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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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'Bolter
I have seen that done badly before, but yours looks really good. I might reconsider the metal floor.


58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.
Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1424961 Thu Sep 23 2021 11:39 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
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* ....

Don't make me use the TTIWWOP emoticon ...

oh what the heck ...

:nopics:


John
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'49 Chevrolet 3804




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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Phil

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Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1425037 Fri Sep 24 2021 03:24 AM
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Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1432810 Wed Dec 08 2021 07:58 PM
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'Bolter
I am going to do composite decking. I think the width is 5.5 inches. I would need 9 boards to do this. I will router the strips just under the surface.

No sealing, no maint, and can deal with all elements.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.



Re: More durable bed assembly?
Fibonachu #1432913 Thu Dec 09 2021 05:10 PM
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Bartamos, I can dig the Chocolate Chip chain covers.


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