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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: tclederman] #1325823 Wed Sep 11 2019 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
How far apart are/were your floor joists, Mike?


we went 16" on center instead of 24"


Mike

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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325838 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:23 AM
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Carl,
That looks good.


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1325903 Thu Sep 12 2019 02:20 PM
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I am away from home, but, I'll try to remember to check joist-spacing on my house-deck boards - NC near-shore sunshine, reaching over 100 degrees with no buckling/sagging.


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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.
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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1326016 Fri Sep 13 2019 01:00 PM
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Interesting idea, Carl. But with the nominal lengths available being 8 or 16 ft, it would seem only the 3/4-ton guys wouldn't end up with left overs. Maybe I'd have to find a 1/2-ton guy to go in with on those 16 footers ...

(not that I'm contemplating replacing Charlie's nearly pristine original bed wood ... just struck me that it is a lot of $$ possibly spent on product you can't use -- especially the 1-ton guys)

JM


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: 52Carl] #1326160 Sat Sep 14 2019 07:39 PM
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Any concern about tail pipe close to it or is the original heat shield sufficient?


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Re: plastic deck boards for bed wood. [Re: tclederman] #1326365 Mon Sep 16 2019 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
I am away from home, but, I'll try to remember to check joist-spacing on my house-deck boards - NC near-shore sunshine, reaching over 100 degrees with no buckling/sagging.

16" on center

Therefore, I do not now if they would sag with a wider spacing.


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: Grigg] #1326412 Mon Sep 16 2019 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Grigg
Any concern about tail pipe close to it or is the original heat shield sufficient?

Without a load, the tailpipe isn't all that close on mine.

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