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Old February 7th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Looking for a source for corrugated steel like in modern truck beds. Any help is appreciated . I need to replace the floor in the VUCK
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Cut the bed floor out of a full size long bed truck at the wrecking yard.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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Look for companies in the area that do lots of concrete work. Namely things other than roads and parking lots. They sometimes use "metal decking" to span areas where they can't get any formwork retrieved. It comes in all kinds of guages and depths of corrugations.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Cut the bed floor out of a full size long bed truck at the wrecking yard.
This is the cheap/easy way, there are lots of old pickup beds around.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #5
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Throw some diamond plate in the back end.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #6
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I was going to suggest diamond plate also but, it is very heavy compared to a steel bed. Call around a few industrial yards, or places that convert trucks to utility vehicles. Buy a whole bed and cut out what you need.

If you not going to haul anything, for show only, go flat and add in wood strips.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #7
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Throw some diamond plate in the back end.
I don't know what steel prices are over on that side of rockies but last time I heard (about 2 months ago) a 4 X 8 sheet of diamond plate was $295
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Look for companies in the area that do lots of concrete work. Namely things other than roads and parking lots. They sometimes use "metal decking" to span areas where they can't get any formwork retrieved. It comes in all kinds of guages and depths of corrugations.
I'm not positive, but I think that a lot of that is galvanized. No welding there.
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Look for a metal erection company. The iron workers probably throw away enough to do your truck every day.
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Cut the bed floor out of a full size long bed truck at the wrecking yard.
That was my first thought. It's most likely going to be cheaper than raw steel, you can likely find a truck bed that's mangled up pretty bad on the bed sides the wrecking yard wouldn't otherwise be able to sell, and it will at least look like a truck bed.
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I thought of the truck bed way. Dont really want to go this way as of yet. if it comes down to it i will go this way but for right now still looking for corrugated steel first. Thanks for the help so far.
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http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/fb/full.aspx?Page=25
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yes this bed floor material is avaliable at an abp ( auto body panels) or any place that sells foreign crash panels for cars. as fishguts said lmc or any truck restoration sight. also jc whitney has it to. you will have to buy two pieces because the only make it wide enough for half a bed.
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Ummm.... Why not hit up a vender for bus floor or SC bed floor replacement parts? They have the shape you are looking for, you should get a coalition discount, and bob's yer uncle.
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Good job Ray-Dean, I was just gonna suggest bus floors too! Like the the guys at wolfsburgwest sell. It's shaped for a reg. bus not singlecab or crewcab but you can get enough to do the whole thing...
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Just watch out for the material thickness. I bought a piece for the cargo door area (rocker and floor) and it was really thin, 24 gauge, I think. Take Ah Low Ha's advice and check with Wolfsburg West. The guys there are beaucoup helpful.
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