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Re: [oletrucks] plywood bed

To: "Norm Donnelly" <normd@worldpath.net>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] plywood bed
From: "W&D" <haist@jps.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 18:01:22 -0800
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.

Good luck.

Whitney Haist
carpenter / truck nut
-----Original Message-----
From: Norm Donnelly <normd@worldpath.net>
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
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

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