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Old 12-16-2005, 06:58 AM
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wood floor of a box

Ok everyone im hoping someone can help me with this. I have a 1973 ford f250 with a 460 big block. I am restoring the entire truck from motor work to interior and exterior. However I have came across a problem with the floor of my truck box, it is all rusted out and braking away, however I don't want to go out and bye a new box so I was wondering if anyone new how to put a wood floor in a box but without having to bye a kit. Just diy type of thing. So please if anyone knows how its done help

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Old 12-16-2005, 08:51 AM
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I put steel checker plate in my 51...........If you are going to use the truck to haul stuff, that is the way to go.
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The wood part is pretty easy--when there was wood there to begin with. My Dad and I replaced the wood in my '51 Chev half ton back in 1980. We used 2X4 stock instead of the original 1" stuff. We even used two extra boards in the floor. We also bought new metal skid strips from the local Chevy dealer.

We didn't have a saw to cut the boards for the skid strips so we took them to a friend who had a radial arm saw and he did them for us.

If you are working at replacing an existing metal floor with wood, you'll have to figure out some way to attach the bed wood to the bedsides, and then the whole bed to the truck frame. I've never heard of anyone who makes a bed wood kit to replace a metal floor...

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