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Posted By ScottM Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:02 AM
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Bob, Can you post some pictures. I would like to try to put some wood down in one of my trucks. Thanks,
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I came to the conclusion that if I was going to customize with a sleeper, I might as well go to town and do up the cab with more than custom upholstery.

There was a recent post made regarding the building of Born to be Wild 2, in this post was a photo of the interior, completely done with hardwood flooring. I am wondering, about the process for installing the flooring in a truck. I have done it in a house, but that is a different bowl of soup than on the steel floor of a truck. One thing that I am concerned about is that the truck will be stored outside (unless I win the lottery), part of the sub floor in the truck is wood (around the stick), the rest is steel. If i attach anything to wood and steel temperature changes could destroy the hardwood due to shrinking. So what do you use for a fastening agent to the steel or does the floor simply float?
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pretty sure the wheel Mark...lol

Scott, ya, kinda.. I put em in starting from the back, and work to the front. The edge trim, and if you look careful, the last front board/s have a couple screws in em. Then the shift boot screws, and seats w bolts keep the rest settled. Worked good, and cheaply replaceable if I screw one up. I have a spare box of em just for that reason. Pull one out, use as a template, cut a new one, slide it back it. They are a lipped tongue and groove, so hook together better. I got that honey color, cause it was on sale, the red oak wasnt, so basically 2fer. I can always change it later..


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Tony,,     You talking about the wheel or the floor?   

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Tony, Roaring Gap NC. 1980 and 1981 W900    Any advice from me is worth what you paid for it!                                     What other people think of me is none of my business.
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Man that looks sweet, I am kind of tempted to do it in the 64 Pacific now, but I am going to go with rubber mats I think!  Kid, so if you took off the stainless strips on the edge of the boards, they would "slide" out of the cab - of course all of the components bolted to the floor would have to be pulled out first :D.  

Man that chain steering wheel has to be nasty to hang onto for any length of time, I could only image how it would feel to have it ripped through your hands - let's hope your thumb is where it is supposed to be - safely nestled against your index finger!

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Scott, I put down the foiled pad (under the carper type) stuff, then the flooring. Florring ws $30 on sale at HomeDepot. Cuts nice, fit good, can write on w a marker, and wipe it off, hasnt scratched that I've noticed. HomeLegend brand, Honey Oak color.





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Bob, Can you post some pictures.   I would like to try to put some wood down in one of my trucks.    Thanks,

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So I have been kicking the idea around of putting an Able sleeper onto the back of my '73 P9:

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/94148/Able-Body-Sleeper?PageIndex=1

I came to the conclusion that if I was going to customize with a sleeper, I might as well go to town and do up the cab with more than custom upholstery.  

There was a recent post made regarding the building of Born to be Wild 2, in this post was a photo of the interior, completely done with hardwood flooring.  I am wondering, about the process for installing the flooring in a truck.  I have done it in a house, but that is a different bowl of soup than on the steel floor of a truck.  One thing that I am concerned about is  that the truck will be stored outside (unless I win the lottery), part of the sub floor in the truck is wood (around the stick), the rest is steel.  If i attach anything to wood and steel temperature changes could destroy the hardwood due to shrinking.  So what do you use for a fastening agent to the steel or does the floor simply float?

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