Recently, Horkey's Wood and Parts proprietor Bruce Horkey was "fortunate" enough to come upon some highly figured Bubinga--over 400 feet of the precious hardwood to be exact. It ranges from 6- to 27-feet wide, and he's never seen this much figure in a board before. Not too long ago, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in Medina, Minnesota, bought a Bubinga log that was 8-feet in diameter and 14-feet long. They figure it's worth about $250,000 cut up! (Rockler had to split it lengthwise to 54 inches in order to be able to saw it.) Needless to say, this isn't for everyone--and for those not looking to go so fancy with their bed, Horkey's can handle that, too.
Since 1980, Bruce Horkey's Wood and Parts has been a leading supplier of perfect-fit, high-quality domestic and exotic hardwood and stainless steel bed kits. They stock patterns for most half- through 1-ton Chevy, GMC, Ford, and Dodge pickups from 1928 to present.
Horkey's also produces the Show Deck bed liner, designed for all applications where the original floor is a steel structure--or if your truck is finished and you don't want to remove the existing floor. Easily assembled outside the truck and installed in minutes, this deck can be used for shows and cruisin'. The skid strip screws are attached to nuts in the extruded aluminum subframe, eliminating the need to drill holes in your pickup floor. Use of the rubber padded, extruded aluminum subframe prevents scratches as well as allowing proper air movement to ensure moisture control between the Show Deck and the pickup floor. A screwdriver and tape measure are all the tools needed to assemble the Show Deck. This Show Deck and replacement floor kits are available ready to finish or you can finish it yourself. The "Show Deck" is custom made to order. Prices vary according to the type of wood, metal, and finish desired.
Bruce Horkey's Wood and Parts also offers a complete line of specialized restoration and custom parts for most Chevy, GMC, Ford, and Dodge civilian and military vehicles from 1928 to present. For more information, call them at 507-831-5625, or visit www.horkeyswoodandparts.com.