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Old 12-13-2005, 06:09 PM
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62 Chevy Pickup Bed

I'm going to put in some treated plywood into the floor of the bed of my 62, Chevy, 3/4 ton, long bed. Unless someone knows a shortcut, I'm going to lay the plywood down then have to get underneath and mark where the bolt holes should be drilled. I've decided to mark the holes with spray paint. Is there a better (quicker) way to get a bed in this truck?


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Nice truck! I once owned a 66 1/2 ton stepside, and loved it (good ole 3 on the tree!). Just a question if you don't mind my asking: Why not put in the original type bedwood with the boards and metal strips? Is this a daily driver and you just want a bed that you don't mind beating up a little? The reason I ask is that with a beautiful truck like that the original wood kits are really nice and the manufacturers tell you exactly how to mount it to the bed crossmembers. You can even have chrome strips and hardware, as well as putting a highgloss finish on the wood.

Just curious, I'm sure you have a reason for the treated stuff---just not too pretty IMO.
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cruzinTLT: Thanks. This was an old plumbers truck. When he retired he used it as a camper/fishing truck. He really abused the darned thing. I managed to get it looking pretty good but if I ever buy another old truck, I will get one with fewer dents. lol....

I don't have a garage or even a car port so putting oak back in is not a good option. Once the plywood is down, I will put some aluminum diamond plate over it to finish it off.
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I replaced the rotted out wood in my 51 Ford stepside with a piece of steel checker plate. Don't have to worry if I want to haul some crap.....and I do.
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Nuff said, I don't have a garage yet either. Diamond plate will serve you well. Keep on truckin'
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then why don't you just get a thicker piece of diamond plate ??



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The original wood was 1/2" thick. I need something that thickness or I will have to put in spacers to secure the fenders. The plywood will also dampen the sound a bit and make the bed much more substantial. Since it's treated wood it should last a long time.
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The original wood was 1/2" thick. I need something that thickness or I will have to put in spacers to secure the fenders. The plywood will also dampen the sound a bit and make the bed much more substantial. Since it's treated wood it should last a long time.
Hmmm...
I'm not convinced of that. Plywood BEING plywood ... treated or not will absorb water and want to seperate, won't it?

I love the beauty of a wood floor, but if this is going to be an "outdoors" truck, then maybe a solid metal replacement floor might be the way to go.

You know what might be interesting is that "TREX" type decking that is made from recycled plastics. Somebody needs to custom-mold that stuff as a replacement for truck beds! Tough, durable, light-weight, rot-free, and QUIET.
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It's a lot more expensive, but you might want to consider Marine grade plywood. It will last a lot longer then regular treated without expanding and contracting as much. The last time I bought some it was around 100 Bux a 4 X 8 X 3/4 sheet.

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and the last time I bought a 4'x8' 1/4" plate it was less than $100. its still just sitting in the bed of my 79 F250 keeping everything from falling out!!!


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I used treated ply on a trailer floor one time, never again. Rotted from the inside out, glue let go, was total crap in about 5 years. Refloored it with 5/4 treated deck boards, a much better way to go. Guess I just wanted to say that I have used treated ply and was not happy, marine may be the better way to go.
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I went to get some marine grade but Home Depot no longer carries it. They said that there wasn't enough demand.

I'm going to look into that "trex" stuff. If I can't find it, I may go with some treated boards instead of the plywood. Thanks for the replies.
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