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Old 12-02-2020, 08:45 AM   #21
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To answer your question about what to seal the boards under the metal floor......
Roy Nacewicz told me that the closest he found to the color that Ford used was Minwax Ebony wood finish.
Of course in a reproduction bed you can only get to the bottom of the boards, but if you are replacing the metal floor of the bed, you can then work on the top side.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:13 AM   #22
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I second Bruce's recommendation for using Minwax ebony stain/sealer. It also replicates what Ford used on wood floorboards in the cab and in passenger car bodies.
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This is great info. Thanks guys. Since the bed is completely disassembled, I will be able to stain each board on all sides.
This will be a slow process in bringing this truck back to life since my time is limited and it is not in the best shape to begin with, but I will be sure to share progress with you all.
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:13 AM   #24
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You got the bumps . I can see them
I don't think Mac Hils would have put the bumps in the floor unless they were original. I have not reduced my research to that degree of minutia but I can only say I believe the bumps are correct. The two outer subfloor boards are notched as well as is the bedside for clearance of the shock arms. I believe the small bump in the bed floorboard is for the same purpose. At 89 I tried to crawl under my truck for a refreshing my memory look but, alas my old body just wouldn't let me get into the right position to view it. Perhaps one of you younger fellers could clear this up. LOL
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:19 AM   #25
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I don't think Mac Hils would have put the bumps in the floor unless they were original. I have not reduced my research to that degree of minutia but I can only say I believe the bumps are correct. The two outer subfloor boards are notched as well as is the bedside for clearance of the shock arms. I believe the small bump in the bed floorboard is for the same purpose. At 89 I tried to crawl under my truck for a refreshing my memory look but, alas my old body just wouldn't let me get into the right position to view it. Perhaps one of you younger fellers could clear this up. LOL
Thanks Lawson. My original bed floor definitely does not have the bumps, nor does any other '36 bed floor I find pictures of. I think the rendered image displayed on Mack Hils website as well as Macs is just a generic image used for all years. I do wonder what years actually have the bumps.

I plan to order the bed floor this week from Mack Hils and will post an image of it once I have it. From what I have heard about Mack Hils, I am sure whatever I get will be correct.

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Old 12-02-2020, 04:05 PM   #26
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Old 12-16-2020, 03:41 PM   #28
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Update: Looks like I might just repair my old bed floor tin or form the panel myself. Shipping charges for the bed floor and the wood under the floor from Mack Hils is just about $1000. I know it’s a good size panel but when I have a pallet of 19g sheetmetal delivered from Chicago area, it’s around $300. I shipped a Pullmax machine from Florida for $400. Call me a cheapskate but I just cannot justify spending that much to ship a sheetmetal bed floor.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:42 PM   #29
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Update: Looks like I might just repair my old bed floor tin or form the panel myself. Shipping charges for the bed floor and the wood under the floor from Mack Hils is just about $1000. I know itís a good size panel but when I have a pallet of 19g sheetmetal delivered from Chicago area, itís around $300. I shipped a Pullmax machine from Florida for $400. Call me a cheapskate but I just cannot justify spending that much to ship a sheetmetal bed floor.
You're not a cheapskate,,, I'd cringe at that price too Wonder who they are using for a shipper????
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Nope, Itís an optical illusion. Itís the flange thatís bent outward into the bedside detail. My bed floor definitely does not have the bumps like in the illustration.
WHATEVER. Mac Hils product is correct. Have faith Grasshopper.
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WHATEVER. Mac Hils product is correct. Have faith Grasshopper.
“WHATEVER”??? Sorry Lawson, but I’ve never used Mack’s products before and the drawing on their site does not represent what came in my pickup. I apologize for wanting affirmation of their products from the folks on this forum. I thought that’s why we were all here, to help one another. Honestly, and to be frank, lately you been a bit unfriendly on other peoples posts when they are simply just looking for a little help. You are making me, and probably others as well, wonder if joining this forum has been the best idea. If it wasn’t for all the kind and decent folks I have met on here I probably would just call it quits. Try to be a little nicer to people and stop being the “curmudgeon” you say you’ve become. Besides... it’s Christmas.

Sorry for the rant! Merry Christmas.

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Just trying to help, albeit possibly not in a politically correct way. Merry Christmas to you as well.
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Just trying to help, albeit possibly not in a politically correct way. Merry Christmas to you as well.
No harm done Lawson. This forum just seems like a real good group of guys... and maybe some gals... maybe. Everyone seems so willing to help each other out and I would hate for it to turn nasty like some of the other forums I exited from. Sorry if speaking my mind was in bad taste.
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Old 12-17-2020, 10:47 PM   #34
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I think that is a generic image as you say the 37s dont have the bulge like 33/34 ,I was just discussing this with a buddy here the import costs would be over the top so he intends to make one up, you need a bead roller .Ted
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I think that is a generic image as you say the 37s dont have the bulge like 33/34 ,I was just discussing this with a buddy here the import costs would be over the top so he intends to make one up, you need a bead roller .Ted
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Old 12-17-2020, 11:22 PM   #36
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I used the metal floor for my 1934 from Mack Hill and fit perfectly; got the wood from him as well and sealed the wood with ebony stain as been mentioned. Mack Hill has very good "stuff/parts" that "fit".

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I used the metal floor for my 1934 from Mack Hill and fit perfectly; got the wood from him as well and sealed the wood with ebony stain as been mentioned. Mack Hill has very good "stuff/parts" that "fit".

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Yes he does, good parts good folks.

I might add , get Mac's book Ford Pickups 1932-1953 it is a nice book. A LOT of pictures of the '35-'36 pickups, more devoted pages than the other years, which is fine by me those two years are my all time favorites. But I like seeing them all!
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:26 PM   #38
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I have the Mac Hills book ,hes the go to guy alright ,
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I have the Mac Hills book ,hes the go to guy alright ,
Ted I like the picture in Mac Hils' book of the '34 pickup on the job site, the one that new house is being built!!
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Yes Jeff that's a great picture ,good to see a working truck,
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