1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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I'm going to replace the rusted-out bedfloor on my truck soon in shop, and I need to order some sheetmetal. What gauge should I go with? I won't have the ribs working for me like the factory floor, so I'm torn as to what thickness to use for durability. Needs to withstand stuff being back there (especially if I were to haul some scrap), but needs to not weigh a ton and cost an arm and a leg for the steel. Any ideas?
if you use straight sheetmetal you will need to add a lot more crossmembers in the bed. another option would be replacement panels or a replacement bed-both can be jy finds. but to answer your question i think 14ga would be alright, maybe 12 if you were hauling a lot back there
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