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1crosscut
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by 1crosscut » July 30th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Glad it didn't burn up. Consider getting the fuse that mounts on the starter. Would have prevented the possibility of the truck catching fire.
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by Stakebed » July 31st, 2018, 6:29 am

agreed - looks like the cone insulator/actuator broke apart and spring shorted out the contact to ground.

If you paint the fuse holder a nice satin black it blends in nicely with the engine compartment.

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by s147881 » July 31st, 2018, 6:25 pm

I will order fuse block with next order - great idea - thanks

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by Chris Haynes » July 31st, 2018, 6:52 pm

If someone with the knowledge and equipment could make the wood pieces I am sure some of us would be buyers.

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by bobmay1 » August 5th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Got it back together today- went to dinner with my son. ImageImage


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Re: Express bed boards

Post by bobmay1 » August 5th, 2018, 6:32 pm

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Getting wood bed installed - thanks Neil- I put the wood piece in the U channel.


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Re: Express bed boards

Post by Neil Wilson » August 5th, 2018, 8:14 pm

bobmay1 wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Getting wood bed installed - thanks Neil- I put the wood piece in the U channel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Your truck is looking good. Please email some high resolution photos if you have them. neil@aafords.com
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by 1crosscut » August 5th, 2018, 8:28 pm

I really like your truck. What are your plans for the finish. Leaving it as is?
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by s147881 » August 6th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Putting bed wood in and I need some wood screws for a couple of spots in the bed strips that go into the wood rail. Does anyone know the modern equivalent size of these screws? As most of the wood had rotted away on bed I was able to salvage almost all original bolts with exception of these screws. I picked up some screws today but heads were to small.

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by Neil Wilson » August 7th, 2018, 10:40 am

s147881 wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Putting bed wood in and I need some wood screws for a couple of spots in the bed strips that go into the wood rail. Does anyone know the modern equivalent size of these screws? As most of the wood had rotted away on bed I was able to salvage almost all original bolts with exception of these screws. I picked up some screws today but heads were to small.
See http://aafords.com/open-bodies/express- ... etails/#cf and scroll to the gallery. F5 screws in skid strips are #12 x 2 flat head slotted wood screw. This is listed in the parts list at http://aafords.com/open-bodies/express- ... #pl-89a-cf.
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by s147881 » August 7th, 2018, 7:13 pm

For now I plan on leaving finish as is. Regarding screws - I tried the #12 screw and head was way to small. Picked up #14 and #16 screws today and size 16 seams to be the right size.

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by Neil Wilson » August 8th, 2018, 7:52 am

s147881 wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 7:13 pm
For now I plan on leaving finish as is. Regarding screws - I tried the #12 screw and head was way to small. Picked up #14 and #16 screws today and size 16 seams to be the right size.
You could show pictures of you skid strips. They are likely modified from original based on what I have seen.
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Re: Express bed boards

Post by bobmay1 » August 18th, 2018, 6:20 am

Boards are all in. Neighbors son is getting married today in old barn - country wedding. Bride will be delivered in rusty express. Cleaned up and ready to go.ImageImageImage


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Re: Express bed boards

Post by flatford39 » August 18th, 2018, 10:31 am

Great looking survivor. I agree leave it alone. I would probably wipe it down with some kind of oil to keep the rust away.

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Re: Express bed boards

Post by bobmay1 » August 18th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Great wedding today.ImageImage


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