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51 Dodge B3B bed rebuild

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Hi folks, hope everyone is safe and healthy.

 

I am gathering myself up for redoing the bed on my 51. It has been removed from the body by someone else and I am researching what all I need to get together to rebuild it. 

 

Im looking for suggestions on how others have done it or posts I have missed, I am sure there are some good documented posts or websites with wood dimensions and bolts and such required so if anyone has some info I would certainly appreciate the help. I used to enjoy recreating the wheel but now Im too dang old to waste the time.

 

Thanks yall.

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Thanks again! Still finishing up rusted brakes and window and door seals, replacing broken windows and fighting rust under the dash. Figured I'd get a head start on the bed as it is off and I am waiting on parts, better prepared that not.

Previous owner had put down plywood and little flooring pieces so I have no old boards to go by unfortunately and they were a sodden rotten mess with ant nests in them. Nasty.

Cheers yall.

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4 minutes ago, jonkmahl said:

Thanks again! Still finishing up rusted brakes and window and door seals, replacing broken windows and fighting rust under the dash. Figured I'd get a head start on the bed as it is off and I am waiting on parts, better prepared that not.

Previous owner had put down plywood and little flooring pieces so I have no old boards to go by unfortunately and they were a sodden rotten mess with ant nests in them. Nasty.

Cheers yall.

 

The pattern is there,  you just have to go by the holes in the cross members and frame.  I believe in my thread I show a few pictures where the holes and board spacing is evident.  The rabbiting and notching is the same regardless of truck size.

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