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AaronF
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Bed bolts

Post by AaronF » February 19th, 2019, 8:22 am

I'm looking for bed hold down bolts for an express bed that go thru the bed to the frame, no body is repoping them, does anyone have extras.
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Re: Bed bolts

Post by Neil Wilson » February 19th, 2019, 1:31 pm

AaronF wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 8:22 am
I'm looking for bed hold down bolts for an express bed that go thru the bed to the frame, no body is repoping them, does anyone have extras.
Thanks
Aaron
Which of the five express bodies are your referring to? see https://aafords.com/open-bodies/express-bodies/
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Re: Bed bolts

Post by AaronF » February 20th, 2019, 8:03 am

Neil, its on a 32 BB so i would guess it to be a late body, wouldn't the hold down bolts be the same, I have acouple of them but someone put other stuff in place of the missing, the orginals have the large carriage bolt type head and are 7/16.

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by rustya1928 » February 20th, 2019, 8:30 am

I am making the bolts that go through the wooden bed runners and the bed hold down straps. There are 12 of these used on a 28-31 short wheel base bed. Not sure if these would be the same , but I would guess that Ford might have kept this item as well as the hold down straps the same. Let me know if I can help, I have only 2 sets left of a one time run of these. You can contact me at rustya1931@hotmail.com if you have any questions.
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Re: Bed bolts

Post by AaronF » February 20th, 2019, 7:58 pm

Thanks Rusty, I'll get Pic and measure mine do you have pics of the ones you've made.

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by bud valerius » February 21st, 2019, 6:50 am

yes they are 7/16 and go through a special washer that uses two small screws to hold the washer in place . I think Neil has drawings posted in a old news letter or posted on the web site

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by rustya1928 » February 21st, 2019, 8:11 am

You can see the bolts I am making ,( or a drawing of them) in an add that I have posted on this site. Just scroll down to bed bolts,( rusty a) and there is a factory drawing of the bolt. I also make the back up plate that is held on with a screw to the inside of the long bed runner wood. The lock washer and nut go up against this plate. I have plenty of the plates but only 2 sets of the bolts left. Let me know.
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Re: Bed bolts

Post by AaronF » February 21st, 2019, 9:45 am

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This is what is on this truck there are about 4 or 5 of them, what you have there I don't believe will work as these are in the bed strips and there is no washer with two screws.

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by Neil Wilson » February 23rd, 2019, 2:04 pm

AaronF wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:03 am
Neil, its on a 32 BB so i would guess it to be a late body, wouldn't the hold down bolts be the same, I have acouple of them but someone put other stuff in place of the missing, the orginals have the large carriage bolt type head and are 7/16.
The 1931 AA131 195-A and AA157 197-A were also built in 1932. There is documentation/drawings of the body mounting hardware in the "AA Truck Talk – The 195-A and 197-A Express Bodies" article (page 9). This is a PDF and can be found at https://aafords.com/open-bodies/express ... express/#d.

Like Bud indicates - the carriage bolts were 7/16-20 x 3-1/4" long. They were inserted through a heavy washer (1/8 x 1-23/32). The washers were countersunk flush in the floor and were held to the floor with two spiral shank screws.

I don't have any information regarding the BB. So, there might have been a change for 1932 BB.
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Re: Bed bolts

Post by AaronF » February 24th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Thanks Neil, I saw those on the other board, is there any chance of a part number.

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by bud valerius » February 25th, 2019, 7:43 am

I have 12 extra NOS bed bolts the 195 A express uses 8 the 197 A uses 12 , email me for photos and cost Bud Valerius (economyelectric@hotmail.com)

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Re: Bed bolts

Post by bud valerius » February 27th, 2019, 6:13 am

just found out my bolts have the wrong thread they are not the fine thread as required , i bought them from a auction of a blacksmith shop , they do have the correct head on them and could cut off and threaded as they are also to long

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