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Bed
#1391055 Sun Jan 03 2021 02:50 PM
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I have removed the bed wood and am in the process of removing the bed. But I don't know how to handle the somewhat flimsy sheet metal on the bottom when I store it. How is this done? Do I need to store upside down?

Thanks for any advice.


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine Needed, originally 230)
Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1391111 Sun Jan 03 2021 08:10 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
What you're working on would help people answer your question.

You can put that info (Year and model for instance) in a signature that appears in all your posts, so you don't have to tell everyone each post. Click on your username on the upper right of the page and on "Edit Profile" on the pulldown.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1391155 Sun Jan 03 2021 11:26 PM
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Sorry I forget that sometimes. I put it in my signature.

Thanks


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine Needed, originally 230)
Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1391590 Thu Jan 07 2021 01:23 AM
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Would there be any problem with disassembling the bed panels? Since I cannot figure out how to store it off the truck, without turning it upside down, I'm thinking this may be the best way to ensure that the lower portions of the fleetsides do not get damaged.


Thanks


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine Needed, originally 230)
Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1391618 Thu Jan 07 2021 05:52 AM
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I don't know about a '65 bed, but the AD series bed sides were welded at the rear to the cross sill.
If yours isn't welded, I don't see any issues with disassembling the bed for storage. If you have the room, storing it upside down on the flat tops of the bed with some dunnage underneath to keep it off the ground/floor seems like a reasonable approach.


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
WarEagle1 #1391625 Thu Jan 07 2021 11:33 AM
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There is a weld or 2 and then a number of bolts. If you dont need to for sheetmetal repairs, I recommend you keep it assembled. It likely is as square as it is going to be.
You can block it up on the cross members. I would not be comfortable for it to rest on the lower edge of bed side as you have already concluded.
In my case I built a crib on casters. 4x4 posts housed the casters and then I ran 1x6 skirt and braced. I built it at a ht I could get under the side and low enough I could climb over the side. Rolled around my garage and drivewaay for a year or more like that. I would do it that way again.


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Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1391631 Thu Jan 07 2021 12:44 PM
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Looks like constructing a crib is going to be necessary. The added complication is transporting bed to the paint/body shop. My crib will just have to be sufficient enough for that.

Thanks for the help. I would not attempt this project without you guys and these forums.


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine Needed, originally 230)
Re: Bed
WarEagle1 #1392055 Sun Jan 10 2021 01:23 PM
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Stand it up on the front (cab end) on a couple of blocks of 2x4's to keep it off the ground.


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