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Flatbed sides for custom 1977 Ford truck

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Project by RockyBlue posted 05-15-2012 02:57 AM 7245 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The guys in my family got together and built this custom truck for my nephew. It has a fresh 400 with an auto tranny, 2wd. We sanded it all down to bare metal and threw the bed away. My cousin built the flatbed and did all the mechanical , body, and interior work. The bed sides I made back in December. The stakes are cedar, side rails are beetle kill ( whoda thunk it?) and some support strips made from maple. The guys hauled it 650 miles to Iowa and surprised him with it on a trailer. He hadn’t seen any photos of it finished and didn’t know it was coming. Needless to say He was thrilled with it. My red 72 one ton looks horrible next to the new blue truck, but I’ll get new paint this summer.






-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 02:59 AM

Sweet job on that truck!!

.................Jim

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TZH

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 03:02 AM

Dang! I want one, too. Problem is it’s too nice to be a “work” truck now. Great job!

TZH

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 03:56 AM

You guys did a hell of a job on that truck!
Nice work!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 06:13 AM

You have a wonderful and talented family. I’ve had a number of old Fords and always wanted to do exactly this.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 06:29 AM

Beautiful job of course.

Question, any special coating on the pine for weathering?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 06:58 AM

Very clean!

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 11:24 AM

I wish someone would surprise ME with something that nice. I like old trucks.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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woodworm

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 12:35 PM

Very nice…....!

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489tad

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 12:55 PM

Wow over the top! Beautiful.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 01:23 PM

Nice Truck ! I like the connecting rod tail lights ! very creative!

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#11 posted 05-15-2012 01:43 PM

Great looking truck, it will pass anything but a gas station. Really like those chromed camshafts in the
headache rack for the rear window.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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LightfootLtd

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#12 posted 05-15-2012 02:09 PM

Awesome trucks! Love the blue stake sides.

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dustyal

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#13 posted 05-15-2012 02:20 PM

what wood rails? I was too busy looking at the connecting rods and camshafts. Total package is great… will you adopt me?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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dbhost

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#14 posted 05-15-2012 03:16 PM

Actually, both of those trucks are beauties… Really nice work… But I am rather fond of Fords..

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DaddyZ

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 03:52 PM

Sweet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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