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  1. RidesWithYah

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    Been a while, but just visited the body guy.
    Here's some pics...

    Rather than swapping doors, he was able to take the skins from the donors and put them on my frames.
    That way all of the hardware stays as it was.
    And he got a pretty good dent out of the hood. I was impressed, as I couldn't even find it.
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    While there, he mentioned that the stripper he has always used is no longer available, due to environmental regulations;
    and what he can get now just doesn't cut it. He's thinking about having the remaining sheet metal blasted,
    but said he would open to trying a different stripper if any of you have a favorite to recommend?

    Thanks y'all!
     
  2. RidesWithYah

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    Sanity check me here... stock mirror arms mount to the cowl, so these (all 4) IMG_0809.JPG must be aftermarket holes and should be filled, right?
     
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    Thanks DeadZone - the non-methylene chloride version of that (same exact can) is what he's so disappointed with...
     
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    More pictures...
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    WOW that sure looks nice ! .
     
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    Assessment of the bed shows that the sides and tailgate are usable;
    but the front and all of the sills need to be replaced.

    Since 51 was the transition year between 8 and 9 board beds, and I am replacing all of the cross sills,
    I get to pick... I'm going to look at a few pictures of both (finished), but other than cosmetics,
    any reason to choose one design over the other?

    Anyone use the cross sills sold by our host, and care to comment on gage and fitment?
    Or should I be looking at Mar-K (American Made)?
     
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    RE : Bed parts

    Unless the host is seeling MAR-CO brand metal, don't buy it ! .

    Mar-Co is the only American brand and it's top notch stuff .

    The wood you choose is important too ~ if it's just a hobby truck get whatever wood floats your boat .

    If you ever think you might possibly use it as a truck again, go with the original Southern Pine note that Southern Pine comes from Georgia, most places that sell pine bed wood are selling the cheaper and short lived soft pine....
     
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    Another vote for Mar-K. And the Southern Yellow Pine. They had (it was on their website years back, don't know if it is still there) a series of tests they ran on all the popular finishes for bed wood. A must-read for any bed wood that will see the great outdoors.
     
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    Thanks Mike, I found the articles and they are great.
    Tips & Tricks - Mar-K Manufacturing
    specifically http://www.mar-k.com/_assets/images/instructions/2010woodtestupdate.pdf

    Pine from Mar-K it is!

    I was leaning toward a black finish anyway, as I believe that was factory.
    SPI Epoxy has UV stabilizers in it, so was thinking about that.
    Mar-K's test was POR-15 with a topcoat, so I will consider that as well.
    Now I just have to decide whether to do the retaining strips and hardware body color, or black.
     
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    SOUTHERN PINE not just 'pine' because Southern Pine is hard, most Pines are very soft .

    Remember to paint ALL SURFACES of the boards before installing so they'll last longer .

    Paint until the wood stops soaking it up ~ this takes a while but you'll be happier in a few years .
     
  12. 52wasp

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    Nate, I'll go you one further... Southern Yellow Pine, or as guys with sawdust in their pockets say... "SYP" Not to be confused with Eastern White Pine (the 'soft' stuff you mentioned). I've moved/stacked/joined/sawn/nailed 28,000 board-feet of EWP for the new barn. I am the guy with sawdust in his pockets!
     
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    Thank you Mike ;

    This is an important detail no matter what your desired end use is.....

    Regular pine should only be used to start chimney fires.... #rolleyes# .
     
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    After reviewing the Mar-K instructions and their finishing instructions, I sanded all my Southern Yellow Pine bed boards, and broke all the sharp edges. I then applied 2 coats of "Pelucid" (a POR-15 product). The next step is a coat of oil-based Spar Urethane (for it's UV inhibitors).
     

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