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1298766
Wed Feb 13 2019 04:17 AM
Wed Feb 13 2019 04:17 AM
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Jhyp  Offline OP
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Michigan
1950 3100

Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1298773
Wed Feb 13 2019 05:22 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
I was wondering the same thing when I restored my front bed panel.
Maybe lightening holes? grin


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1298774
Wed Feb 13 2019 05:34 AM
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Fox  Offline
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I wonder if it is simply a factory hole for transporting panels around on assembly lines. I saw a picture once that showed the 2 holes in the door jamb opening at the top being used with a jig to move cabs around the factory. Perhaps those slots in the box served a similar purpose?



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Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Fox] #1298781
Wed Feb 13 2019 07:59 AM
Wed Feb 13 2019 07:59 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Originally Posted by Fox
I wonder if it is simply a factory hole for transporting panels around on assembly lines. I saw a picture once that showed the 2 holes in the door jamb opening at the top being used with a jig to move cabs around the factory. Perhaps those slots in the box served a similar purpose?

Makes sense to me.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1300383
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:12 AM
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:12 AM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
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these slots at the front are the same shape as the slots in the tailgate where the chains hook and at about the same place
perhaps one of the metal preforming dies makes both the front of the box and the tailgate and these holes are a result?
-s


1430s, 1420, 9430
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Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: 2ManyTrucks] #1300384
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:33 AM
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:33 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Originally Posted by 2ManyTrucks
these slots at the front are the same shape as the slots in the tailgate where the chains hook and at about the same place
perhaps one of the metal preforming dies makes both the front of the box and the tailgate and these holes are a result?
-s

They're the same shape, but a bit smaller than the chain slots. They're near the bottom of the panel as opposed to the top portion of the tailgate. headscratch


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Jhyp] #1300420
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:59 PM
Sun Feb 24 2019 06:59 PM
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Fox  Offline
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Perhaps the slots were used to align the panels while in the stamping dies?



In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 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: Slots in front bed panel [Re: Fox] #1300421
Sun Feb 24 2019 07:08 PM
Sun Feb 24 2019 07:08 PM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
Originally Posted by Fox
Perhaps the slots were used to align the panels while in the stamping dies?

That sounds plausible, but we'll need to use the WayBack Machine to verify their actual purpose. grin


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
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