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Old March 9th, 2021, 08:53 AM
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Default Bed wood mounting questions

Hello,

I have a couple of questions regarding bedwood.

1. Where are those eccentric washers located?
2. Does anyone have a picture from one of the bed crossmembers ( taken from underneath the bed), showing how bolts/hardware from the bed wood is bolted to the crossmember?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please post them if you have them.
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Old March 9th, 2021, 02:31 PM
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Prowbar:
What bed do you have? Long/short and fenderside/fleet side? Once we know that, we can help.
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Old March 9th, 2021, 02:52 PM
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What bed do you have? Long/short and fenderside/fleet side? Once we know that, we can help.
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Hello Steve, thanks, I forgot to mention that. It is a '65 GMC 1500 Longbed Wideside (in correct GMC terms )
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Old March 10th, 2021, 03:06 AM
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Well I said I could help, but I have a short fenderside... I guess my help was to have you list what yours was... Lol.
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This is the bottom of a 73 GMC Long Bed. Not sure if it is what you were looking for but thought I'd post incase it helps

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Old March 10th, 2021, 07:34 AM
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This is the bottom of a 73 GMC Long Bed. Not sure if it is what you were looking for but thought I'd post incase it helps

Thanks for the replies. I've posted a picture of the washer than I mean.
@Funky61: I thought the 67-72 originally had a steel floor? Anyway, the picture does help out. I figured every bolt from the bedstrips was bolted to a steel crossmember, not held in place with a washer underneath the wood.
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I thought the 67-72 originally had a steel floor?
If I remember correctly, steel floors were standard and wood floors were optional in those years. I special ordered a new Chevy pickup in 1972 with the optional wood floor.
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Default Re: Bed wood mounting questions

Here are a few pics of my 1960 Long bed fleet side. Those washers (not in yet) will go in the spots where there are no cross members (between the wheel wells).
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Great pictures! Thanks for the help everyone. What confused me was that the washers have a square hole, which implied to me that they would go directly underneath the head of the carriage bolt as to lock it in place. When they go underneath the bedwood the square hole would not be able to hang onto the square portion of the carriage bolt as it sits too low. And all bolts go in from the top as far as I know (meaning bolt head up, not vice versa, so that is no option either)

Still unsure why these have a square hole.

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Default Re: Bed wood mounting questions

Made no sense to me either. Picked up standard washers from the hardware store. It was some time ago but as I recollect I still didn’t like it (too much flex). Took it apart with the intension of running long flat metal strips instead of washers. Should help to tie everything together. Pictured from left to right: Original, kit version, hardware store.
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