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Project by kcjack posted 05-26-2010 02:33 PM 1819 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I restored this pickup a 1965 GMC and made the bed floor out of white oak the strips between the wood is stainless





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PorkPie

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#1 posted 05-26-2010 02:50 PM

Very nice…..I am getting ready to do this too but I am going back and forth between buying the boards ready to go or cutting them myself. Great Job

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#2 posted 05-26-2010 03:10 PM

Very nice. Looks like an early 60’s GM truck (Chevy / GMC). A friend of mine from high school had one, still owns that same truck all these years later. I am going to have to show him your bed re-do…

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#3 posted 05-26-2010 03:46 PM

Real nice, what year and make, and is that stainless ribs, love old cars and trucks, love to see more of the project, I know the rest my not strictly qualify as wood work, but, you have raised my curiosity, anyway, great job

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 05:01 PM

Looks great . Is it white oak?

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 06:12 PM

Some people use Astroturf. This oak floor has got class! What are the metal strips? Aluminum extrusions? Some you members talk about old cars…...old is when you remember when the car was new!

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 07:48 PM

Nice re-do. Looks great. When I first started out in woodworking I used to make replacement boards for a Auto Body shop for trucks. Great looking truck.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 05-27-2010 01:59 AM

Wonderful job. Keeps it with what the truck looked like originally also.

-- Norman

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#8 posted 05-27-2010 02:58 AM

The wood floor looks great. Nice truck also. Good looking restoration.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 04:28 AM

Hey KC,
Nice job all round.

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 05:39 AM

Very impressive restoration. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 05:41 AM

excellent work on the bed and the truck looks amazing…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 05-28-2010 12:57 PM

Nice job, I will bring my 65 buy so you can keep in practice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 08-10-2010 09:55 PM

looks nice. As a late-teen I built a similar bed for a ‘49 Chevy 3/4 ton p/u. 12 years later it still looks like new thanks to a nice waxing every spring and autumn.

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