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    Times 3 from Me! Beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That's the same thing I have my Camaro parked in. Now it can double as a paint booth. Great idea Bam. That bed looks great!
    Thanks man, mine also serves double duty.

    Quote Originally Posted by glennsexton View Post
    This is an incredible build BAM - you should be VERY proud of all the work you have done to get to this point. The truck is absolutely beautiful. Hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy driving it this summer as you certainly deserve some relax time!! Be prepared for a lot of thumbs up and complements.

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    That's an understatement.
    I agree with every word he said; but it's still an understatement.
    Thanks man

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    Times 3 from Me! Beautiful.
    3 Times thank you right back at you
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    Well I got the wood stained and protected.

    Stained. I mixed three stains to come up with this color. It very close to the matching my seat. I like it.



    To protect the wood I decided to use Total Boat Marine Gleam Varnish Gloss. I like it because you can do like 3 coats a day with an hour or 3 hours between
    coats depending on the weather. I used a foam brush to apply it.



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    That's going to look great!

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    I know I'm probably asking a stupid question, but you're putting the same finish on the bottom side too, right Bam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    That's going to look great!
    Thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I know I'm probably asking a stupid question, but you're putting the same finish on the bottom side too, right Bam?
    There are no stupid questions except for the ones not asked. There are 5 coats on the bottom and sides and 8 on the top. I applied 5 coats first to every part of the wood. Then I blocked the top and applied 3 more.
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    HA HA Ha, Lol!

    No such thing as a stupid question!

    That's what my drill sergeant said, so that the stupid ones would open their mouths and reveal themselves!
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    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
    There are no stupid questions except for the ones not asked. There are 5 coats on the bottom and sides and 8 on the top. I applied 5 coats first to every part of the wood. Then I blocked the top and applied 3 more.
    I'd say you've got it covered Bam, as expected from your attention to details to date! It's amazing how many guys will spend hours making a beautiful piece of furniture, especially for outdoors, and only finish the top saying "Why would I waste finish on the part no one will see!! Then the top warps.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird77clone
    .....so that the stupid ones would open their mouths and reveal themselves!
    I'd say that what you maybe saw as a stupid question from a stupid guy may have saved someone's life later. If the guy truly didn't know, then to him the question was important, and helped him learn. The most dangerous guys are those who don't know and try to BS their way through a problem. Your Drill Sergeant likely understood that....
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    Well...... there are some exceptions - I always get a kick out of Dilbert as it hit so close to home for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    HA HA Ha, Lol!



    That's what my drill sergeant said, so that the stupid ones would open their mouths and reveal themselves!
    I sincerely hope you didn't believe everything your drill sergeant told you! I'd say it's far better to ask then just blunder along and wonder what the answer to one's question is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennsexton View Post
    Well...... there are some exceptions - I always get a kick out of Dilbert as it hit so close to home for me
    I had that very strip taped to the side of my computer at work! It's a classic!
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    P.S. : the private asking stupid questions was ME!

    I had great drill sergents, both times!
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    Well I got some of the wood installed, but I have to stop here until I have some of my buddies come over to help install the bed on the truck. I have access to the bolts that mount it to the frame at this point.




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    That looks really nice Bam! I remember we built a 54 Chevy half ton at a body shop I worked at years ago. The worst thing I hated about that truck was the way the bed attached to the truck. The bolts went through cross members we made to secure the bed to the frame. That was a normal thing. But then the owner had us put the wood floor over them and we had to clearance the wood to lay on top of the bolts. So in 5 years when the truck came back for work, we had to pull the floor to pull the bed without scratching any of it. It sure looked cool having no mounting bolts in the floor though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That looks really nice Bam! I remember we built a 54 Chevy half ton at a body shop I worked at years ago. The worst thing I hated about that truck was the way the bed attached to the truck. The bolts went through cross members we made to secure the bed to the frame. That was a normal thing. But then the owner had us put the wood floor over them and we had to clearance the wood to lay on top of the bolts. So in 5 years when the truck came back for work, we had to pull the floor to pull the bed without scratching any of it. It sure looked cool having no mounting bolts in the floor though.

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    Yeah sometimes we have to give up ease of installation for the cool factor.lol
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