Poly Sideboard Material for Rackbody Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Brad Ent, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Brad Ent

    Brad Ent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    Where can you purchase half inch by six poly board?
    Or what is the correct product name?
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    Are you talking about the synthetic deck board stuff? I thought about using it for mine, but it turned out to be way too flexible. You can't lean anything against it without it bowing out.

    Sorry if that not the stuff you're talking about.
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    That stuff is big $$$$$$
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  4. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Messages: 704

    I thought abou it as well but it is way to weak. You are suppose to have it supported every 12".
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    Stop by a Ice Arena. The kick boards are at least 3/8ths thick and maybe 8" tall. The arena's replace this every couple years as they get black and kicked up by skates. Worse case they would be able to direct you to a supplier.

    Otherwise they make poly snow plow cutting edges that are stiff and about 1/2" thick but it is over $150 for a 8 ft piece.
  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I saw some new brickman trucks that had that, the bed looked like wood but was some composite material.
  7. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
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  8. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 261

    try a truck upfitter. In Kentucky, there is manning right outside the Ford plant.

    The material isn't cheap though - its about $3000 to outfit an 8 or 9' bed.
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    Just use plywood
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  10. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    There is a material called AZEK that is a pvc type material. You can get it in 1/2, 3/4, in different dimensions. You can also buy it in 4x8 and 4x10 sheets. It is very durable but I don't know if it rigid enough to use as sideboards. Most lumber companies can get it for you, it is mainly used in home construction to make exterior products.

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