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Show Deck


This "Show Deck" was designed for all applications where the original floor of the vehicle is a steel structure, or your truck is finished and you don' t want remove the existing floor. Installed in minutes, this deck can be used for shows and cruisin. The skid strip screws are attached to the aluminum subframe, eliminating the need to drill any holes in your pickup floor. This allows you to remove the Show Deck (see photo top right) for hauling and everyday use.

Use of the rubber-padded, extruded aluminum subframe prevents scratches as well as allowing proper air movement to ensure moisture control between the wood deck and pickup floor.

hese decks are available finished or unfinished and are also available with steel or polished stainless steel hardware. A screwdriver and tape measure are all the tools needed to assemble the deck.

These "Show Decks" are custom-made to order. The Specially-selected, kiln-dried hardwoods are completely machined to fit your truck. American ash or oak isour standard featured wood. Other species such as walnut, cherry, mahogany, purple-heart, teak, bubinga and butternut are available at extra cost.



shape and have holes punched in the proper locations. The stainless is a 304 grade, which is not magnetic (a true stainless) and will not rust. Polishing and buffing to a mirror finish is optional.

creating a finished look. It's available in matching steel or stainless to complement the skid strips.

Short Box Stepside

up to 82" including Sportside and Flareside

Short Box Wide Bed UP to 82)7 ncluding Fleetside, Styleside, Splash

Long Box Wide Bed

over 82" including Fleetside, Styleside, Ranchero and El Camino

$740.00 plus shipping

$800.00 plus shipping

$960.00 plus shipping

Includes enough pieces to assemble the show deck.

FINISH KIT

After much testing, we have put together what we feel are the best finishing materials in a kit form. The kit includes a marine- grade, tung oil-base spar varnish with ultraviolet blockers built in; a special reducer containing naptha; two quality natural bristle brushes; garnet sandpaper; Scotchbrite pad; a tack cloth; and complete instructions.

FINISHING SERVICE AVAILABLE

We will apply a high-quality spar varnish finish to your show deck. We will work with you to satisfy your particular

Bed- Wood


'60-'66 Che vy- GMC Fleetside

REPLACEMENT STANDARD BED WOOD - These boards are cut from kiln-dried oak or ash which is very hard, strong and stable. The color is golden red to light tan. The bed is then cut to size, grooved for skid strips, drilled for hold down bolts, sanded both sides, ready to finish.

CUSTOM SHOW BED WOOD - In addition to the specifications given for the standard grade, special attention is given to select boards with similar grain pattern. This is the bestgrade available.


Other species of wood are available on special orders. Inquire.

The bed wood is also available without holes. Specify.

The holes for the box side to floor are not drilled as the pickup manufacturers were not consistent in the locations. Simply set the edge board in place, mark the hole location, remove and drill.

TIP: '73-'87 Chevy-GMC Stepside pickups have bolts attached to the angles along the sides. Center punch these and drill through the head with a 11/32" bit. Square out the hole using a square file. In a few strokes the hole will accept the carriage bolts included in the Skid Strip Bolt Kit. See new Angle and Bolt Mt on page 7 to replace complete angle.

 

Bed Wood Applications

We have accurate patterns for the following pickups. Specify the year, make, model and box lengt of your truck when placing order (see order form).


We have some patterns for Ford and Chevrolet stakeside flatbeds. Inquire.

Dodge spoken here. Due to interchange of parts supplied from Dodge,

we will help translate which truck bed you have.


If you have a finished truck and don't want to remove your original floor, but would like something different, we offer a "Show Deck" which simply lays on top of your original floor. For more information, see the enclosed "Show Deck" information on pages 2 and 3.

Skid Strips

0 16) 0 0 ( - REPLACEMENT METAL SKID STRIPS - Dieformed from 304 stainless steel or cold rolled steel. The strips are cut to correct length. Square holes are punched in the proper location. The stainless strips are available polished and buffed to a mirror finish as can only be obtained with stainless steel. Why stainless? No worry about rust or peeling because the material is solid, not plated. It also has a high resistance to wear and abrasion. Not all stainless is the same. Specify a 300 grade.

We have accurate patterns for the following pickups. Specify the year, make, model and box length of your pickup when placing order (see order form).

 

Box Angles, Covers, Etc.


BOX SIDE TO BED ANGLES. Available formed to 11/2" x 1" right angle in 304 stainless and cold roll steel. Cut over length, no holes. Save labor by replacing the box side lower lip.

78" Pairs Steel $33 35 lbs. Stainless $46 35 lbs.

Polished $66 35 lbs. 97"
Pairs Steel $44 35 lbs.

Stainless $55 35 lbs.

Polished $99 35 lbs.

lpo!Properly bent angles to fit your stock box sides for 1934-36 Chevy. Same price as above 78" angles.

SPOTWELD CUTTER ASSEMBLY.

Remove spotwelds in just seconds with your electric drill.

Now $10

REPLACEMENT CUTTER

$5.50

TIP: Bed angle replacement. Original equipment bed angles were spot welded in place. Clean up area around angles. Center punch all spotwelds on angle to box. Scribe a line under and on top of angle on box side for replacement reference. Measure from bottom of box side to underside of angle. Write down this measurement. Make notes of angle and hole locations. Drill out spotwelds with spotweld cutter (available $12.95). Set depth on cutter to drill only through angle. After drilling, remove angle and clean up the box area behind old angles. Set new angle in place using reference, and transfer location to box side. (if you want to bolt angles to bed sides, note fender and stake pocket locations and decide where to drill holes to attach angles to box side). Drill holes

-REAR SILL ANGLE FOR'51 -72 FORD STEPSIDE made from satin or polished 304 stainless steel or cold rolled steel. Covers tailgate ends of boards. 48-5/8" long.

Steel $10 5 lbs.
Stainless $20 5 lbs.
Polished Stainless I $30 5 lbs.

- REAR SILL COVER FOR FORD AND CHEVY-GMC. Polished stainless cover for portion of sill that shows between end of boards and tailgate. These covers are individually formed for each size pickup.

'73286 Ford Stepside $25 4 lbs.
'34-'87 Chev.-GMC Stepside $25 4 lbs.
'58279 Chev.-GMC Fleetside $30 5 lbs.

We will custom punch square holes in the angles or skid strips for $10.00 per angle or strip.



ATTACHING HARDWARE 12-piece bolt set Stainless $ 9.00 Polished SS $21.00

16-piece bolt set Stainless $12.00 Polished SS $29.00

Skid Strip Bolt Sets

Each set includes enough parts for the skid strips and box side to bed.

THE CUSTOM SET is all type 18-8 stainless steel parts with the heads of the bolts sanded, polished and buffed to a mirror finish.

THE BUILDER SET is available w4th all stainless steel carriage bolts and nuts, locks and flats. You can polish these or use as is.


THE ECONOMY SET is all zinc-plated steel parts.

We supply "square neck" carriage bolts. "Rib neck" carriage bolts are available. See pageoh
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Economy Builder Custom

WEBBED CUSHION INSULATORS. Use these pads between the box and frame mounting points. They elimi

nate squeaking from metal-to-metal contact. Made from woven waterproof cotton. Set of 8 $6 6 oz.

Box-To-Frame Bolt Sets


Each set includes enough parts to attach the box to the frame.

THE CUSTOM SET is all type 18-8 stainless steel with the bolt heads and top washers polished and buffed to a mirror finish.

THE BUILDER SET is all stainless bolts and top washers, lower nuts and washers. You can polish these, or use as is.


THE ECONOMY SET is all zinc-plated

More Fasteners For Your Project

Sample Fasteners

COMPLETE BOX, FENDER & STEP BOLT SET

This set includes enough fasteners to assemble the pickup box, fenders and

steps. The custom set has all the exposed parts polished to a minor finish.

Does not include strip or box-to-frame bolts.

 

Builder Polished



Steel Stainless Stainless

INDIVIDUAL BOLTS - Many other sizes available. Inquire.
1/4x11/2 square neck carriage bolt .15 .60
1/4xl 1/4 rib neck carriage bolt .55 1.45
1/4x3/4 truss head phillips .45
1/4x3/4 hex flange cap screw (has built-in washer) .35
1/4xl fine thread hex cap screw .15 .40
5/16x11/2 square neck carriage bolt .30 .70 1.20
5/16x11/2 rib neck carriage bolt .55 1.45 2.00

5/16x3/4 truss head phillips I .30 .70 1.20

5/16x3/4 hex flange cap screw (has built-in washer) .75 1.50

5/16x3/4 fine thread hex cap screw I .20 .50 1.00

5/16x11/4 fine thread hex cap screw .30 .50 1.05

BOX TO FRAME WASHERS
11/2 dia. w/3/8 square offset hole for Chevy, GMC & Dodge .90 1.25
1-7/8 dia. with 3/8 square offset hole for Chevy & GMC 1.00 1.50
2-1/8 dia. with 3/8 square centered hole for Dodge .. 1.25 1.75
3 dia. with 3/8 square centered hole for Dodge 2.00 3.00
1-13/16 dia. with 1/2 countersunk hole for Ford 1.00 1.75

ACORN CAPPED NUTS
10-24 .40 1.00
1/4 .50 1.00
5/16 .75 1.25
3/8 1.00 1.50
HEX NUTS - Specify coarse or fine threads
1/4 .05 .10 .60
5/16 .10 .15 .65
3/8 .15 .20 .70

FLAT WASHERS

1/4 .05 .10 .60
5/16 .10 .15 .65
3/8 .15 .20 .70
FENDER WASHERS
1/4x 11/2 od .10 .20 .70
5/16xl 1/4 od .15 .25 .75

OLD MASTERS TUNG OIL SPAR VARNISH is a superior, exterior coating formulated with tung oil and ultraviolet absorbers* producing a high-quality, flexible finish that withstands weathering due to sun, water and salt spray. OLD MASTERS provides an extremely durable coating for all exterior wood surfaces, including pickup bedwood, boats, railings, fences, siding, lawn furniture, doors, and marine surfaces.

OLD MASTERS requires no sealer on new wood and may be applied over previously-varnished, lacquered, or stained surfaces which are free of waxes, silicones, household greases or other substances which would impair adhesion.

*Ultraviolet absorbers have been added to Old Masters to provide a screen for the protection of the wood surfaces against the harmful rays of the sun and to prolong the life of the finish up to 50% over other clear exterior finishes.

SEAL-A-CELL and ARM-R-SEAL are wiping oil-type finishes that produce a lustrous, durable fine furniture look with minimal fuss and bother. The final surface allows all the grain, color and character of the wood to show through, yet provides the protection of a layer of urethane. Ultraviolet absorbers and fungicides are added for extra protection. For routine maintenance, rub on a fresh coat as necessary. This will clear grime off the surface and, properly maintained, should make the finish last indefinitely.


Seal-A-Stain 1 pt. $9.00 2 lbs.
Honey Maple (golden yellow)
Golden Oak (antique gold)
Pecan (reddish brown)
Dark Walnut (medium brown)

Old Masters Old Masters Pure Bristle
Spar Varnish 1 qt. $14 4 lbs. Finishing Brush 2" ea. $6.50 1 lb.
NEL-THIN-OL Tack Cloth ea. $1.00 1 oz.
All-purpose reducer. Gives better flow and brushing prop- Sandpaper - Garnet
erties. 1 qt. $ 6 2 lbs. ea. $ .50 1 oz.
Spar Varnish Kit Scotch Brite Pad ea.$1.00 1 oz.

(Varnish, reducer, brushes, tack cloth, sandpaper and in- Wipes Pack/10 $1.00 1 lb.
structions.)

Short Bed $45 10 lbs.

Long Bed $65 12 lbs,



Seal-A-Cell 1 pt. $9.00 2 lbs.
Natural

Arm-R-Seal 1 pt. $9.00 2 lbs.

Metal-To-Wood Floor Conversion

For Chevy-GMC Fleetsides

Now it's possible to convert your worn out, rusty metal bed floor in your '67-'72 Fleetside to a showwinning hardwood and stainless strip floor. Wood floors were available from GM, but are a rare find. All the parts necessary to make such a conversion are now available, including:


If you have a finished truck and don't want to remove your original floor, but would like something different, we offer a "Show Deck," which simply lays on top of your original floor. for more information zoo tho enclosed "Show Deck" infnrmAtinn nn nAcyp_-, 2 and R


Front Box Panel $150 50 lbs.
Rear Main Crossmember $115 35 lbs.
Tall Mid Crossmembers ea. $ 35 20 lbs.
Short Bed Takes 3 Long Bed Takes 5
Reinforcing Crossmember ea. $ 35 20 lbs.

Bed Wood .................... See page 5 Use '67-72
Skid Strips See page 6 Chevy
Bolt Sets See pages 8 and 9 for Listing
Finish Kits & Supplies See page 11

 

Floor Conversion For Fords

These kits are designed to replace the original wood sub-floor and metal pan. The supplied subframe raises the new floor high enough to clear the pickup frame and conceals the area where the metal floor pan was welded to the sides. Ready to finish.


Kit Includes: Standard bed wood and wood sub-frame, skid strips, bolt sets, rear sill angle, varnish

finish kit and instructions.



'38241 Ford 1/2-Ton
Steel Conversion Mt $500 185 lbs.
Stainless Conversion Kit $595 185 lbs.
Polished Stainless Conversion Mt $740 185 lbs.

'32236 Ford 1/2-Ton and '42250 F- I

Steel Conversion Kit $472 170 lbs.
Stainless Conversion Kit $580 170 lbs.
Polished Stainless Conversion Kit $730 170 lbs.

If you have a finished truck and dorft want to remove your original floor, but would like is something different, we offer a "Show Deck," which simply lays on top of your original floor. For more information, see the "Show Deck" information on pages 2 and 3.

TAILGATE CABLES


These cables are custom-made from 300 stainless, then polished. The cable section is coated with a clear plastic. They a ch to the hollow tailgate roll and the stake pocket area. NUT-SERT inserts and instructions included. Specify make and year when ordering.

$85/pr. 3 lbs.

TAILGATE CHAIN ASSEMBLIES
Custom crafted from 300 stainless TIG welded and polished to a mirror finish. Clear vinyl chain covers included. Specify make and year when ordering.
'31-'50 1/2 & 3/4 Ton Ford $160 10 lbs.
'5 1 -'84 F- 100, F-250 Stepside $180 10 lbs.
'34-'87 Chev.-GMC Stepside $135 10 lbs.
'58-'66 Chev.-GMC Fleetside $160 10 lbs.
'40-'85 Dodge Stepside $135 10 lbs.
Clear Vinyl Covers $6/pr. 1 lb.

TAILGATE SUPPORT-


Mount Inside Box Made from drawn brass, then custom chrome plated. Comes with stainless screws. $55/pr. 3 lbs.

TAILGATE LATCHES

Locking clamp-style chrome-plated pressure-cast bronze. Comes with polished stainless screws.

$60/pr. 3 lbs.

Lockable clamp-style, chrome-plated, pressure-cast bronze.

Comes with polished stainless ring pins and screws.

$72/pr. 3 lbs.

Polished stainless ring pin. 1/4" with detent ball and grip ring.

$5/ea. 2 oz.