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Old 07-31-2012, 05:59 PM
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Metal Stakes for Script Flatbed

I am restoring a mid-50's Ford stakebed for my '56 F-350 dually, and have 16 of the 20 steel stakes necessary stakes to complete a full set of side boards. Does anybody know if these are available from FORD or another source? I think the stakes were used for many years on many variations of FORD stake beds.
The stakes are stamped and formed steel, 35" total length. The area that goes into the stake pocket is a rectangle 1.5" x 3"

I just need four to complete the set. I am replacing all the wood, so that is not a factor.

Pictures of the F-350 can be seen in My Garage. Here are photos of each side of the metal stakes:





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That could be easily reproduced at any decent sheet metal shop. I also think ya could find them at the junk yard on other makes of trucks. I got some from a Dodge that where the exact same. Maybe they where Ford that was there. IDK for sure. But they can be made at a shop really easy Bud.
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Bed stakes are and were usually made by the bed manufacturer, not the truck manufacturer... the bed should have a data plate on it with the manufacturer's info, and that will narrow the search down dramatically... A great many truck repair shops carry spare stakes , and the rails are just a cut to fit deal.. most modern trucks use babinga wood rails, as it is very durable in the sun and weather... it is however not cheap wood, but it is very strong and durable !! I am not sure where you live, but there are several gate manufacturers in the City of Commerce, ca. I am sure a google search would help!
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OP's "About Me" profile: TX / More Ford trucks have been sold new in TX than anywhere else (CA is second). Should have no problemo finding stake bed makers in TX.
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I am restoring a mid-50's Ford stakebed for my '56 F-350 dually, and have 16 of the 20 steel stakes necessary stakes to complete a full set of side boards. Does anybody know if these are available from FORD or another source? I think the stakes were used for many years on many variations of FORD stake beds.
The stakes are stamped and formed steel, 35" total length. The area that goes into the stake pocket is a rectangle 1.5" x 3"

I just need four to complete the set. I am replacing all the wood, so that is not a factor.

Pictures of the F-350 can be seen in My Garage. Here are photos of each side of the metal stakes:





Just sent you an email. Maybe these will help.?
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Thanks for the input guys. I should have mentioned that this is an original FORD Script factory "platform bed".

I believe that many were sold from the early 50's to 60's with virtually the same construction. Only the lenght and width changed based on the size of the truck, and therefore, the number of stakesides. It is identical to the example in the FORD truck parts book - I even have the correct original hardware.

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Platform = Flat Bed

Platform & Rack = Stake Bed.

The script beds were replaced by FORD block letters in 1957.
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The bed on my 65 was off of a 64 that was used up in Susanville, Ca prison system.
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