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G506 military bed #1310170 Thu May 09 2019 07:57 PM
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This bed is original to my 1951 GMC 1 ton, though it was obviously surplus when installed in 1951.
Bed was made 1945.

See pictures for condition but I expect it's better than most, not rusty. Some extra holes for taillights and such.
Plywood floor is just tacked on top of original bed wood. I have not pulled it up to look from the top but it feels pretty solid, I have been using it as a truck and nothing has fallen through yet.

Still installed on my truck, happy to remove and load with forklift when sold.

Asking $1500.

Grigg

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Last edited by Grigg; Fri May 10 2019 02:06 AM. Reason: pictures

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: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1310712 Tue May 14 2019 05:56 PM
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A friend who knows more about these trucks/beds than I do stopped by to look at it yesterday.
Overall he says it is in quite good shape.
I learned:
Tool box door (licence plate bracket) is welded shut, missing part of the box behind it.
The wood, although old, may not be original.


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
---All pictures---
"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: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1312279 Wed May 29 2019 02:25 AM
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Based on the pics of the wood I would say it is original but all needs replacing. The bottom of the box inside edge needs to be repaired. Is there a tailgate? Without seeing things up close what`s your bottom dollar? I have a 1940 Dodge National Gaurd 1 1/2 ton that it would fit on. I have to consider what I have to do to it to bring it back for my restoration truck.

wcnut

Re: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1312300 Wed May 29 2019 11:59 AM
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No original tailgate, it does come with (not pictured) high wood sides and wood tailgate if interested.

Won’t discuss/negotiate price in the open forum, send me a PM when you’re allowed. Asking price is posted, will consider reasonable offers. So far interest and feedback has been good, I’m inclined to stick quite close to initial asking price.

Thanks for the interest,
Grigg


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
---All pictures---
"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: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1312311 Wed May 29 2019 01:04 PM
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Interested, what is the location to physically view?

Re: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1312354 Wed May 29 2019 08:24 PM
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Near Lexington, VA.
If you'd like to make an appointment to check it out send me a PM.

Grigg


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
---All pictures---
"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: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1312374 Wed May 29 2019 10:19 PM
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He's got to have two more approved posts before he can PM.


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Re: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1313837 Mon Jun 10 2019 12:23 PM
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wcnut has not made contact.
Bed is still available.


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
---All pictures---
"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: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1314114 Wed Jun 12 2019 09:01 PM
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Your bed appears to be a late war composite bed, and possibly a tipper (dump) model. The toolbox door would seem to indicate a standard cargo model, but the plates at the top of the rear corners seem to be dump model. I'll have to check my manuals later to know for sure. It is a nice straight looking be, not appearing to have been misused or beatup. It does have a few "features" that have been added of the year, that would need to be undone for use on a restoration. The looped wire hooks on the side are original and common late war. The outer most taillights in the corners have been added, as also the running lights right in front of them. You already mentioned the closed up toolbox. Not sure what to make of that yet. I do see what appears to be some significant rust onthe underside, which unfortunately is all too common with east coast trucks.

Overall , a very nice bed. Will hopefully find a home as part of someone's restoration, if you both can agree on a value. Good luck!

Last edited by retro-roco; Wed Jun 12 2019 09:01 PM.

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Re: G506 military bed [Re: Grigg] #1314157 Thu Jun 13 2019 03:08 AM
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Thanks for the comments.
The bed was made in 1945.
Welds on the toolbox door could be ground and it reopened.
Truck spent it’s entire life up to 3 years ago in northern Idaho, in my garage thereafter. (I wanted a pretty nearly rust free truck cab, and as you say they’re hard to find around here)
Yes, there is some rust visible underneath, in person you can get a better sense of the shape it is in, quite reasonable in my opinion.


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
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
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