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  • 06-07-2010, 20:00
    Mark H
    Cheers Al.This bed seems to be taking forever,and I'm sick to death of the ****in' sight of rivets!
  • 06-07-2010, 17:11
    Hemi Bucket
    Keeps getting better Mark, keep at it mate.
  • 05-07-2010, 23:01
    Mark H
    I've shortened the bed sides and lower panels by 6 inches.The 4 inch flange at the bottom of the bed sides was replaced due to rust and the flange on the lower panel just needed a couple of repairs.Stake pockets are repaired and I'm in the middle of re-fitting them.
    The bed sides and lower panel are joined with plug welds and new rivets.





    Hopefully I'll have the bed re-assembled soon.
    Cheers,
    Mark.
  • 22-06-2010, 21:47
    Mark H
    Wasn't happy with the straight panel in the previous pic as I made it from 18 gauge,a bit thin compared to the original.Made a new one from 2mm steel and added reinforcement where the tailgate hinges bolt on.Also got the repair section for the other stake pocket made up.

    I made the repair section by folding up some 2mm to the same profile as the straight section then pie cutting it and forming the bend,using the good stake pocket as a guide.
    Cheers.
  • 20-06-2010, 20:47
    Mark H
    Got back on it this weekend.The straight section of the rear 'U' panel was shagged so,after taking measurements,I folded up a new straight section and cut off the stake pockets to repair and reuse them.Didn't get as much done this weekend as I'd planned as SHE had me shopping and gardening!Got one of the stake pockets done though.This is the 'good' one which I'll use as a pattern to fix the other one.



    Cheers for now,
    Mark.
  • 16-06-2010, 20:52
    Mark H
    Quote Originally Posted by sqweaka View Post
    that bed does'nt look to bad mark! where did you get hold of that then?
    Hi Ian.
    The bed came with the body,frame etc when I bought it from Archie.Yeah,it's not too bad with the exception of the rear stake pocket panel which is ****ed.I should be able to make up a new one though.Rest of the panels are repairable.
  • 16-06-2010, 20:40
    sqweaka
    that bed does'nt look to bad mark! where did you get hold of that then?
  • 16-06-2010, 20:33
    Mark H
    I've got hold of a pair of fenders for the rear which match the fronts but,I want to get the pick up bed sorted before I mount them.The bed is ,as you'd expect,covered in dents.The panels are reasonably solid though,apart from where the panels overlap and the rear stake pocket panel which need rust repairs.

    I stripped the bed to make the repairs easier and found that the rear stake pockets had been 'repaired' with concrete!

    Just a case now of making up the repair sections,shortening the bed by 6 inches then re assembling.
    Cheers,
    Mark.
  • 27-05-2010, 06:19
    Mark H
    Hi Ian.They seem pretty solid ,particularly with the centre brace fitted.I want to keep them as simple as possible so that there's not much evidence of them when they're removed,if that makes sense.They can be removed in a matter of seconds.
    Cheers,
    Mark.
    P.S. You be carefull up on that roof!LOL
  • 27-05-2010, 05:29
    sqweaka
    mark the way you have made the brackets is nice, but i think the front brace should carrie through the first fixing bung to anouther one below it to make the thing more ridged. i could be wrong but if they are held on with just the two bolts as you have, they are going to do some wobbling when on the move... unless thay are just for show of course.... lol keep posting
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