Chevy 3100 / SSR, Truck Bed Wood Kit

Chevy 3100 / SSR, Truck Bed Wood Kit

This conversion just wouldn't be complete if we did not add an authentic wood bed to the SSR. To do that we ordered a wood bed kit from MAR-K.

Normally, these kits are used to replace the original wood be that came with the truck. Since cutting out the sheet metal truck bed is not really an option, we are going to place the wood kit over the top of the metal bed surface.

Wood supports for bed kit.

Like most late model pickup trucks, the bed on the SSR has raised ridges to facilitate loading and unloading. To complicate matters, they stop well short of the sides and end of the bed. To ensure a solid mounting surface, Scott fills in the gaps with plywood.

MAR-K Wood Bed Kit, partially installed.

MAR-K Wood Bed Kit, installed.

MAR-K Wood Bed Kit.

Cut out in bed wood for hinge. hinge installed.

To cover the exposed edges of the wood, Scott hand fabricated and fitted stainless steel beauty strips. Not only do they look good, they will protect the wood and help prevent splintering or splitting. The wood will be stained and varnished before final assembly.

Beauty strip on bed wood. close up of end of bed.

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