Got a box truck, built a dovetail

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DLS02, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Awesome work. I have been working on mine for the last month. What size tubing is that? 2x3 inch? How thick? 1/8?
     
  2. DLS02

    DLS02 LawnSite Member
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    Yes it is 2 x 3 x 1/8. I thought about using channel or something else but I really like the 2 x 3.
     
  3. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do too. Nice work.
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree...ours is flat mesh and it's dangerous...either add a railing or a pull rope so you can safely enter/exit truck. I've slipped and fell many times on ours.
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  5. cgaengineer

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    I'm going to try this...ours has expanded metal and diamond plate...both are very slick.

    You are going to need a flat gusset where the tubing attaches to truck for the top rail...it will break at the stress point (our did).I'll get a picture today of ours so you will know what I'm talking about.

    Very nice work!
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  6. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks very nice like you know what your doing working with steel, welds look good, great job.
     
  7. cgaengineer

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  8. Salcido Lawn

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