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Old 12-27-2013, 08:00 PM
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Cost of Aluminum Dump body?!?!

Hey we're looking at a few ALUMINUM dump bodies to possibly upfit our gmc 4500 to.. does anyone know what that price range is of should be? I've got a few quotes already in the 9,800 - 12K Range with the options that I want. (40" Sides, Dual function Barn door, etc)

Also if anyone in the SE Michigan area knows of someone who does this please let me know!
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:04 PM
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Hey we're looking at a few ALUMINUM dump bodies to possibly upfit our gmc 4500 to.. does anyone know what that price range is of should be? I've got a few quotes already in the 9,800 - 12K Range with the options that I want. (40" Sides, Dual function Barn door, etc)

Also if anyone in the SE Michigan area knows of someone who does this please let me know!
Same pricing I have found also. Cheaper to find a truck already setup by far. I was shocked at what they cost.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:17 PM
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$9,800 to $12,000 isn't that bad. I know some steel bodies cost almost that much. If I was up north where I was salting on a regular basis, it wouldn't even be a question. I'd run aluminum, but down here, I don't even know of anyone that builds them.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:27 PM
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Is that price include the hoist ? Classic on here did one last year, sure he will chime in on what he paid. Around here 12-13k including hoist , hitch and tarp kit.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:28 PM
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I've read that they aren't that resistant to salt. There is something in salt that reacts to aluminum.

You still get rust stains and everything else, just not rusted through
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:04 PM
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Is that price include the hoist ? Classic on here did one last year, sure he will chime in on what he paid. Around here 12-13k including hoist , hitch and tarp kit.
The truck already has a hitch plate on it so I will "Save" 6-700 Bucks on that.

The tarps have ranged from $450-550 ish I think.

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I've read that they aren't that resistant to salt. There is something in salt that reacts to aluminum.

You still get rust stains and everything else, just not rusted through
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Yeah I think it starts to oxidize maybe? We wash the dumps out after salting anyway so we'd do the same.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:04 PM
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If you go on CL in TN click on tri cities. Then type in gmc tilt. There is a gmc cabover with a aluminum dump from a place in WV that cost 12k. It's very nice. I'd love to have the truck but the titles on it are a little fishy. Company is www.tgsales.com I believe. Stuff looks nice.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:33 PM
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Cost of Aluminum Dump body?!?!

We were quoted 12700 for a 14' steel rugby contractor body complete, installed. That's not bad for aluminum.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:03 AM
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How much weight is saved by going aluminum over a steel dump? Or is the rust factor the only advantage?
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:14 AM
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I had one built for my 2012 F-550 in the Fall of 12. It was all aluminum, 12' long, 96" wide, 48" tall sides, rear barn doors, 52" side door, led lights, 9.8 ton hoist and a 48" head board to hold wheel borrows. It was 15k. And this included a trailer hitch.

The place I had build mine custom built it to my exact specs, they dont make these every day and they dont make them as fast as they can, they put one guy on it and he takes his time and builds it right. It took him over 3 weeks to do it and its held up great so far, no problems at all.

On weight savings over a steel body, Ill have to look back at my notes, but I want to say I ended up saving between 600-1000 lbs. My crew Cab 4x4 F-550 empty with the aluminum body weights about 11,000 with one driver. Its a 19500 gvw so I can carry about 8500 lbs and we legal.
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