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I've looked for repro beds for the big girls, if I'd found one I'd have it ordered, sadly not though.

It's been an expensive week, I also collect vintage Pontiacs and bought a nice 1930 model yesterday, another group of people "enabled" me into that one
Ok,,, where are the pictures???
 
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I have a nice unrestored 29 which can be seen here

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:49 PM
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A few more of the 29.... I'm getting really off topic now. There is also a 28 tourer, a 29 tourer and a 29 buckboard, all in various stages of build.





 
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There is a place in SC that used to make the 8' Express box, well it was as close to the as you would find new. The sides were flat, not raised like all 8' Express boxes. The place is called Dan Carpenter, no relationship to Dennis Carpenter. The still make truck parts but not the 8' box.
 
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Late to the party...

That's the cleanest F2-F3 bed that I've ever seen. I hope you got the running boards and the brackets as well. Considering that the F2/F3 bed, nor the boards, are reproduced, I think that you got a decent deal. Don't forget, the person that is sourcing you the parts also needs to make money, so I'm sure there's some mark up involved.

About a year ago I sold a decent 51/52 F1 bed (complete) to a guy in Australia for $400. I was glad that it was gone. Complete beds don't sell very well here in the states.
 
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Welcome to the party Ilya! Yes, the price includes the running boards and brackets.
 
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Don't forget to have him throw in the cowl vent lid cover. They're easy to remove.
 
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Mine wasn't! Three of the bolts sheared off and when I shake it sounds like a set of maracas there is so much flaky rust inside.
 
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Also, I emailed you on this, but make sure that you get the wooden crossmembers for the bed. The F1 crossmembers were metal, but F2/F3 were wood. Bruce Horkey reproduces the F2/F3 bed crossmembers, but if you can get a set in decent shape, you can use them as patterns and make your own set.
 
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I would if I knew where it was! Those photos are from the parts importer I'm dealing with and I really doubt he'll tell me where it is! It has to be within spitting distance of Long Beach CA though.
I really don't think that is in California! It looks like the front range of the rockies - probably Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana. If it is in Colorado, I would be happy to go take a look at it for you.
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That's someplace dry and desert-like. All that dry sand and sage, and the fact that all the paint has been sun burned off the sheet metal and it's still in one piece says it hasn't seen much rain in its lifetime. Except for the snow in the distance, it looks a lot like my neighborhood.
 
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Im guessing it's in Central Idaho, ask him when you get your box where it came from.

I'm kinda kicking myself right now as I had a chance last year to buy two 48-50 F-2 and F3 trucks for $900 for the pair and I didn't move quick enough. the one had a perfect box, fenders and running boards. oh well.
I do have a fair F-2 Box and fenders right now that I've been trying to get traded to a guy for an f-1 box and cab etc. but hasn't happened yet.
those stake pockets always tend to rust a bit at the bottoms but those bedsides do look really nice.
 
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Right, the truck is in Southen Colorado, near the 4 corners.
 
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Originally Posted by aussiecowboy View Post
Right, the truck is in Southen Colorado, near the 4 corners.

I can see that now! I lived in Cortez Colo for a little while when I was in High school. I wonder where that yard is? Lots of High elevation bean farms in that area, I bet theres lots of old farm trucks in that area still. (time for a road trip)

Here is the F-2 I dragged (literally onto my trailer) with an old John Deere tractor as all four wheels were froze up... Didn't help that the fronts were flat and there were no wheels on the rear axle. the bed sides are great, fenders workable, and tailgate has rust along bottom tube. Trying to work a swap here locally for some other parts but have had schedule conflicts. may just have to sell it?

Maybe We should have Bobj fill a container before he comes over to visit; you could get your parts paid for by the other parts and Bob could get a free trip out of the deal? I wonder how much it costs to ship an entire container there? probably a base fee plus varies by weight??

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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A good idea Josh with one major drawback. Apart from mine I've never seen or even heard of another F2/3 in Aus, so I think the market might be limited. Fill the container with 56 F100 stuff and we might turn a profit!
 

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