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Long bed? #1302839
Wed Mar 13 2019 01:36 AM
Wed Mar 13 2019 01:36 AM
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Shaffer's1950  Offline OP
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Lancaster, Ca
I saved a long bed today from the scrap yard. Several questions.
1. The front piece (close to cab) has the one large bolt at the top (both sides). The nut is locked on there and just spins. How do I remove?
2. The very end (tailgate) looks to be welded on at bottom left & right. Was this common or? I guess it does not come apart?
I took the entire bed assembled home.
Just trying to figure it out.
Thank you in advance.
I believe the long bed was off a 1951 truck.

Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1302850
Wed Mar 13 2019 02:06 AM
Wed Mar 13 2019 02:06 AM
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Fox  Offline
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The front panel has a very long rod that runs the entire length of the top tube roll. In order to stop it from spinning, have a pal hold a wrench on one side while you remove the other side’s nut.

I’ve never heard of the factory welding the actual tailgate in. However, the stake pockets, the vertical pieces on the box sides, have been known to be be welded to the rear cross sill to keep the box square and rigid.

If I’m off base, post a picture and it will likely make more sense to us.
Good luck.

Last edited by Fox; Wed Mar 13 2019 02:07 AM.


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Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1302854
Wed Mar 13 2019 02:48 AM
Wed Mar 13 2019 02:48 AM
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The rear cross sill was welded to the bed sides (stake pockets) on my '51 bed. Makes sense to assist the two bolts per side in keeping things aligned.


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Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1303509
Mon Mar 18 2019 12:50 AM
Mon Mar 18 2019 12:50 AM
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Frank50  Offline
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Do you mean the hinges are welded to the cross sill? I think that’s standard. Will it open and close? Maybe I misunderstood you.

Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1303533
Mon Mar 18 2019 04:27 AM
Mon Mar 18 2019 04:27 AM
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No, the hinges bolt on to the rear stake pocket. The cross sill is the part below the tailgate.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1303543
Mon Mar 18 2019 11:05 AM
Mon Mar 18 2019 11:05 AM
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Frank50  Offline
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Sorry, I meant to ask Shaffer about the tailgate welded on at bottom left & right.

Re: Long bed? [Re: Shaffer's1950] #1304071
Thu Mar 21 2019 05:15 PM
Thu Mar 21 2019 05:15 PM
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Shaffer's1950  Offline OP
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Frank50,
Sorry. The very bottom rear piece. Goes driver to passenger side. It is welded on both sides. ///Not the tailgate it is already removed. The piece it mounts too. The Rear Cross Sill?

Last edited by Shaffer's1950; Thu Mar 21 2019 05:17 PM.

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