Making Extended Bed Post

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To stay with the curve and lines in the rear. I decided to add curved ends to my rear bed posts. These are available to purchase but I thought I’d give it a try and make my own.   Mid Fifty’s  has been my source for my parts and they have these.

I grabbed some cardboard to make a template and used 16 gauge steel started cutting. I had one done in about 30 minutes and the second one even took shorter. But for the record I’d say in about a hour I were done making them.

I tack welded from the inside and as I moved a long the curve I would tack weld. I butt welded to the bed post once I got those to bare metal. Added some fiberglass filler and worked the areas until I had them nice and smooth . I applied some 2k epoxy primer,  next step block/sand then shoot Hi-Build primer sand with 600 wet before paint.

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Used 16 gauge steel. Use some thin cardboard and made a template so each sides would be the same on the curve. The template matched the curve on the roll pan since there are going to match that.

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Tack from the inside and pushed down tacking along the way.

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Checked the fit butt against the bed post. Need to take those down to metal before butt welding to post.

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A look after the welding and some bodywork. Also took out the bed seams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Side shot after some 2k applied. Its what makes our trucks all diffferent.

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Nice and they match!

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