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looking for a bed
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:41:14 PM »
I am looking for a bed for my 34 Ford, please let me know what you have.
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 07:11:31 PM »
I always say  , If you can't find one , build one . They are really not that hard , it's what most of us end up doing .
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 10:51:02 PM »
And don't limit yourself to a '34 Ford bed. Here's pic of one of my favorite trucks of all time, a Model A Ford pickup with a Chevy box. Looks cooler than the shady side of an iceberg! Old Ford boxes are expensive; old Chevy, not so much. Heck, you can even cut out the Chevy logo and weld a Ford script in its place; that'll keep 'em scratching their heads.
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:06:30 AM »
I built the one on my 47 and the one on the 36. You can find kits too that you can build to your specs.
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 12:28:27 PM »
Trust me I dont care what the bed is off of just I can make it look good
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 05:33:09 PM »
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »
hotwheels do you happen to have any pics of the 2 beds you built?
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 04:29:14 AM »
Here ya go
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 06:41:47 PM »
Here ya go

Nice! Why don't you bless us with examples of your handiwork more often?
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 07:21:14 PM »
Here ya go

Nice! Why don't you bless us with examples of your handiwork more often?


I agree that some really nice stuff
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 04:32:18 AM »
I usually try to share my work with everyone. I think when i built the boxes, i may not have had the site up and running at the time and posted most of the pics on our facebook page. I will try to share more if i haven't done so though....
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 05:48:59 PM »
This is one I built for the '36 dodge truck . The sides are 16g and the rear is 20g and the tailgate and side rail rolls are made from emt conduit

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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 04:30:52 AM »
Lookin good man. See, it's not that bad to build your own. I used the same size metal on both of my boxes here.
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2012, 02:40:59 PM »
it look s like I will be giving it a try, i will have to find someone with a brake to bend the metal for me.
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
I think you are making a good choice
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 07:49:22 PM »
34 with homemade box:

(It looks like my truck but it's not).
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2012, 04:33:53 AM »
It's really not that bad. If you take your time, you'll build something schweet and you will like it much more....
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 03:59:54 PM »
its really just the bends that bother me.  what do you use top of the bed sides?
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
If you are talking about the curl on the bed rail , I used emt conduit from the Home Depot and welded it to the bed sides and smoothed it to look like one continuous bend
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 02:22:26 PM »
I made mine also, I tore apart an old trailer for the sides and fabricated the front and back then welded em together. heres a pic of outside and in.

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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 03:45:48 PM »
Is that at Walmart ?!?!?.... Haha... What the heck was your truck doing in there?


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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 04:10:42 PM »
Wal mart HAHAHAHAHA
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2013, 12:05:31 AM »
Is that at Walmart ?!?!?.... Haha... What the heck was your truck doing in there?
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We may have just found the most badass guy on RRN   :o  Drives his rat right into WalMart!  Parking lots are for pussies, right?  8)
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2013, 06:38:14 AM »
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Parking lots are for pussies, right?  8)

Damn straight......he's my hero
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Re: looking for a bed
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2013, 01:02:45 PM »
looong story on that one haha..... My girl at that time, her father didn't like me to much, well at all. But he was a car guy and he didn't like how "messed" up I made mine...He is die hard full original restoration type of person, which I love just like every other car enthusiast. But he hated what I had (of course), which was probably only because I was dating his daughter but anyways he co owns a walmart and one day he calls me up and asks me if I wanted to come to a car show they had going on in the parking lot. I though great finally he might talk to me and sound like he doesn't want to kill me, so I went on over, needless to say first place got his car "shown off" in walmart (I was never told this). Well he is the one who "rigged" it so I would win and made me leave it in Walmart for 2 MONTHS! Not worth it.

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