1950 Chevy 9' truck bed 3800 series. From underneath the bed, there is a square nut, cut washer, and a fender washer for each carriage bolt holding down the bed strips. Does anyone know offhand the outside diameter of the fender washers. I'm ordering hardware for these and would like to make sure it's the correct size as the originals (which are long gone by the way).
Here ya go. The rusty washer is one I just took off my original bed last week. The washer above is the exact replacement. If they were bigger I think they would actually be better but hey they worked forever back in the day so they must be good enough.
Last edited by Barnfind49; Thu Apr 08 2021 01:44 AM.
Yup, FWIW I used hardware store fender washers and carriage bolts for mine. If there was difference between those and what appeared to be the original (rusted away) hardware, I couldn't have found those differences. They had a couple different sized fender washers and one size matched what I took off.
Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Thu Apr 08 2021 02:30 AM.
Thanks guys, looks like 1" was the size for these. I was thinking 1" or maybe 1-1/4", been a long time since any of my originals were around. I looked at Mar-K bed assembly guide on line, and they are calling out 1-1/2", so I guess I'm not sure what to actually use. I would think 1-1/4" would work well, but the picture from Barnfinder49 shows they were 1". I will decide on something soon and get everything ordered.