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Modelacrazyq 01-11-2021 06:34 PM

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Hey all, I did a search but came up empty handed, I知 goin after a wide bed and steel cab tomorrow (3 hours 1 way) and I知 looking for pictures of how the wide bed mounts to the frame. I have a running chassis I知 putting the cab and bed on, I have experience with narrow beds but I致e never seen the underside of a wide bed so any pics you might have will be a great help! The bed has a steel floor also but no wood that I can see, does the wood get sandwiched in the floor somehow? Thanks for the help!!

Gary WA 01-11-2021 06:42 PM

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no wood on wide bed metal only.

Keith True 01-11-2021 07:21 PM

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The wood in a wide bed is under the steel top skin.The wood does the supporting,the steel is just the top skin.The mounting points will be self explanatory once you look at it.

Modelacrazyq 01-11-2021 10:23 PM

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Thanks guys! I’m excited to scope it all out tomorrow!,

Jim Brierley 01-12-2021 12:34 PM

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All widebeds are not the same, but all attach to the frame in the same way.

Modelacrazyq 01-12-2021 06:41 PM

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If anyone has pictures I’d love to see them. There may be a sub rail in there I’m missing?

Modelacrazyq 01-12-2021 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith True (Post 1972957)
The wood in a wide bed is under the steel top skin.The wood does the supporting,the steel is just the top skin.The mounting points will be self explanatory once you look at it.

Does that mean some of the through bolts in the floor line up with the frame holes?

Keith True 01-12-2021 07:13 PM

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I can't quite remember if the bolts actually go through the steel floor skin or not.I should know,I put a new steel floor in one years ago.I think the owner told me the steel skin and the wood subfloor cost nearly the same.The wood subrails in the wide bed run the whole length of the bed,they don't end at the rear frame crossmember like the narrow bed ones do.I seem to remember the price of the long ones was nearly triple the price of the short ones.The wood subrails do all the supporting in the widebed,in the narrow bed the steel lower siderails do the supporting.

Modelacrazyq 01-12-2021 07:34 PM

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That’s what is missing! Okay that makes more sense I will do some research and see if I ca find them online. I knew the narrow beds have a wood sill but this is the first wide bed I’ve fooled with. Thanks for the help!

Modelacrazyq 01-12-2021 07:43 PM

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Okay I found the sills, looks like the carriage bolts drop through and some attach through the frame I知 guessing. I知 surprised no one has popped a pic in here, maybe these beds really are rare! Lol

CarlG 01-12-2021 08:13 PM

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There is a copy of the Ford blueprint on the Snyder's on line catalog.

https://snydersantiqueauto.com/Produ...R-WOOD-WIDEBED

Bob C 01-12-2021 08:42 PM

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I have these pictures that somebody posted some time ago.

MickeyT 01-12-2021 09:10 PM

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I took the metal floor out of my late '31 wide bed and replaced with a wood floor. You can see a number of photos at my website.

http://www.turnbophotography.com

Mike/Nebraska 01-12-2021 09:34 PM

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Look in the new Mac's catalog. There's pictures of the bed broke down. They have awood underfloor with the metal floor over it.

Modelacrazyq 01-12-2021 09:57 PM

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Perfect guys! Thanks!

Nasukau 01-12-2021 10:16 PM

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Here is a picture of the bottom that someone had provided for me.

Denny

Modelacrazyq 01-13-2021 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Nasukau (Post 1973478)
Here is a picture of the bottom that someone had provided for me.

Denny

Very nice! Do you have any mesurements for the big wood sub rails? Where do the bolts drop in? Doesn稚 look like the bed is attached to the frame by much since it overhangs the frame so much

Jim Brierley 01-13-2021 12:25 PM

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The bolts go thru both the metal and wood, then into existing holes in the frame. Obvious once you see them.

Modelacrazyq 01-13-2021 05:25 PM

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thank you Jim!

ed thibodeau 01-13-2021 05:58 PM

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If you are going to replace the box subfloor you might want to use Wolmanised SIC


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