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Old 03-06-2012, 09:26 PM
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Box Truck

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?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:29 PM
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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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Old 03-06-2012, 09:32 PM
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That's kinda what I was thinking.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:35 PM
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If you change anything from the manifucture you can cause all sorts of issues.


Ever hear of interstate commerance ?
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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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 .
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:38 PM
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How much space should there be between the wheel and the bottom of the box?
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:38 PM
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:44 PM
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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.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:58 PM
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http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t...do+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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Old 03-06-2012, 11:13 PM
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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.
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