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Discussion in 'Projects' started by maginoodle, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. maginoodle

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    Hi all,
    after years of waiting i have finally found a ute body at the right price to convert into a box trailer.
    This is how i got it.
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    to start with i didnt take a lot of pics. I have none until
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    note the temporary pull
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    I didnt really plan how i would go about doing this, i have just "winged" it.
    I went against my panel beater mates advice to cut through the quarters and decided to cut it at the back of the doors, this allowed extra length plus an easier weld job.
     
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    Getting the pull square with the body was tricky
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    i got one fold put into a sheet of 16guage.
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    i have to learn to fiberglass
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    I still dont know what to do in this area
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    nice.

    you planning on refinishing it with a proper car paint job? also how bad is the hard lid?
     
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    I am planning on finishing in two pack the same colour. I don't know how bad the lid is, I have never worked with fibreglass before.
     
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    Of course it has to be lower than standard
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    lol, looks like you just sawed through that axle. i take it youll be ditching the diff to lighten the load? hooking up some sort of brake system?

    also with that hard lid it might just be a case of ripping off the top layer of damaged fiberglass with some 40 grit discs, and doing some bog skims over it to fix it up...
     
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    Yeah, I'd ditch the whole diff, you just need to make up a plate to tie the subframe to the rear mount. Would save a bit of weight and you can probably sell the diff.
     
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    Am planning on ditching the diff, it never had one and I didn't have a measurement to allow me to make a bracket to tie it all together. I had a rear cradle with a diff in it sitting and the hex bolts wouldn't undo so I cut the cvs, it's one of the next jobs on the list.
     
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    Any updates on this?

    I'd like to see how it turned out :p
     

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