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‘53 Chevy 3100 bed wood makeover
#1385657 Tue Nov 24 2020 12:07 AM
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After looking at new bed wood kits I decided to restore my old wood. A sander, sealer, stain, polyurethane and black enamel spray paint. 2 coats of stain, on the wood, and 7 coats of urethane. 4 coats of paint on the metal strips. Cost me less than $100 and some elbow grease.

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Re: ‘53 Chevy 3100 bed wood makeover
PaPa Joe #1385671 Tue Nov 24 2020 01:45 AM
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Looking good. thumbs_up
I had no choice but to buy new wood. I disassembled my original bed wood with my bare hands. I think the largest piece was about 2 ft long.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Re: ‘53 Chevy 3100 bed wood makeover
PaPa Joe #1385675 Tue Nov 24 2020 01:58 AM
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I was fortunate my wood, although old and worn, was still intact. I would have loved to put a new oak bed in, but my wallet just wouldn’t allow it. I think the old yellow pine turned out nice with the walnut stain.

Re: ‘53 Chevy 3100 bed wood makeover
PaPa Joe #1385692 Tue Nov 24 2020 03:07 AM
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Looks Great!
I just ordered Mark-K yellow pine. I can't wait!!

Re: ‘53 Chevy 3100 bed wood makeover
Shaffer's1950 #1385697 Tue Nov 24 2020 03:22 AM
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