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Old 04-25-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Wood supports for a stake body

What kind of wood was used for the support beams between
the steel stake body and the frame of a 1 1/2 ton truck(35/37) ???
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:22 PM   #2
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Good answer gets the door prize.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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For what it is worth, the wood for that purpose in the '32-'34 counterparts was generally oak, but I doubt if that was a hard and fast requirement and that ash, maple, and birch were also used depending on the inventory of unfinished wood on hand at Iron Mountain.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:19 PM   #4
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when I did my 41 1 1/2ton truck the only answer I could find to that question was "straight grain hardwood" I have seen oak, ash, maple. hardwood so it will not compress very easily
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:54 PM   #5
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Alan: Did you also have then planed ???

Did you stain or paint them before assembly ???
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:28 PM   #6
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slightly planed, mostly semi-rough cut. stained them with thinned out black paint and then put on multiple coats of ext sealer. first two pictures are of my 41 3/4 ton, wooden stakes as original, last three are of the 1 1/2 ton truck
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #7
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Alan, can you post a couple of photos of your rear gate
and how it secures and latches ???
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:22 PM   #8
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We were able to save/reuse the original beams on this truck, they were all finger jointed, probably what saved them. I’ll search for my pictures, I still have the original latches/hardware on the truck
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Here’s a couple, others wouldn’t load. I’ve got more pictures I can pm or post as you like.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:32 PM   #10
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I do not have the latch which went into the bed frame as original instead opted to do a lift up and swing rear and both sides from. the picture I took of a 37 stake bed might help you
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:03 PM   #11
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I'm also working on replacing the wood supports for a 36 1.5 ton truck. What size should the wood supports be? Thanks
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