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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:38 AM

Ok i thought of posting this a couple times but thought nah, no one will use it.

Supplies needed
Scissors
Glue, model glue or white glue
ruler
silver paint or BMF
wood stain/ paint sample chips
Time
Your hands
Pencil

#1. go to home depot or lowes and get some of these, your choice of color
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#2. now take a ruler and the scissors of your choice and make a square the same size as the bed floor
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#3. now take your bed and a pencil and mark were the metal strips are

#4. now cut the wooden planks out
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#5. now cut out the wheel wells

#.6 now paint or BMF the metal strips
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#7. now glue down your bed planks. After that it should look like this
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#8. Now pop the bed on your truck and your done.

Edited by Dukefan69', 20 November 2009 - 10:57 AM.


#2 Smart-Resins

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:48 AM

Nice tip there. I have a old roll of veneer from a old workplace that I want to be using on one soon! quick tip, a nice sharp pair of scissors or good razor saw will help get the "boards" nice and smooth on the ends. You are on a great start into the hobby! Jody

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:50 AM

Nice tip there. I have a old roll of veneer from a old workplace that I want to be using on one soon! quick tip, a nice sharp pair of scissors or good razor saw will help get the "boards" nice and smooth on the ends. You are on a great start into the hobby! Jody

Well I was going sorta fast that will be repaired later. Thanks.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:57 AM

Good one, Nick! ;)

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

Good one, Nick! ;)

Thanks.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:27 PM

I like it! Nice tip Brotha, methinks I'll be using it soon.
PS have you got the scale boxes yet? i sent em last weekend, but have been hearing horror stories about mail crossing the broders lately.

Thanks, hope you do use it. No i haven't but it's only monday. i usually only get mail from tuesday to friday for some reason.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

Thats really cool! Makes me wanna build a truck just to try it out!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:52 PM

Thats really cool! Makes me wanna build a truck just to try it out!

Cool, thanks.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:18 PM

that WOULD be a good tip
IF my bug came with a factory bed ;)

im going to have to do it the oldfashioned way
i bought some styrene I beams and 1/16th by 5/16th (or so) wood to go in between them :lol:

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

that WOULD be a good tip
IF my bug came with a factory bed ;)

im going to have to do it the oldfashioned way
i bought some styrene I beams and 1/16th by 5/16th (or so) wood to go in between them :lol:

Cool.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:52 PM

Well keep me POST-ed (get it :lol: -- sorry I'm gettin tired and that makes me turn "punny" :rolleyes: ) I'll try to find the reciept so I can run the tracking #.

LOl I got that. and the other. Ok .