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Old 01-08-2010, 11:40 AM
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Default Quasi-Oak Bed liner

So I'm not so much into the off-road look. Being from SoCal, I dig the 1950's surfer look for my truck more.

I was thinking of doing a quasi-oak finished bed liner. What I wanted to do was get oak boards finish them up, cut out the grooves, and some how fasten them inside the grooves of the bed liner. I'll get them flush with high points of the metal bed so the pattern would be; metal, oak, metal, oak, etc. flush straight across.

I'm stuck on how to fasten these down, though. I was thinking of embedding some high powered magnets on each board, like 3 per board, but that doesn't seem stable enough. My other option would be to do perpendicular beams across the top and bottom and fasten those to the bolts that screw the bed to the frame.

Anyone ever attempted this or have any ideas?
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:37 PM
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well this is for an f-100 so i have no clue if it would work but my dads been lookin at this hidden bolt kit for his 1954 f-100 that basically slides into the board on this groove yah cut and holds the boards down with out any bolts being seen i have no clue how hard it would be to make something like that your self tho
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:47 PM
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theres a guy over on rps that did it, ill try to find it

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...oden+bed+floor
http://www.horkeyswoodandparts.com/

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Old 01-09-2010, 01:05 PM
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Sweet man, not quite what I was looking for, but that may be a route I go if this proves to be too much of a job for me. That's essentially want I want, however I want to embed the wood into the grooves that are already in the bed, so that actual height of the bed doesn't increase.

but, definitely thanks on the link. It gives me something to go off of!

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Old 01-09-2010, 01:29 PM
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Sweet man, not quite what I was looking for, but that may be a route I go if this proves to be too much of a job for me. That's essentially want I want, however I want to embed the wood into the grooves that are already in the bed, so that actually height of the bed doesn't increase.

but, definitely thanks on the link. It gives me something to go off of!
you dont want to see the bolts?
and it will only be like 1/2 inch of wood?
good look and hope it works out for you but i dont know how it would.
you might think of removing the floor and replacing it with a wood one?
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:23 PM
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Sweet man, not quite what I was looking for, but that may be a route I go if this proves to be too much of a job for me. That's essentially want I want, however I want to embed the wood into the grooves that are already in the bed, so that actual height of the bed doesn't increase.

but, definitely thanks on the link. It gives me something to go off of!
that truck has a raised bed floor to cover his bag setup, yours will look different
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