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Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
#1369418 Fri Jul 17 2020 01:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
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Shop Shark
I'm getting ready for my next project and it's putting new bed wood and bed strips in the '47. Has anyone recently used the kits from Jim Carter or Classic Truck Parts? They're my preferred vendors for this project and that's all I'm going to say about that........

Here's a few questions that I have:

Was the general fitment of the kit acceptable?

Did you use the pre-drilled bed wood? If so, how did it line-up during the installation?

If you drilled your own holes, any suggestions or advice on that procedure?

Thanks,


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3104 [flic.kr]
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred [flic.kr]

"I proudly Stand for the Flag and Kneel for the Cross" Unknown
Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1369454 Fri Jul 17 2020 11:49 AM
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I bought my bed kit from Mar-K and couldn't be happier with the quality and fit. The only issue I had was some of the bolts weren't long enough and Mar-K overnighted the correct ones at NC.

Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1369460 Fri Jul 17 2020 12:37 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Sorry Andy, I can’t help with fit issues from your preferred vendors. I am not familiar with their sources. Mar-K is the industry standard and I can personally assure you they provide a product made entirely in the USA. 🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1369503 Fri Jul 17 2020 05:24 PM
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Martin, PM sent.


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3104 [flic.kr]
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred [flic.kr]

"I proudly Stand for the Flag and Kneel for the Cross" Unknown
Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380202 Sat Oct 10 2020 03:32 AM
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I was able to wrap-up my bed project today. The project included installation of a new front bed panel, nine-board yellow pine (pre-drilled), bed strip kit w/hardware, and bed mounting bolt kit, all purchased from Classic Truck Parts.

Thanks to everyone that provided input and guidance. It's a great project to have completed before the snow flies here in Iowa!

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Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3104 [flic.kr]
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred [flic.kr]

"I proudly Stand for the Flag and Kneel for the Cross" Unknown
Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380205 Sat Oct 10 2020 03:47 AM
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Nice job Andy. thumbs_up
I had to look twice. That After pic makes your truck look like a long bed.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380208 Sat Oct 10 2020 03:53 AM
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Thanks Kevin!

I did a '51 bed in the early 1980s, what a difference 40 years makes on this 'old guy'!!


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3104 [flic.kr]
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred [flic.kr]

"I proudly Stand for the Flag and Kneel for the Cross" Unknown
Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380226 Sat Oct 10 2020 12:37 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Looking good!


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380321 Sun Oct 11 2020 02:38 AM
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Looks great, Andy!
Were they out of new tailgates?
Just messing with you. smile I like dents in old truck beds.

Re: Bed Wood Kit - 1947 3104
HandyAndy #1380327 Sun Oct 11 2020 11:27 AM
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Great looking job Andy! How was the kit (fit and hardware) from Classic Truck Parts?


Phil

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