Reproduction Express Bed panels

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Chris Haynes
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Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by Chris Haynes » August 9th, 2021, 1:06 pm

I have heard that someone is reproducing Express Bed panels. Does anybody know who?

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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by birdacre » August 10th, 2021, 5:27 am

frank maestro and russ smith are working on some. i have an express bed.needs repair wheel well down. straight, good start. in ct.

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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by Neil Wilson » August 10th, 2021, 9:55 am

Chris Haynes wrote:
August 9th, 2021, 1:06 pm
I have heard that someone is reproducing Express Bed panels. Does anybody know who?
Chris, I don't know of any person/shop making 89-A panels. Frank Mastro has done lots of metal work on converting TT-to-AA express. He also gave a seminar of his work at the national in Oshkosh. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10 ... 1037723801 (Facebook profile required by Facebook).

The metal work (including some parts reproduction by shops he deals with) can be applied to 89-A express bodies with rusted away bottoms.

Frank Mastro (FMAATC member)
Yorktown Heights, NY
914-714-3638
themastrofamily@aol.com
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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by glenncford » August 11th, 2021, 12:59 pm

I have a reproduction express bed for my truck, but it was purchased over 20 years ago at Hershey and was from my understanding a limited amount one time run. I have never heard or seen of any since Not sure of who the metal worker was or if still in business, but amazingly accurate and can tell no difference between it and my original bed. I know this doesn't help, but there certainly was someone building them.

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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by Neil Wilson » August 11th, 2021, 1:26 pm

glenncford wrote:
August 11th, 2021, 12:59 pm
I have a reproduction express bed for my truck, but it was purchased over 20 years ago at Hershey and was from my understanding a limited amount one time run. I have never heard or seen of any since Not sure of who the metal worker was or if still in business, but amazingly accurate and can tell no difference between it and my original bed. I know this doesn't help, but there certainly was someone building them.
Please share pictures of the reproduction body. If you can't post them, then email to neil@aafords.com
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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by Chris Haynes » August 11th, 2021, 3:38 pm

I have a really rusted bed. What is not rusted is dented. Missing tail gate. I wish I could find a metal former to make replacements. I am sure I am not the only person who would buy them.

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Re: Reproduction Express Bed panels

Post by gad62 » August 11th, 2021, 5:05 pm

I emailed frank, as of yet i havnt heard from him

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