Shouldn't Have .. But I Did

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  1. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    No cupholders either!
    All four limbs will be required to drive this truck so unable to answer the cell phone when driving..and hold my beer!!
     
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  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Ray, I'm really starting to despise you... :poke:

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  3. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    As Tom T.Hall sang
    "I love little baby ducks, old pickup trucks......"
    Love yer truck dave,LOL!!
     
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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    C'mon boss. not nice to make fun of "crazy" people. Y'all know I'm sick!:poke::)

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  5. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You CAN take it with you!! LOL

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    Congrats again, Ray! :thumbsup:
     
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    mdh157 Senior Member

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    that's what I was thinking. I owned a 69 Grand Prix with factory M13.
     
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  7. MoPar Maniac

    MoPar Maniac Well-Known Member

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    Cool old truck, especially since its a long bed step side.
    Drove a 71 F200 with the 360 and granny 4 spd. Painted in school bus yellow.....maybe due to the fact it was a MODoT truck....
     
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  8. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    not trying to be a smart-a** .. why real wood in the truck bed?

    seems more than a fashion statement .. a practical choice vs metal?

    what wood type was common factory choice back then?

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  9. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Practical....
    Correct me if I am wrong but I heard that farmers preferred wood over steel for transporting live animals. (They can dig their heels into it! LOL!)

    Wood also stand up better to a load of crushed stone,gravel etc vs pounding the f**k out of the steel bed to the point it is crushed below the cross braces resulting a "wavy" bed.Seen that before!
    Think about it...How much more thicker is the wood vs the steel?? HHmmm...
    Besides replacing a plank in the bed a farmer can do in short order vs cut and weld in a truck bed pan.
    My thoughts anyways.
     
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    69 300 vert Active Member

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    Pound for pound, wood is stronger than steel. Unlike steel, it is also resilient. This combination of strength and resiliency gives wood the ability to absorb the shock of heavy loads providing a greater margin of safety than many other materials.

    In the early days wood was common material for cars and trucks. The first all steel enclosed car was 1933.
     
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  11. HWYCRZR

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    For wood my assumption was always Oak. You will still find that quite often on trailer decks. Not sure if it varied based on where the vehicle or trailer was made, due to what hardwood was readily available. Based on how wood used to be cut, it was also most likely quarter sawn. The boards don't warp as easily quarter sawn either.
     
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    Very cool truck. Three on the tree and manual everything. You shouldn't have to worry about it being stolen. A man's truck indeed.
     
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    Why a wood bed floor? When hauling livestock, they have better footing and won't fall down/slide around nearly as easily. Metal, by comparison, is much slicker, especially when "wet". Nobody worried about "style" in the bed floor back then. It was about utility.

    From '67-'72, Chevy pickups had the steel bed as standard, but GMCs had the wood bed as standard. Wood was optional in the Chevy and steel was optional in the GMCs. Prior to that, wood was the floor to have.

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  15. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    quick survey ... the shorts seem to predominate (or prefered over) the long beds? at least to my new to the party eyes.

    thats why i dig the long beds .. "rarer" today vs. the shorts.

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  16. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    No point in a short bed pick up.
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    Depends if you load sharp sticks in the bed. Then it's got lots of points:lol:
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    :rofl:
     
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    long beds and standard cabs are more proportionate to my eyes.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    And your thoughts on extended cab short beds?