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Old 03-12-2011, 05:09 PM
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1959 bed Floor

I'm in the process of restoring a 1959 F-100 and need to replace pickup bed floor.The truck is a styleside and I need the ribbed center section. Are there sources for a replacement? If not, is the panel ribbing the same as later models so I could use the panels available for later models?

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:54 PM
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wish i could help but interested i going to have to redo my bed also.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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I had the same problem, my whole bed floor was rusted through. I ended up just buying another one on craigslist for $100 it had been sitting on some guy's farm for years and was in great shape. Since these trucks aren't as popular as the earlier years, used parts are usually a lot cheaper when you find them.

I'm sure you could cut the floor out of any newer bed but if you can find a decent bed someone it will probably be cheaper.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:57 PM
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I agree with F250racer finding a new bed would be your best bet. Ford used the same bed for the styleside from 1957 -1964 so finding one in good shape shouldn't be too diifficult.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:29 PM
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Yeah good luck. No one reproduces that floor. I guess the wood beds are easiest.
 
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Well you guys I just had the floor of my box replaced only about 3 months ago. The body shop that is doing the body work for me cut out the old and custom made the 4 corner pieces along with laying in the new sheet metal. The replacement sheet metal was actually for a 70 something Chevy (< Bad word I know), it turned out really nice though. Here are a few pictures I try to find a few more later. I will also see if I can figure out where the sheet metal came from and what year truck.


The shape of the sheet metal^

First layout of the new sheet metal^

This is a picture of the custom fabricating of the edge where it meets the tailgate.^
 
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If you're concerned about having the exact ribbing size/shape, you can always have a sheet metal shop custom make a bed floor for you. It sounds more expensive than it really is. I worked on an old truck once where the owner wanted to replace the wood floor with a ribbed steel floor. We found it was more cost effective to have a floor custom made to our exact specifications, than to try to make something work from a used part.
 
 
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