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Old February 18th, 2019, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Another thread on bed wood

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Originally Posted by jagarra View Post
Here is another site that has information on the measurements of the bed wood, can't have too much info.

https://gmcpauls.com/47-72_BedWood_Info.htm

I like the process of giving the wood 3 coats of por15 to seal it, was this done to all sides prior to installation or after they were laid down. If done prior, did it effect installation fitment any?

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Hey, that looks like where I got my pictures! Thanks for the link. I didn't write it down.

The Por 15 keeps the shrinking to a minimum, I guess. I've talked to guys that did it and they never mentioned a problem with cracking or fitment. Installation is smooth since you're dealing with a painted and ready hunk of wood. It's the way i plan to do it when I get to that point, so you know it'll be a full writeup, haha.


edit Whoops, I forgot I had the brother-in-law make me some white oak quarter sawn bed planks. i'll probably varnish them with something instead so they show up pretty. I might por-15 the sides and bottom to protect against road gunk though. Hmm. I wonder if that will mess up the shrinking and expanding? Having them half coated...
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