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Wood Bed In 72 Jimy

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jaros44, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. jaros44

    jaros44 1/2 ton status

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    NEW MEMBER NEW COMPUTER NEW TO FORUMS.OK HERE GOES. IVE GOTTEN MY RUSTY BED FLOOR OUT AND I WANT TO INSTALL MY WOOD KIT. HAS ANYONE DONE THIS BEFORE? CAN IT BE DONE? IF I LIFT THE JIMY 1" IT SHOULD COMPENSATE FOR THE THICKNESS OF THE WOOD. PLS ADVISE IF I POSTED THIS ON THE WRONG FORUM. THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME, BUT I HAVE40 YEARS EXP. IN RESTORATION. PS DON'T TELL MY SON I WAS ON HERE BECAUSE HE SAID NOT TO. HE'S A JEEP GUY AND IT MUST BE A JEEP THING THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND. :confused:
     
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    First ~ Welcome
    Second ~ if you type with your caps lock on then that is considered shouting, plus it is harder to read :D
    So are you planing on putting a wood floor in a Jimmy? I don't think I have ever seen that done before, in a pickup ya but not a Blazer or Jimmy?
    Anyone????
     
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    WELCOME!!!



    Just kidding, welcome to the boards. I also have never seen it in a Blazer/Jimmy but it does look nice on a pickup so why not.
     
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    72 wood bed

    Thanks, I am not very computer savy. I just learned how to turn this thing on a little while ago. 55 years old and still learning how to keep up. Anyway, my problem is to mount it on top of the angle lip of the bedsides which then means I have channel my wheel houses or mount it under the lip of the bedsides which would be easier but I'm not sure of strenght factor being on the bottom side of the 45 degree angle.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, Dude how do you get your letters so big? Yeah, Iknow it looks good in a pick up, thats what gave me the idearr.
     
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    I have seen this sometime last year, he made a sub frame for the floor about an inch high, then used oak boards and the chrome strips designed for the trucks with wood beds,

    also welcome!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome! I've rethought the situation and will be sectioning the wheelhouses. seems like this is the most viable answer. all I have to do is take 3/4" out of the wheelhouses for the thickness of the oak.
     
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    Interesting idea!
    My new black carpet faded considerably after a summer with the top off.
    It now has a orangish hue :(
     
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    Nice job on the truck restore. How bad was it when you started? Bought mine for $700 so you can imagine where i started. My dad had one so this restore is dedicated to him! When I get a chance I'll go thru the rest of your site. :bow:
     
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    Mine did to and we don't get anywhere near the sun you do.
    Starting the search for some "good" replacement carpet that won't fade.
    Know of any?
    Didn't intend to high-jack. :o


    The wood bed idea sounds cool, post some pics of your progress. (when you get that part figured out)

    Welcome to the board from another salted roads victim.
    Glad to see another member in the East.
     
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    Thanks for the site, I was there before but lost the site when I changed computers. He has a filler neck I like.I bought my kit from Classic Ind. before I knew about him.
     
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    don"t worry worry about hijacking,this is an information highway and sometimes you get stepped on! Anyway I enjoy reading your stuff :bow: pls. help with the pics. idea since I'm clueless :confused:
     
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    Funny this is it's not a cheapo carpet.It's an ACC one.Supposed to be quality stuff :confused:
     
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    I thought we were talking about wood not carpeting.I changed my mind again, the wood will mount under the bedside flange thus eliminating the need to section the wheelhouse. My original question at the top of this thread was this strong enough :bow:
     
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    burt, Iwas wondering if could impose amoment of your time. I saw in the chat room a thread answered by vtblazer on ''B'' post replacement. my is so rotted out i have no referance to make up a pattern. Could you ask him for pics
     
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    Not sure I understand your request?
    You need pics of the window frame? B post? not too clear on that term.
    As for contating vtblazer..post up here he will see it :D

    Let me know how I can help :D
     
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    Let try explaining this way. The front of the door is the "a" post therefore the back of the door becomes the "b" post. I need pics of the lower "b" post inside the bedsides. Mine are completely gone and I have no references to make up new sheet metal. I thought I read a thread from vtblazer or restorod about this topic. let me know if you need any further information,I appreciate all the help you guys have given me so far. Looks like the wood bed will be going in sooner then later :bow:
     
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    ahhh gotcha
    I'm not a good resource for what your looking for but I am sure some of the resto doods here can help you with the info you seek :D
    Try making a new thread on what you are after...
     

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