Retro Wood

July 6th, 2011

Text by Jason Mulligan

Photos by Jason Mulligan and Status

Adding the Bed Wood Touch to a Custom F-150

A wood bed floor can add a great retro, hot rod touch to a late-model truck. Bed Wood & Parts offer wood floor kits for a variety of truck models from to 2011. More than 40 different varieties of woods and finishes are available, everything from domestic wood to exotic species, ash to zebra wood is available. Stainless steel rails connect the wood pieces and utilize hidden fasteners to secure them to your bed floor. The company’s RetroLiner is a new option for late-model trucks. It comes with each piece pre-cut, milled, sanded and ready for staining, varnishing and installation. For our application, a custom ‘05 Ford F-150 being built over at Status in Rockwall, Texas, we opted for Cypress wood, chosen for its slight red hue and subtle grain.

The F-150 in question has been ‘bagged and body dropped, so the bed floor was raised and outfitted with wheel tubs and smoothed sheet metal before Rhino lining was added. Because of this, a custom bed wood floor would have to be created using a universal kit from Bed Wood & Parts. A lot of mock up, cutting and test fitting will be necessary before the final installation is complete. The end result is an eye-catching custom look that adds a retro touch to a modern truck.

Sources

Bed Wood & Parts

877.206.9663

www.bedwoodandparts.com (http://www NULL.bedwoodandparts NULL.com)

Status

Dept. STTR

777 Riding Club Rd.

Rockwall, TX 75087

972.772.0146

www.creatingrollingart.com (http://www NULL.creatingrollingart NULL.com)

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