what is the wood for stake sides and the bed,where can i get the hardware for the stake bed also.
The original wood was pine.
Kenny as far as I know the hardware will have to be made by using photos. It should be very basic and would very by the company that made the body's. If you can get photos then best bet is to make it yourself using acetylene torches or find a hobby blacksmith at your local old timey fairs and see if you can get them to make it for you at a little above cost.
I have had things made for my antique gas pumps by putting out for bids on a blacksmith forum like this and it cost me less then I could have bought the materials for. I just can not recall what site the forum is on at this moment? I think it was like CNCzone or something like that under blacksmith contract work.
The factory stake beds were steel with a wood floor and strips of metal between the wood strips.
There were a lot of homemade beds that were all wood. Ford did not offer a bed until later in the TT production.
They also made something they call an express bed that had metal sides and a metal tail gate.
Would anyone have pictures of the brackets and corner brackets.
This will probably not help you, but the following pictures show the two different width factory beds. They used metal stakes that fit into the pockets around the edge of the bed. Wood boards were attached to the stakes and they were made in sections with slide in latches that interlocked the sections. Do not have pictures of that part.
I am sure someone else can help with that.
One of the beds was outside that long that the large tree grew thru the bed.
Still looking for parts or picture.
Here's a picture of the side showing the posts and latches. The latches interlock when the panel is pushed down. The second picture is of front corner brackets I found at Northern Tool in their trailer department. They had both the straight and corner latches in stock. Not an exact match (two hole vs. three hole original) but they work the same way.
Forgot to mention - If you can't find originals and want the look of the three-hole latches, butt weld a tab to the new version and add the third hole.