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'62 C20 replacing bed; also windshield question
#1431613 Sun Nov 28 2021 02:06 AM
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The old bed was completely rotted on my truck. Found some old wood at the farm that has been protected (it has a rough-sawn appearance) and it's 1" thick. I've read the original bed wood was 1" thick, which was actually 3/4". I cut the first board and trimmed it to 3/4" thick. I placed it in the slot against the body side, and noticed my chrome trim on the outside doesn't follow a straight line now. The door trim is lower than the bed trim. Should the wood be thinner than 3/4"? I'm wondering if there's some other problem. There's lots of discussions about what kind of wood to use but without a bed template, I'm just doing a lot of guessing about the details of replacing the wood. I will have to drill new holes in the metal to accommodate my 6" wide planks (I'm not going to reproduce that crazy original bed pattern).

also what will take the smoky appearance off the bottom of the inside of my windshield? I've already cleaned and scrubbed all glass with vinegar/lemon juice/Dawn soap. Also used baking soda on it.

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Re: '62 C20 replacing bed; also windshield question
davidtate #1431627 Sun Nov 28 2021 06:08 AM
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Your question is better answered in Making a Stovebolt Bed forum. Mar-K is a great resource for bed parts and information. Also this site has some good info. Link []

Your windshield should be laminated glass and the plastic lamination between interior and exterior may be discolored. There's probably no solution except to replace it if that's the case.

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