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Old 01-11-2021, 06:34 PM   #1
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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!!
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no wood on wide bed metal only.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:21 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
Does that mean some of the through bolts in the floor line up with the frame holes?
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:23 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I’m excited to scope it all out tomorrow!,
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All widebeds are not the same, but all attach to the frame in the same way.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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
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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
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:42 PM   #12
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I have these pictures that somebody posted some time ago.
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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.

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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.
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Perfect guys! Thanks!
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Here is a picture of the bottom that someone had provided for me.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:33 AM   #17
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Here is a picture of the bottom that someone had provided for me.

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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
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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.
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thank you Jim!
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If you are going to replace the box subfloor you might want to use Wolmanised SIC
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