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Old 08-31-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

All, I want to replace my 9 hard wood pine truck bed planks. I see so many companies out there and prices that I'd like to ask the opinion of fellow truck enthusiasts who they recommend for hard wood pine bed planks.

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

pine is a soft wood. Did you look at GMCPauls?

http://www.gmcpauls.com/47-72_BedWood_Info.htm
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

"southern yellow" pine is hardwood and what was originally installed in the trucks. All other pines are softwood - so, it's true, you can't just stroll into home depot and grab some cheap pine boards - they won't last long at all. Most base-level kits are oak, a great stable hardwood - and then the prices ramp up from there as you get more exotic. One company I have heard all positive comments on is Mar-K, and the focus of their busines sis bed parts and bed wood. Might be worth a look.

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

Thanks fro the advice on Mar-K. Just spoke with Amy and ordered the wood, steel and HW for the 49.

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Old 09-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

i live where Southern Yellow Pine is grown and harvested.. has been called a NON hardwood for as long as i can remember..... but that is what was used... back in the day.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:09 PM   #6
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

i used sinker pecky cypress in my 49 an instead of all them diffrent sizes i used 5 boards instead with 1 1/2 flat bar an it turned out awsome, but it doesnt have to be hardwood just use what u want
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

Mar-K has good products you will be happy with the results
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:47 AM   #8
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Re: 1949 Wood planks for 3100 Shortbed

Guys, thanks for all the help. I ordered the complete set in hard pine from MAR-K and I'll keep all posted on the progress and product. I'll paint the wood with POR -15 then a high eend paint from my local HW store. I'm also reconditioning the original side boards that came with the truck. The guy supposedly ordered them when he bought the truck. They are in great condition.

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