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Project by PuddlePirate posted 08-19-2016 05:19 PM 1609 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Southern Yellow Pine used in the bed of my old truck as well as the side rails. Most people use oak, but this exact model came with Yellow Pine from the factory. We didn’t put anything over the stain to make it glossy because we didn’t want to lose friendships if someone scratched it! One picture is a good shot of the back of the truck when we were at a drive in (8 month pregnant wife) and another side shot showing the bed rails.

Ethan

-- Ethan





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 06:06 PM

Ethan,

Good job! Nice truck … 1949??

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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PuddlePirate

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#2 posted 08-19-2016 06:33 PM

1950! I didn’t own a band saw at the time so my lumber was 1.5 inches thick (variations of 2×6, 2×8, 2×12) and had to plane them down to 3/4” thick.

-- Ethan

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 08-19-2016 06:41 PM

Thanks … from 1949 to 1952 it’s hard to tell without getting a good look at the door handles. Again, nice work … you should be proud!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-19-2016 07:20 PM

That is a beautiful truck. Man what an eye catcher and you did a great job on that bed.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-19-2016 09:13 PM

Nicely done and a LOT more work than most people realize!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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bruce317

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#6 posted 08-19-2016 09:29 PM

Great look’n truck! Also wood bed & sides!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 08-19-2016 09:37 PM

very nice looking truck bed …... would look better if it was a ford …....just kidding ….........GRATZ on little one….GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 08-19-2016 11:20 PM

Nice looking truck! Pretty wife too! Congrats on both counts !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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hunter71

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#9 posted 08-20-2016 12:57 AM

Lookin good. doing a Hickory floor in my 65 stepside.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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PuddlePirate

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#10 posted 08-20-2016 01:26 AM

Thanks everyone for the compliments. It took me two years to restore the truck and I saved the wood bed for the last piece. I think I took three days of leave after a long weekend just for the wood bed. If I had the money I would’ve done it in mesquite (me beings Texan that I am) but I am really pleased with the outcome! Hickory will look amazing too!

-- Ethan

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ajthomas5009

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#11 posted 08-20-2016 03:31 AM

I’ve always loved these 50’s model pickups great job!

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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BurlyBob

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#12 posted 08-20-2016 05:05 AM

That’s really great looking.

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JKMDETAIL

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#13 posted 08-20-2016 11:16 AM

Great job, I have a 48 Ford with that task coming.

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