can i get a "thumbs up"?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Grass Cake, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Messages: 303

    Just finished adding a beaver(dove)tail & ramp to an old box truck.
    Don't hate on the hunter green paint from Home Depot!(i was in a hurry to get a little rust protection)

    Grass Cake




  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    looks good, good job
  3. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Looks good.
    The spring hinge is a professional touch.
    What was your steel cost on that project?

    A couple things to pick on though.

    I would have built the angled supports back to the crossmember at the hinge point, and gone with a latch system that works without going to both sides of the truck.
  4. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Looks like it turned out very well. Nice fabbing skills. Just don't forget about it when backing up:p
  5. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    nice job. i don't mind the hunter green either.:drinkup:
  6. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Man that looks great!
  7. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Man that is sweet. I am loving the green.
  8. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Messages: 303

    Thanks for the thumb!

    I did think about running the middle members all the way back..the tubing is 11 gauge 1 1/2(very stiff) I left the space open to fabricate a hitch reciever later on.

    I don't know how i could have 1 latch for the split gate.( but i'm case i build another) :)

    I bought most of the metals over time in the summer...But a close proximation to price would be..$550-$600 including the springs($27 each) , paint.

    Grass Cake
  9. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    Nice job! One thing you may consider welding onto it in the future is a way to lock/tie the two sides together. I think the easiest way would be to use a couple sleeves and a pin.

    pin and sleeve.JPG
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Looks VERY professional, good job!

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