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RE: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
RE: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
FTE Pre61 - Thanks
FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks
FTE Pre61 - =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Truck Bed Replacement - My 2=A2?=
Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:17:49 -0500
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

Guys,
I have to comment here. My opinion is the right way to go in making a
truck bed is to go with red oak. If you can find good hard Southern
yellow pine that would be good too. That is what Ford used originally,
but my woodworker friend says that the yellow pine of today grows too
fast and therefore the rings are spaced too far apart and therefore the
wood is softer.
The oak I used was cheaper than the marine plywood some have used. Shop
around for your oak. Buy it at a lumber store and you'll be paying top
dollar. If you can locate a saw mill near you give them a call. You may
have to let it dry in your garage for a while if they do not have a
kiln. Perhaps that is one benefit of living in the Appalachian region in
the East, plenty of local oak!
The labor is minimal. I used only 3 coats of Helmsman polyurethane and
it looks great!!! I painted the strips and bolts meadow green, same
color of the truck.
However, The bottomn line is: like "T-bird Terry" used to say:
"It's your truck, you can do what you want!" Speaking of which, there
is a guy near here has a '57 pickup that he painted camoflague in honor
of his time served in Nam. An art professor at the local college painted
his 50's pickup with a brush in dabs of many colors!!
Merry Christmas to all! Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 06:43:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

A question about bed wood. Are these places that sell
bed wood for around $200 any good? I believe this is
for oak wood too. I have the names of several places
at home so I can't name any in particular. Does
anyone have experience with these places and what
place would you recommend?

Merry Christmas to all.

Ed and his effie

- --- "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
wrote:
> Guys,
> I have to comment here. My opinion is the right way
> to go in making a
> truck bed is to go with red oak. If you can find
> good hard Southern
> yellow pine that would be good too. That is what
> Ford used originally,
> but my woodworker friend says that the yellow pine
> of today grows too
> fast and therefore the rings are spaced too far
> apart and therefore the
> wood is softer.
> The oak I used was cheaper than the marine plywood
> some have used. Shop
> around for your oak. Buy it at a lumber store and
> you'll be paying top
> dollar. If you can locate a saw mill near you give
> them a call. You may
> have to let it dry in your garage for a while if
> they do not have a
> kiln. Perhaps that is one benefit of living in the
> Appalachian region in
> the East, plenty of local oak!
> The labor is minimal. I used only 3 coats of
> Helmsman polyurethane and
> it looks great!!! I painted the strips and bolts
> meadow green, same
> color of the truck.
> However, The bottomn line is: like "T-bird
> Terry" used to say:
> "It's your truck, you can do what you want!"
> Speaking of which, there
> is a guy near here has a '57 pickup that he painted
> camoflague in honor
> of his time served in Nam. An art professor at the
> local college painted
> his 50's pickup with a brush in dabs of many
> colors!!
> Merry Christmas to all! Abe '54 F-100
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>

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:36:54 -0500
From: Ray or Fran Bell erols.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

Ken .. Peggy .. thanks for your support of Ford "truck'n" through your
professional administration of the FTE "package." Best holiday wishes
for you both, the little one, and all list members and FTE families.
RAY 'N FRAN

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:55:05 -0500
From: Ray or Fran Bell erols.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed

Yeah Tom .. have to agree about final appearance of red oak. However, my
wife unit likes to drive "Nifty" around and haul stuff like bags of mulch
home from the garden center. (I draw the line on rocks.) When her thumb's
all nice and green I just open the tailgate and hose 'er out. (the truck,
not the wife that is.)
RAY

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 11:03:42 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed

I don't want to interfere with your marital bliss, but you might have reached
a point in your life that you should consider either a new wife or a new
truck. I won't give you my opinion.

Tom Nickolson
The General

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 11:12:48 +0000
From: Fred Hooper concentric.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

Merry Christmas al...

I bought my bed/wood from northernclassictrucks.com
Todd Murthum is the owner and has a couple trucks of his own. The wood is
all cut, mortised, and drilled. Nice wood, good price. A lot of the guys
that sell truck bed stuff get their parts from Todd. He is a tool and die
guy that started his truck replacement parts business in the late 70's as I
recall. Ford licensed to stamp the parts. I priced wood at a millwork place
near me and the prices were similar, but Todd has all the cuts and holes in
the right spot without me having to measure twice and keep my fingers
crossed. I had the strips powder coated black. It looks great, gets lots of
favorable comments where ever we go.

Fred
Hotrod'56

Ed Ellston wrote:

> A question about bed wood. Are these places that sell
> bed wood for around $200 any good? I believe this is
> for oak wood too. I have the names of several places
> at home so I can't name any in particular. Does
> anyone have experience with these places and what
> place would you recommend?
>
> --- "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
> wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I have to comment here. My opinion is the right way
> > to go in making a
> > truck bed is to go with red oak. If you can find
> > good hard Southern
> > yellow pine that would be good too. That is what
> > Ford used originally,

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:00:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

I'll be brave and politically incorrect and say:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!

- --- Ray or Fran Bell erols.com> wrote:
> Ken .. Peggy .. thanks for your support of Ford
> "truck'n" through your
> professional administration of the FTE "package."
> Best holiday wishes
> for you both, the little one, and all list members
> and FTE families.
> RAY 'N FRAN
>
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>

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 13:25:39 -0600
From: "Brian C Nyman" allina.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Truck Bed Replacement - My 2=A2?=

I'm going with Tamarack for my '58 stepside. Cut & dragged it out of the swamp
ourselves. It's currently drying in a friend's wood shop. My bed is pretty
customized, so I figured I'd go the whole 9yds. Aside from blowing out the
front differential on my uncle's '78 F250, the cost has been $54 for the
milling, and another $40 for planing/storage. We're going to make some custom
bed rails (my bed is 2+" longer than stock), and fabricating a whole new
bed-to-frame assembly.

You guys just don't appreciate hard work I guess...

Although I see the benefits of plywood. You don't have to worry about the wood
drying too much and splitting on you or anything like that.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 18:45:27 EST
From: FiftySevenF100 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

In a message dated 12/23/99 3:59:45 PM !!!First Boot!!!, Bellx2 erols.com
writes:

<< Ken .. Peggy .. thanks for your support of Ford "truck'n" through your
professional administration of the FTE "package." Best holiday wishes
for you both, the little one, and all list members and FTE families.
RAY 'N FRAN >>

Ditto for Tammy, me, and the kids! Thanks Ken & Peggy. Our lives are much
richer for this endevor - even with the ch*vy flame wars. Look forward to
seeing you in Pigeon Forge again.

Glenn in TN

Glenn in TN
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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 17:26:02 -0700
From: "Kenneth Marty" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

Merry Christmas Everybody...

Its been a long time since I posted anything, just been lurking in the
background. Since we are talking about Bed replacement I have a question
about stock fender width, how far is it between bed side and the lip of the
fender? Why I ask is, when I bought the truck { 55 F100} it didn't have a
bed . I went with the Pro's Pick Bed
and red oak wood, Just need to know if stock size fenders will fit, I
installed a 1965 9'' rearend I think it was pretty close to the same size as
stock rearend.

Thanks for the help and waiting hopefully for the new list .

Ken 55 F100 350/350 Now in Denver CO.

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 19:59:23 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed

Just thought of a little warning to those thinking of using red oak (and do use it, it's gorgeous). IF or When you do scratch the finish off BE SURE to dab some new finish on it as Red oak turns Grey REAL FAST when weathered.

Have a great holiday all!!

Ray C
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On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:55:05 Ray or Fran Bell wrote:
>Yeah Tom .. have to agree about final appearance of red oak. However, my
>wife unit likes to drive "Nifty" around and haul stuff like bags of mulch
>home from the garden center. (I draw the line on rocks.) When her thumb's
>all nice and green I just open the tailgate and hose 'er out. (the truck,
>not the wife that is.)
>RAY
>
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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 20:05:00 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

I'll be politically correct and say:
Merry Ford Christmas and Happy Ford New Year to all :)

Ray C
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On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:00:57 Ed Ellston wrote:
>I'll be brave and politically incorrect and say:
>
>Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!
>
>--- Ray or Fran Bell erols.com> wrote:
>> Ken .. Peggy .. thanks for your support of Ford
>> "truck'n" through your
>> professional administration of the FTE "package."
>> Best holiday wishes
>> for you both, the little one, and all list members
>> and FTE families.
>> RAY 'N FRAN
>>
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>>
>
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