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Bed wood bts
#1330391 Fri Oct 18 2019 09:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
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I have seatched this forum for what bolts are used when replacing bed wood.

To no avail.

Got new oak boards and sealed em up.
Gonna install this weekend.
Round holes in strips mean carriage bolts wont work.

Regular bolts wont look right.
Any recommendations other than buying the bolt kits.
Brian

Re: Bed wood bts
Brian_Ostner #1330392 Fri Oct 18 2019 09:02 PM
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Sorry
I forgot to mention its a 55.2 3600 longbed stepside

Re: Bed wood bts
Brian_Ostner #1330404 Fri Oct 18 2019 10:17 PM
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There are bedstrip bolts made specifically for those bedstrips with round holes. They are splines in them which grab the bedstrip holes. Many of the vendors carry them.

Re: Bed wood bts
Brian_Ostner #1337334 Thu Dec 12 2019 12:54 AM
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Found a local vendor with correct hardware.
Here is our finished product.

I have the bare metal strips and not sure if i wanna clear coat em or not....

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Re: Bed wood bts
Brian_Ostner #1337521 Fri Dec 13 2019 06:46 PM
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I think I would paint them. They will just rust otherwise. Even some engine enamel will work well.


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