We are still asking: What did you get done on your Bolt today ????
The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend?"
After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.
I would like to add wooden planks on the side of the bed. But how you fix the vertical ones on the bed? I have no holes orso to fix them though. If i stick one in from the top if falls out in the bottom 😁
Who has a picture where i can see the inside of the bed and how its fixed? Thanks
Robby I also made a wooden rack on the sides. For the sides i used wood slightly bigger than the hole itself, after that I shaved a bit of the underside so that it goes in the holes. The wooden beams i used were from the Karwei. If you want i can give you the dimensions and detailed photos of the rack.
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The AD trucks came from the factory with sheet metal stops welded in part way down the stake pocket. My bed also had thru holes front to back just above the bottom of the stop. But the stops in mine had been beaten out by whatever they put in the pockets and there were holes in the aprons below the stake pockets. All that is getting fixed, including new stops that I had fabricated.
The first pic shows one of the stops sitting above where it goes in the stake pocket, and the holes thru both the stake pocket and the stop for a thru-bolt. The second pic shows my dimension sketch for fabbing new stops. An ex-employee worked for a company that has a 30 ton press brake, and offered to bend them up for me. Pic #3 is the new stops painted and ready to go in.
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