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  • Late '31 CCPU "steel bed" no more.

    Sorry to all you "original only" buffs but I really like the wood bed that Henry put in most of his early trucks.This one is 99% finished and just waiting for a new paint job. Was a pretty easy conversion just needed a bit of planning. It's a driver so no points lost. Also no serious changes made so would be pretty easy to return to original.
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    Last edited by Mickey; 12-15-2017, 06:19 PM.
    http://www.turnbophotography.com

  • #2
    Hey Mickey, that looks GREAT!!
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      You did great ! I thought I was in the for sale part, of VFF, for awhile and was looking for a price.
      Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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      • #4
        You can always build it with the original steel bed, then protect it with a nice wood layer.

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        • Mickey
          Mickey commented
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          Thanks Tom. I thought about that but the old steel bed was in pretty bad shape. If I'd stayed with steel the old bed had to go anyway.

      • #5
        Chief brushed Body Color on his WOOD, wiped it so the color was just in the Grain & Cleared it. It looked SO SPIFFY!
        Chiefs' Paintershelper

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        • #6
          Nice work Mickey, it looks really great
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #7
            Wonder why Ford didn't use wood?
            Looking good :-)

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            • Mickey
              Mickey commented
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              Really good question. Many truck builders used woods for many years after this. I rebuilt a 1950 GMC pickup that had a wood bed.

          • #8
            Thats a tidy looking job, is the wood from a kit or did you have it fabricated?

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            • Mickey
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              I could have fabricated it as I have a full woodworking shop in my basement but I had nothing to go by and being new to As I bought a kit from Mack Enterprises. Still there was a lot of fitting. My biggest problem was how to cover or use the holes in the side of the bed after the steel floor was removed. It's really nothing but 6X56x3/4" oak planks.

            • canadian
              canadian commented
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              could you give me some info on Mack Enterpises?

            • Mickey
              Mickey commented
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              http://www.mack-products.com/

              http://www.mack-products.com/product...931-widebed-2/

              The second link is the bed kit to convert the late 31 steel bed to wood. BTW the price show is incorrect. It'll be about $80 more

              Ask for Joy. Tell her is sent you.
              Last edited by Mickey; 12-16-2017, 03:10 PM.

            • canadian
              canadian commented
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              hello Mick, just noticed the info on Mack , thanks so much .

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