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Wood Bed 1981

Zach 1981 Flareside
I finished the new oak bed today.  The boards have been ready for a while, but I was waiting for winter to pass.  My 11 year old daughter helped put all those bolts in.  


I bought the oak at Home Depot.  Bought the strips and bolts from NPD.  I bought the router on Amazon and it came with a guide attachment (Bosch Colt Palm Grip PR20EVSK 5.6 Amp 1-Horsepower Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router with Edge Guide).  The stain came from Walmart.  Clear coat is Rust-Oleum Varathane 250241H 1-Quart Classic Clear Water Based Outdoor Spar Urethane, Satin Finish... and I'm not to sure about it... I'll keep a close eye on it and try something else if the 6 coats wear off.  

Under the two rows of eye hooks are two 1 x 3 in oak, painted black, that are full width of bed.  I have a couple small dirt bikes that I'll tie down.  

I can't think of anything else.  Let me know if you have questions.  I picked the black colors, didn't want red or stainless steel, and I like the result.



Zach. 1981 F150 Flareside 300 straight 6 all stock except Tremec TKO 5 speed transmisson. Nashville TN.
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Gary Lewis
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Zach!  That's a wonderful job.  But, are you telling us that you just bought the router?  Meaning that this is all new to you?

In any event, that's a beautiful job, and one you are surely, and rightly proud of.  And, your daughter looks like she really had a blast.  You will both remember this for quite some time.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Zach 1981 Flareside
That's right.  I had to learn how to use a router.  This is my first wood working project.  The parking garage in one of the pictures is my second.  It needs a little roof still.  That is left over oak from the truck.  It will be stained the same color.
Zach. 1981 F150 Flareside 300 straight 6 all stock except Tremec TKO 5 speed transmisson. Nashville TN.
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Rembrant
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Excellent job! I like the color choice, and doing the strips in black. Very cool.

1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Gary Lewis
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You learn quickly.  Well done!
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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grumpin
Nice! Looks good!
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
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FuzzFace2
Nice looking floor.
When I see them like that I wish I had the money to go with wood and not the rib metal.
Dave ----
81 F100 flare side 300 six/T18 project
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100