Truck bed wood – Staining & Installing

stained truck bed wood for the 66 chevy truck

We got a very cool looking 1966 Chevy C-10 truck in for a new stained wood bed this week.

Papa Noel owns this beautiful classic truck that is used for transporting and displaying Christmas trees from their various farms. Fun Fact: A Christmas tree from Papa Noel’s farm was chosen to be the centerpiece in the White House in 2012. What an honor! They have tree farms all over, including some in the Blue Ridge Mountains here in the Asheville/ WNC area.

This is what the bed of the 66 Chevy truck looked like when it came in. It had a steel bed that was actually covering some very old wood from a previous wood bed.

Before - Steel truck bed

Before – Steel truck bed

This truck was just begging for a beautiful wood bed to compliment the rest of the body. It gives it such a classy look. We stained the wood, and fit each board into the bed. From there, we drilled the necessary holes and screwed the wood in with stainless steel runners separating them.

putting wood in truck bed

The wood looks so good with this truck! It really makes a big difference.

truck bed wood in 66 chevy Asheville body shop

New stained wood bed

stained wood truck bed - custom body shopTruck bed wood can be customized with the type of stain you choose. There are many different options for the color and shade of stain for the wood. Often the color and style of the truck will aid in determining what shade of stain would look the best. The stain we used for the ’66 Chevy was a natural oak, and then we clear coated all of the truck bed wood with polyurethane sealer to protect it and give it a nice shine.

It’s hard not to like a classic 1966 short bed, step side Chevy truck. This one has been kept up nicely and got a great upgrade with the new wood bed. Adding wood planks to the bed of a truck gives it a whole new look.

We also relocated the gas tank on this truck. It was located behind the seat in the cab, but the owner wanted it to be toward the end of the bed of the truck. Look for another blog coming soon about that. It’s pretty cool!

Take a look at our Photo Gallery to see more of our work, and feel free to contact us if your truck bed needs an upgrade, or you’d like us to help with any other auto body work.

2 Replies to "Truck bed wood - Staining & Installing"

  • Mitch Levy
    March 12, 2019 (7:38 am)

    Awesome job on the wood bed pickup. How did you attach the floor to the steel bed?

    • TD Customs
      March 14, 2019 (10:06 pm)

      We used all new factory reproduction hardware and stainless steel bed strips. Classic Industries carries a good kit for this.

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