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#552744 Sun Jul 05 2009 04:16 AM
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This is a gallery update for my 49 3/4 Ton. I just re-did the bedwood from scratch, and changed a bent pushrod. The old wood was only half there and covered with a sheet of plywood. The mounting blocks were also shot. I ordered the blocks and pads from Scott's in Penhold, AB. I later ordered the strips from there as well.
The wood was a different story. Being cheap, I decided to try to make my own. I bought some inexpensive edge-glued pine shelving and cut it to shape. I found the wood dimensions through the Stovebolt Page. I have a circular saw that mounts to a table, so it's almost a table saw. It's not perfect, but the bed design allows for some errors. :-)
I sanded it all smooth, stained it and put 2 coats of exterior verathane on it. I plan to put another coat on the bed now that it is all together.
I made 2 changes to the normal design... I bolted the cross-sills to the frame and made relief spots in the bottom of the boards, and I drilled and tapped holes in a strip of flat-bar welded to the top of the bed sill to secure the ends of the strips. I slotted the heads of carriage bolts and ground off the shoulders to use as cap screws so they match the rest of the hardware.

Here are the pics:

Last edited by J Lucas; Thu Jul 23 2009 03:41 AM.

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Highflyer #552758 Sun Jul 05 2009 06:51 AM
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looks most excellent. nice job

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