I am restorig my sisters 26 pickup, and am thinking about replacing the wood in the bed Has anybody used the oak floor set out of Mac's? Is it a one piece laminated plywood board, or are those seperate oak slats?
Dennie: Not positive about '26, but I believe the original wood was southern, hard [as in yellow ] pine. Painted black. I did my own from 3/4" stock I bought from a dealer I located on the net.
OK,I am going to leave the surface natural wood color, and install some new stainless model a bed strips on top of the wood. That really makes it look nice. I just didn't know if the ones in Mac's were individual boards or on large piece.
No sense going over board.
Dennie: Nothing handsomer that natural finished oak or ash. Both are easy to work. Post some pictures when you are done.
How about some pictures of the North side of those girls
When I did my 26 Roadster PU, I used 3/4 plywood with a oak face, and attached the strips without routing the wood. I think it keeps from scratching the wood with the strips elevated a little.
When the steel strips were installed originally, they did extend above the boards "a little". They took the wear of the load, extending the life of the wood.
I don't know about a '26, but the '25 boards are 13/16, and are southern yellow pine painted black.
That's a concidence. I just rebuilt our back deck with yellow pine that might have measured 13/16". I've never used it before. Seems like decent wood.