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Old 04-03-2020, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default 1934 pickup bed

I am missing a bed for my 34 ford fenderless hotrod. I dont want new. If anyone has a lead on a 31 widebed t0 1936 bed anything in that range please let me know. Also wondering if anyone ever had success using a later 37-48 bed and narrowing it for earlier use. I dont know if a 1936 bed-front and tailgate would fit to narrow a 40-41 for example. any Ideas welcome. I am not really wanting to go the homemade flatbed route. would prefer any older bed with patina preferred as long as it fits. I am in san bernardino $$ in hand. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:57 AM   #2
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Someone made replacement beds, I believe it was Westcote. I think
Westcote reads this forum. G.M.

On another thread someone posted Mack Hil as the person reproducing
the 34 pick/up body and supplies the correct parts. G.M.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:05 AM   #3
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I see some new sheet metal beds for $$3000 and up. One company makes beds with blank sides(no embossing) for around $1700 with no floor nor structure. but I really would like and old bed. I am doing "the old farm truck look". all the running gear is old weathered but fully up to spec and tight. I need to come up with the equally weathered/used bed. I could go in the $1000 range for usable weathered bedsides/posts/front panel. I could fab my own structure and get a new tailgate and spray Eastwood red primer and age it a little. So If anyone has some usable bed parts. I expect a few holes, dents and such. what do you guys have for $1000. disassembled used sides front panel posts would make it easier to pick-up. I did look at the photos of a great looking 32 bead in fresno for $600 only problem with the 32( or 31 wide) are they are something like 10-12" too short in front of the wheel centerline. so i am thinkin a 33 thru 36 bed is what I need. and the other wonderment is if the later 37-46 range bed could narrowed some way, maybe using the earlier front panel and tailgate? I was hoping someone might have experience on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am just getting set-up again as the weather is first getting dry and compfortable outside. Got a new silver tarp to put up over for sun shading. I am assembling the vintage dropped front axle w/reverse eyes sprg and dropped arms, and have an F1 box. I added some pics of just before I hauled her home. have couple hundred hours in though since. thanks for any feedback
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:38 AM   #4
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Try posting a "Want Ad" on the "A" Site here.
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:30 AM   #5
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #6
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I have a very nice early Ford bed, not to sure of the year, would say pre '41. The paint appears to be original Lt green Ford. I'll take a pix of the bed today.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:56 AM   #7
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Took several pix of the bed I have. It has 46-47 written on the front panel, however the fenders appear to be '35-38, you can see an imprint on the left side panel where the original tear drop fenders were mounted. Bed is 4'6" wide, 6'-7" long, 18" deep. minor rust out in the lower stake pockets. Paint is similar to phone company green. Would not be to hard to cut the bed down, width/length. Script tailgate.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:08 PM   #8
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I have a bed from Mack Hills in Missouri on my 32 pickup. It is an authentic reproduction and very well made. You can recreate the patina.
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:48 PM   #9
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Too bad you are so many miles away, I have a pr of 46 sides,a sort of messed up headboard,(top roll is there but they added a flat pc of sheet metal from the roll down) which is bowed toward cab ! Shipping would probably kill ya ?
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Old 04-09-2020, 01:42 PM   #10
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Finally got around to taking some pix of the bed I have.
The original color is close to telephone company green. The bed was on a trailer chassis when I got it, pretty straight, with minimal rust out in the lower portion of the stake pockets. has a script tail gate. Fenders are '35-38, pattern on bed sides where the original tear drop fenders were mounted.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:37 PM   #11
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HI. this is winkster... i have a nice 33/34 bed, head board, tail gate, wood/metal floor, little or very little rust, sides are straight , no damage..wink32ford@yahoo.com thanks
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:14 PM   #12
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:36 PM   #13
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does anyone know the shipping weight of a stock 1934 ford pickup bed?
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:38 PM   #14
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does anyone know the weight of a stock 1934 ford pickup bed?
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:50 PM   #15
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I bought one from Mac products and I believe it was about 250 -275lbs.
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Old 05-09-2020, 06:56 PM   #16
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Just to let you know i purchased the 34 bed from wink. It shoukd get shipped her in a while...so I am fixed on the bed, Thanks for all the useful comments guys
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