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    Serious post;

    Worked for a guy who extended an Econvan cab chassis a fair bit, in press to accommodate a steel tray to hold his Datsun 1200 coupe.

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    Could do drive-in, drive-out including cert if you were in QLD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls400x View Post
    Could do drive-in, drive-out including cert if you were in QLD...
    Thank fuck for a serious reply bloke. Would love to if closer! As per original question... what's the ball park on this kind of job?

    Reason I'm asking is because occasionally I see extended trucks come up but without engineer's papers. Relative cost would sway me one way or the other before I start spending anything on the truck I just picked up. And as is the way of things, you get one and then the others start to come out of the wood work.

    Got offered another F350 chassis for $200. My piece of shit will arrive via tilt tray on Friday.

    After reading up on the NCOP I linked earlier it doesn't actually look all that involved. Fairly straight forward when providing a donor chassis. Mark, cut, weld as per regs, laminate the rails and bolt-through. Then do the paperwork.
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    What tare weight constitutes a heavy vehicle?

    Im too lazy and drunk on a tuesday to read 50+ pages of the linked VSB

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron_hogan View Post
    Thank fuck for a serious reply bloke. Would love to if closer! As per original question... what's the ball park on this kind of job?

    Reason I'm asking is because occasionally I see extended trucks come up but without engineer's papers. Relative cost would sway me one way or the other before I start spending anything on the truck I just picked up. And as is the way of things, you get one and then the others start to come out of the wood work.

    Got offered another F350 chassis for $200. My piece of shit will arrive via tilt tray on Friday.
    After reading up on the NCOP I linked earlier it doesn't actually look all that involved. Fairly straight forward when providing a donor chassis. Mark, cut, weld as per regs, laminate the rails and bolt-through. Then do the paperwork.
    depending on how far your extending you might need to rotate the diff to get the desired pinion angle. probably not that hard on an old effy, some diff 'chocks' should do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhj View Post
    What tare weight constitutes a heavy vehicle?

    Im too lazy and drunk on a tuesday to read 50+ pages of the linked VSB
    dont quote me, but iirc its 3.5/4T. cant remember if thats unloaded, or loaded
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    would simply go to a 2 piece tail shaft/centre bearing if that was an issue.

    We are only talking 18" to 24" increase. Whatever can be achieved by snipping the rails before the hump at the spring hangers on one and up near the cab on the other. I don't want to haul a limo but getting a full size car on is important. With the Dyna, I once had a 350 chev Jag on the back and I wasn't happy with how it drove with so much weight on the overhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRGREATWALLMAN View Post
    depending on how far your extending you might need to rotate the diff to get the desired pinion angle. probably not that hard on an old effy, some diff 'chocks' should do it.
    If it's a multi piece driveshaft, you move the centre bearing back as much as the axle and extend the front half of the shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhj View Post
    What tare weight constitutes a heavy vehicle?
    Anything with a GVM over 4500kg
    Tare weight could be anything under that but I cant see anyone selling a truck that can only carry 100kg.
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    Saw a Thrifty moving truck a while back, on the door it had 3990kg tare, 4500kg gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturmovik View Post
    Saw a Thrifty moving truck a while back, on the door it had 3990kg tare, 4500kg gross.
    I'm sure that will never end up overweight
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron_hogan View Post
    As per original question... what's the ball park on this kind of job?

    X2 for interests sake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    X2 for interests sake...
    Creative conversions in Brendale start at $6k for a normal ute. But can vary a fair bit.
    From what I gather that's a pretty standard price.
    Interestingly I found a mob in the US who can do Ford F series pattern chassis rails to any length. Guy I know was going to use them to make all new rails for his W900 heavy haul rebuild.

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    A mate did his F350 Banana Back build in his back yard... In SA though, so no inspection for rego!
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    I seen a triton in Mt Isa the other month, extended and the job was nothing special, just extended and plated each side for added strength. I looked for anything else as I thought these things were already known for bending without an extension.
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    Anyone have the fresh link?

    Edit: found it

    https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/...H_Chassis.docx
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