Wood Bedliner kits

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Chris Gennone, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Chris Gennone

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    Anyone know a source for reasonably priced wood bedliner kits? Looking to do one on my '64 similar to the one done on Wheeler Dealers.

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  2. ribald1

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    Between your local lumber yard, a metal yard, and a hardware store, you will find everything you need.
    They are just wood slats with metal runners bolted to them.
     
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    AS ribald1 said, but you may be watching too much T.V.
     
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    only joking with you CHRIS
     
  5. Chris Gennone

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    Ha....not to worry. I spent 20 yrs in NJ so not offended easily!

    I have a classic car service and storage facility here in Scottsdale and of course can go the Home Depot route but was looking for something in kit form that would be easier and save us some time. Thanks!
     
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    If you're looking for something for showtime I'd make something removable for show and remove it the rest of the time because it will trap dirt/moisture and start a rust problem.
     
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    If used as a daily driver. Or washed occasionally.
     
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    Not that these things are not susceptible to rust, should have been nicknamed rustcheros, very few of them in the scope of production survived the cancer.
     
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    ...yeah, the Home Depot route isn't all it's cracked up to be......lol...
     
  11. Lemmy

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    I don’t think a kit for an old pickup is is the way to go. The wood is the actual floor of the bed, there is no sheet metal floor on an old truck. The wood would be about one inch thick and very heavy to remove for cleaning. I’ll have to look up that episode of Wheeler Dealer and see how China fixes a Ranchero
     
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  13. ribald1

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    $1500 for a Ranchero one! and it is just a show bed, you can't use it for anything.
     
  14. Chris Gennone

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    I still haven't found anything reasonable and I don't want a "show bed" as we use the truck. I guess it's on to Home Depot after all...

    Anyone know where you can get just the metal strips?
     
  15. pbsdaddy

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    The 1948 and 1949 Ford F1 came with a metal, not wood, bed. Over the years, many of the kits I linked to, have been laid in, over the metal. It's not the best way, but is the easiest way and the route many chose. With the proper ribs, the boards can be laid in the Ranch and removed for cleaning, etc. Use "fake" bolts every where except those closest to the cab. Since the Ranch tail gate is not straight, but rather sloped toward the cab, it will hold the boards in place at the rear. Some thread inserts and button head screws, at the cab end, would make a nice looking setup and be easy to remove.

    The metal strips can be bought at any supplier, like speedway or one of the many others. Even Ebay. BUT, keep in mind, those boards are routed to accept the strips. If you don't have and are not good with a router, you'll never get the look you want.
     
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    I don't know where you are, but most places have metal supply houses.
    Otherwise Amazon.
     
  17. Basstrix

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    I'll suggest a lumber yard for the wood and one of the pickup restoration companies for the clamp strips that hold the wood in place. They will likely offer stainless or chrome plated and have edges rolled for added stiffness.

    Industrial Metal Supply is a good metal shop in Phoenix area.
     
  18. Chris Gennone

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    Thanks Basstrix. I'll try that.
     

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