Here's how I did the floor in my '55 1/2 ton panel:
Remove the bolts from the perimeter and the hold down channel at the front
and rear. Remove the center bed strip and snap a chalk line on the center
line of the bolt holes. Run a skill saw down the line. The ends may
require a little hand work. Lift one edge above the other and slide out one
then the other. Save the pieces for a pattern and reverse this process with
the new floor. Your bed strip will cover the seam down the center and hold
the pieces together.
Of course it takes 2 - 4' pieces to make up the width. The extra length may
require the help of a specialty plywood shop.
carpenter / truck nut
From: Norm Donnelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 2:37 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] plywood bed
>In my 57 1 ton panel the bed is plywood. The problem is that it is 10
>foot 2 inches long and 68+ inches wide! The question is has anyone out
>there found a replacement piece of ply for this. I may have found it at
>the nearest marine plywood store, a couple of hours away. But I am
>looking for alternatives?
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959