Revells 50 Ford Truck..quickie Review
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This was true for a wide bed in 1930 but the others in 1930 were just painted black over the wood not a steel floor .Ford did not stain and clear the wood for the beds.
Also, if one does decide to build this truck "factory stock", be sure to carefully sand away the wood grain between the skid strips, as on the real trucks, from the factory, there wasn't any exposed wood.
Ford, in their pickup beds 1928-52, used a sheet metal floor OVER the oak planking, having "skid strips" stamped into that--with one inch drain holes at each front corner of the bed floor. Since very few restorers either know, or care about this detail, most of these trucks get restored with piano-finished wood planking.