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Salcido Lawn
03-06-2012, 10:26 PM
I've recently added a box truck to my fleet and I love it! I do have one problem though. Where the rear wheels are, the wheel wells stick up through the floor about 4". Do you think I could cut the wheel wells short or build the floor up? If I build the floor up, do you think it will add too much weight?

cgaengineer
03-06-2012, 10:29 PM
Don't cut the wells out...the suspension needs that travel room. You could "deck" it and I don't think it would be that huge amount of weight...those trucks are designed to haul quote a bit of weight.
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Salcido Lawn
03-06-2012, 10:32 PM
That's kinda what I was thinking.

bohiaa
03-06-2012, 10:35 PM
If you change anything from the manifucture you can cause all sorts of issues.


Ever hear of interstate commerance ?

ecurbthims
03-06-2012, 11:34 PM
you can unbolt your box ,and install a hardwood or metal spacer between the truck frame and box ,then fix up the old wheelwells to suit you .If your just a little handy ,you can do this youself fairly easy ,if not,a truck shop can handle it in an hour or two .

Salcido Lawn
03-06-2012, 11:38 PM
How much space should there be between the wheel and the bottom of the box?
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fastlane
03-06-2012, 11:38 PM
sent you a PM

crazymike
03-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Any pics of your ramp setup?

Also, I looked at trucks and some places suggested building a deck if there were wheel wells, but that would add a fair bit of weight.

Personally I would maybe jack the box up.

Salcido Lawn
03-06-2012, 11:58 PM
http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=371727&highlight=Salcido+Lawn&page=2

Here's what mine looks like. If you want some more pics, I can take some more and post them.
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crazymike
03-07-2012, 12:13 AM
Nice setup.

I'm looking to do the same setup for this year.

I'm thinking it will be cheaper to go with a longer bifold than the dovetail though.

Salcido Lawn
03-07-2012, 12:18 AM
Do you plan on building it yourself?
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ecurbthims
03-07-2012, 12:46 AM
How much space should there be between the wheel and the bottom of the box?
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that depends on the spring rate , load and many other things .I would lift the box the same height as your wheelwells .

crazymike
03-07-2012, 02:07 AM
Do you plan on building it yourself?
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Unlikely. My brothers not around and I'm not a good welder.