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12-28-2009 12:09 AM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 12:21 AM

Sweet ride… can’t get these over here… well you can but they want a fortune for them….have fun with the stake sides…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 01:13 AM

Love the truck too bad it is not a GM but still a very nice one.
Very bad time to use Tiger Wood you may want to wait a while all is not over yet. lol

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 03:04 AM

That is one hell of a nice truck!

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 03:09 AM

What ever wood you decide on, soak the pieces down with Thompsons water seal and let dry. Then apply a few coats of Spar varnish. Will stay nice for a longer time than most finishes exposed to the elements.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 03:02 PM

Looks exactly like an F100 I used to have before it got “T”boned at an intersection.
Mine was red, also.
I staked the bed with oak. Used two slats per side. I cut the corners of the slats with a hole cutter to give them a scalloped look. Ran a cove cutter around each slat and painted the cove red to match the truck.
Before painting, I soaked them in BLO. Then, after painting, coated them with “Man O War” marine varnish. They looked great for 4 years.
I miss that truck!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 03:40 PM

Doesn’t really matter what you use. Old trucks are great. I put a white oak deck and wormy red oak stakes.I used watco teak oil on everything and it has done very well, although it doesn’t see much bad weather. This truck was my father in laws truck. Its a 1949 F – 5 and only has 21,600 miles on it. We totally restored it to its original new glory and now it serves us as a portable store when we go to craft shows. It keeps the guys busy so the wife has time to look around.

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 09:31 PM

Greetings Abbott: Great-looking ride. I love an old truck. I had a 1956 F-100 stepside Ford. It was a show truck, and I belonged to a pickup club. We made “rod runs” all over. It was so much fun. AAHH—I long for the days. I took off the rear fenders and put plywood paneling on the sides of the bed and replaced the fenders. I re-slatted the bed and had the metal strips chromed. I used oak for the slats, and had about 6 coats of poly on the the oak. Button and tucked interior(door panels and all), chrome bumpers, and interior chrome. I also put 6 coats of poly on the paneling. The paintjob had 42 coats of hand-rubbed Cherry Red laquer. It was beautiful.
Needless to say, it never was outside. I built a special garage to house it. I sold it before I went into the military. I’ve always regretted it, too. Oh, and I had a 351 Cleveland Ford motor with 2-4 Holley highrize, headers, and a 513 Chicago locker rearend. It was fast and furious…...... Sorry…. I got off track… Memories..

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 09:56 PM

Love the truck, but I’d lose the tube grille… The stock grille on those trucks is a thing of beauty…

Your wood of choice obviously is a personal taste matter… I build a crossover bed side setup for my 2000 Ranger so I could carry my canoe. I used 2x cedar with 1×6 cedar fence pickets. I haven’t made one for the F150 yet, not sure I am going to… I have a steel canoe rack now… And wooden stakes don’t look so hot on the newer body style trucks…

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#9 posted 12-28-2009 10:18 PM

Thats a great truck. Cant beat those old models.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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