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Flatbed sides for custom 1977 Ford truck

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Project by RockyBlue posted 827 days ago 6281 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 827 days ago

Sweet job on that truck!!

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

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TZH

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#2 posted 827 days ago

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

TZH

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 827 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 827 days ago

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

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 827 days ago

Beautiful job of course.

Question, any special coating on the pine for weathering?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 827 days ago

Very clean!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

Very nice…....!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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489tad

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#9 posted 827 days ago

Wow over the top! Beautiful.

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

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candyapplered

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#10 posted 827 days ago

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

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

Awesome trucks! Love the blue stake sides.

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dustyal

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#13 posted 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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DaddyZ

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#15 posted 827 days ago

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

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

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