I guess I can find someone else's pick up and post a photo, but I'm considering adding the top slanted rails to my wooden bed on my WWI project. My bed looks cut down too low after I installed my bench seat and back rest.
I searched the vendors and can't find them, but I don't exactly know what they are called.
The four (two on each side) metal straps that go up the outside of the rear bed and then angle out away from the inside of the bed. Looks like about a 6" board is bolted to it and the board slants away from the inside of the bed.
Any help pointing me in the right direction greatly appreciated.
I had an original set and made the next set myself.If you know how high you sides are, bend iron to go out over top of side and then up for flared angle. Repeat 3 times. I cut a slot in bottom of iron and welded in a bolt to hold it in place. Drill holes for fastening to sides and to attach flare boards.
I used steel parts from antique wagon suppliers
This is what I have for flair rails.
The parts are called 'hanger bolts', and used for old time wagon boxes and pickup beds.
You can buy blanks here, in lengths, then forge the round blank flat, and then bend the ends in a 'z' to then fit flare boards. Bolts are threaded on the ends to fit to floorboard, underside fastened with washer and square nuts.
Here is a hanger bolt show in this photo, the wood is rotted so you can see the threaded part. The upper end bent so flare boards can be attached too. The hanger bolt secures the wood bed sides.
But. There are many ways to anchor the flare boards, a simple metal strap can be made, bent to shape and bolted in place on existing wood bed sides.
Typical use of hanger bolts, metal on the inside of the bed.
Or just make metal straps and place on the outside of the wood bed.
(Message edited by Dan_Treace on January 28, 2017)