How to disassemble a CCKW composite bed pt 3

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How to disassemble a CCKW composite bed pt 3

Postby deadline » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:25 pm

Nice weather, so back at the cargo bed.

I am not positive if this is a post war bed or not. The SNL G-508 and TM9s only show wood beds. I have been told that the floor strips should be more of a thin metal with a radius on each side and a flat in between them (like a squished 'M'). Mine are definitely not that. Maybe at some point the bed was redone?

Next is the front panel.
You can barely see the steel tube that was welded on but previous owners. This weld was right at the bolts and the flange for the side/rear.. so taking it off was a must before anything else came off... beware of hidden dangers... it took me a while to f
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Ground/cut enough off to get the bolts out and free the left side from the rear sill. The side panel lifts right off. Just make sure you have all the bolts off the supports.
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After removing the left side panel TJ the Motor Pool Sargent looks over the work to ensure its done to HIS standards.
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Here's a pic of the floor strips. Not sure of the originality.... not a lot of info on composite beds.
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Here's a shot of the floor planks (still OD) and the sills that the side panel bolts to.
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Here's a good shot into the stake pocket. Notice the drain hole.
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