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Fresh bed pics.
#1404491 Sat Apr 03 2021 12:58 AM
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'Bolter
Well I finally got around to building/installing the bed wood in the gmc. I had my dad rip and cut the grooves in some cheap lowes pine. With my $50 gift card I had there I think im 50 bucks in material out of pocket. I had already bought some good exterior paint at the hardware store a while back on sale. Just a satin black that seems durable enough for me. I did this just to keep with my stock looking “theme” of the truck. Im very happy with it so far. Its the exact look I was goin for. Last year I bought the angle strips and wear strips from jim carter so those were on my shelf waiting for me to install when I finally had time. I will honestly say this job was a total pain in my ......well you know. It pretty much fought me the whole way.....but the end result was pretty good or “good nuff” for what I need. Tractor supply supplied the ultra cheap bulk hardware for the job. I already dumped a bunch of sawdust and metal dust in the bed and rubbed it around to give it some patina to blend in and look more authentic to the truck. I also already put it to work today! Heres some pics...

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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1404501 Sat Apr 03 2021 01:47 AM
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Looks good, nice job! thumbs_up


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1404561 Sat Apr 03 2021 02:16 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
Looks great, a few loads in the bed and it will look just right.


Craig

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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1404692 Sun Apr 04 2021 01:33 AM
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'Bolter
Wish we lived closer to each other and I’d ask your dad to help me make some bed wood for my ‘50. You both did a great job. Looks great!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (all original)
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1941 Chevy coupe
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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1404752 Sun Apr 04 2021 04:35 PM
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'Bolter
2 passes on on a table saw is pretty straightforward. The measurements of where the groves actually go are the hardest part. We messed up and went off the specs online and they were way off. Not sure why. Might have been the wear strips were aftermarket and made to a different dimension or something else. Either way we had to cut them twice but we got it done.

Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1404871 Mon Apr 05 2021 04:49 PM
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'Bolter
That turned out great! I see mine needs a recoat (Minwax) from over the winter, I should have gone that paint route.


1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1405074 Wed Apr 07 2021 02:36 AM
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in my '63 1/2t swb i actually used 3/4" high grade exterior grade plywood ripped into strips then the grooves ripped down the edges on the table saw, soaked both sides with penetrating sealer and linseed oil. I was afraid it might delaminate over time but never did in the 15 or so years I had it. Didn't have to worry about warpage or knots. nobody would've guessed


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Re: Fresh bed pics.
37 GC #1405076 Wed Apr 07 2021 02:53 AM
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'Bolter
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/30174/filename/rear of box no tailgate.JPG[/img]Do you have pictures of the plywood planked box? I have a 9' box and was thinking of using plywood as well. James S

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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1405101 Wed Apr 07 2021 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Barnfind49
2 passes on on a table saw is pretty straightforward. The measurements of where the groves actually go are the hardest part. We messed up and went off the specs online and they were way off. Not sure why. Might have been the wear strips were aftermarket and made to a different dimension or something else. Either way we had to cut them twice but we got it done.

Here is a link for a website that explains the process and he cautions about the different size strips being offered today.

https://gmcpauls.com/47-72_BedWood_Info.htm

Last edited by Phak1; Wed Apr 07 2021 12:59 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Fresh bed pics.
Barnfind49 #1405304 Fri Apr 09 2021 03:50 AM
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We had great results using the dimensions on that page for the bed on a ‘49 3100. We did run some test pieces to confirm that our replacement strips would fit the grooves properly.


Rusty
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