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Old 05-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #26
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Re: Cheap cheap bed floors??

Grumpy-I Saw a 66 long bed with TREX decking (the plastic boards) and chrome strips that looked really nice. I am planning on using that for my 64 shortbox. Use your router just like on wood.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:49 PM   #27
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Re: Cheap cheap bed floors??

So, an 8' sheet of plywood is long enough?
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:43 PM   #28
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Use a sheet of plywood and mount your strips right over it, shuold look and work fine.
That's what I did. 2 sheets exterior grade split in the middle. Longbed needs 9 foot sheets
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:13 AM   #29
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Re: Cheap cheap bed floors??

Are you asking about a shortbed or a longbed? IIRC the wood in a longbed fleetside measures 97.5"

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Old 11-04-2018, 02:15 AM   #30
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Are you asking about a shortbed or a longbed? IIRC the wood in a longbed fleetside measures 97.5"
Sorry,
I was asking for a longbed.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:15 PM   #31
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Not long enough for a longbed. I used 10' lengths cut down.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:24 PM   #32
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I used composite boards for mine. Changed them this past summer. You will actually use the Facia boards instead of the deck boards. I got mine at Lowes. It is the gray color. I painted my metal strips black. Looks like an old truck bed but it won't rot. The only thing I would do differently is to add a cross member at the back end just past the fender wells. It is sturdy and looks great. Adding a cross member would make it even sturdier. I'll post pics if you need them. Take care.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:48 PM   #33
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That's what I did. 2 sheets exterior grade split in the middle.
I did the exact same!
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:53 PM   #34
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Treated 3/4" plywood & stainless steel strips.

As Mr. Spock would say: "Crude but effective".
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:09 AM   #35
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My buddy hooked me up with some aluminum sheets...
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:42 AM   #36
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Treated, torched, finished plywood from Lowes with painted strips. I think the finished product looked a little better with the hardware installed. I snapped this pic during the process though.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:18 PM   #37
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I used composite boards for mine. Changed them this past summer. You will actually use the Facia boards instead of the deck boards. I got mine at Lowes. It is the gray color. I painted my metal strips black. Looks like an old truck bed but it won't rot. The only thing I would do differently is to add a cross member at the back end just past the fender wells. It is sturdy and looks great. Adding a cross member would make it even sturdier. I'll post pics if you need them. Take care.
I'm undecided on whet I'll use on my new/modded bed floor.
Any more info you can provide? Are the Facia boards 3/4" thick or a different dimension?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #38
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Yes. they are 1x8's. Same dimensions as traditional lumber. Looked up the groove pattern and cut everything like a traditional board from the factory. Some say that the boards aren't rigid. Well.. Besides the back of your truck where you don't have a cross member, everything else works great. I just used whatever was at the big box store. I haven't restored my truck yet. When I do I may order boards in a particular color that would look nicer. I'll try to get some pics tonight.
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Yes. they are 1x8's. Same dimensions as traditional lumber. Looked up the groove pattern and cut everything like a traditional board from the factory. Some say that the boards aren't rigid. Well.. Besides the back of your truck where you don't have a cross member, everything else works great. I just used whatever was at the big box store. I haven't restored my truck yet. When I do I may order boards in a particular color that would look nicer. I'll try to get some pics tonight.
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Google my TREX posts, you'll see exactly how I did it.
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