Bed repair

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Bed repair

Post by Quackhunter1975 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:47 pm

Finally gathered enough parts to start my project. Question is how do you go about replacing outer bed panel if floor is good?

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Re: Bed repair

Post by Quackhunter1975 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:39 pm

Just wanting to know if it is spot welded to inner bed side and if possible to separate the outer from the inner.

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Re: Bed repair

Post by Hobcobble » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm

What year box? :thinking

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Re: Bed repair

Post by PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:08 pm

Hobcobble wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm
What year box? :thinking

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John, its a yr with inner wall panels.....therefore, NOT pre 65.5

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Re: Bed repair

Post by Jim100 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Removing the inner bed( ribbed) from the outer (swept part) is a spot welded pain. I couldn't do it. Not to say you cant though. Spot weld drills and or grinding. The top is what did me in.

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Re: Bed repair

Post by Quackhunter1975 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 pm

Ok. Was afraid of the spot welds being a pain. I have 4 beds to try to make one good one. One is 65.5 two are 68 and last one is late 69-71 it has the dude markings on it. Trying to just use the 65.5 and the 68’s. Thanks for info.

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Re: Bed repair

Post by Jim100 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:48 am

Depends on if you want perfect show type or frankentruck (mine) or in between. With some carefull cutting in hidden areas with maybe a plasma cutter you should be able to get something .
Good luck.

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