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Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1423038 Sun Sep 05 2021 06:51 PM
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I put an actual metal donor truck bed floor in a 1960 that had a wooden bed floor. A truck bed floor looks right with the ribs. Not just some piece of flat metal. Took some "engineering". The donor floor was cut into 3 pieces and welded back together.
Used a 70's long bed. May be the only 1960 GMC with a steel, truck bed floor.

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Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1423284 Wed Sep 08 2021 12:09 AM
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I have seen that done badly before, but yours looks really good. I might reconsider the metal floor.

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Bought by my dad out of a field for $100 to build with my brother. He never touched it, so now it is mine if I can figure out how to get it down from Alaska.
Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1424961 Thu Sep 23 2021 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Fibonachu
You have a picture? That sounds pretty nice.

Being a bear of small brain, I am easily intrigued. None the less ... I. too, would like to see the shark cage.

Carl .... (stern look ....) Pictures??? Bart posted *his* ....

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Re: More durable bed assembly?
John Milliman #1424963 Thu Sep 23 2021 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
I. too, would like to see the shark cage.


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Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1425037 Fri Sep 24 2021 03:24 AM
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