Slick custom body

Alan

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Thank you for the compliment. And it's working out great, with the shorter frame and extra springs it carries teh estimated 700 lb load in the spreader just fine.
 

DaveO

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Location
Ma.
Alan,

Excellent work!!! I am very impressed on how well you thought/set up everything. The strobe mounts with the wiring route is attention to detail. How many hours would you estimate?

Again, very nice job...

Dave
 

Alan

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Dave,

It's hard to figure the time as I worked on and off on it for well over a month. At one point I figured about 80 hours, but in retrospect it's probably more in line with 100-120. As it happened I was able to take/make time to work on it as we were in a bad drought here this fall and mowing was pretty much at a standstill. The only way I can justify dong stuff like this myself is that (A) you can have just what you want and (B) it's better built than anything off a factory floor.

It's much like my equipment trailers, which are also homebuilts. I have nearly as much $$ in material as I could buy a complete trailer for. But mine don't flex when you load them off center and they tow straight as a string.

And there is a certain level of ego involved that can say "I built that and it's better than anything you could buy!"
 

75

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Aw, you guys from "Vuhmont" and your egos! Always looking for an excuse to show off! ;)

J/K Alan - I know what you mean about being able to say "I built that and it's better than anything you can buy!" I also like being able to answer, when asked where I bought something, "I built it!" :D
 

cat320

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Location
stoneham,ma
Like Alan said it's built they way he needs it and it's beefed up more than a stock item.I like the way it came out very nice unit Alan,my brother-in law is from Vermont up in Enosberg falls.He's a pretty good welder too Will have to get himm to make something as good as that but mayby on a 1 ton chassis.
 

wxmn6

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Claverack, NY
Saw pics of your truck body job from Chuck Smith's website a couple of weeks ago. It sure looks like alot of work, but you did a very nice job.
 

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