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