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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325083 Fri Sep 06 2019 11:38 AM
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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: tclederman] #1325239 Sat Sep 07 2019 03:31 PM
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52Carl Offline OP
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Originally Posted by tclederman

$294.24 plus tax for 8 boards, but you won't ever need to do it again.
The boards that I used were about half that price, but if I had seen those 1X6 boards that color when I bought mine, I may have been tempted to splurge for them.

Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325343 Sun Sep 08 2019 07:35 PM
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What a great looking bed!


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325459 Mon Sep 09 2019 04:41 PM
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I'm thinking a "Tech Tip" here. Carl I think you got a winner with this.


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325644 Tue Sep 10 2019 04:50 PM
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interesting concept. and it looks great. I wonder how well they would hold up on a working truck tho? Especially on a hot summer day, I know my plastic deck boards get a little softer at the end of a hot day in the sun.


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325666 Tue Sep 10 2019 08:17 PM
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tclederman Offline
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What brand of board, Rusty Rod?

How old are the boards?
What is the brand?

I had some deck boards installed two years ago. They do not seem to get softer in NC coastal sun.
They might get harder in a cold winter, but I will never know,


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325671 Tue Sep 10 2019 09:01 PM
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TC, not sure, but they are almost an inch thick


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325694 Wed Sep 11 2019 12:54 AM
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when I put my deck on my house a number of years ago, I needed to add more support for the plastic boards than if they were wood. it will get warm and warp, and also expand BUT, it is sure nice not to have to paint it or worry about rot! I would think they should hold up well in a pickup bed. Mine were "evergrain" brand.


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325696 Wed Sep 11 2019 12:56 AM
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tclederman Offline
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How far apart are/were your floor joists, Mike?


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1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325701 Wed Sep 11 2019 01:10 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
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My truck is parked in the full sun all day. Time will tell how it holds up. I figure if it works on a deck, it will work on a truck bed. These boards are ribbed on the bottom. Hopefully that will provide some rigidity.

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