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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby Vonflames » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:26 pm

crinklystarfish wrote:
Vonflames wrote: Do T244's have pivot systems as standard?
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No, in fact, very no.



Wow, I didn't realise this, how did they fair in the army without any flex system, did they just expect the bed to twist?

The Gaz body has a rail on rail system bolting at the back and spring dislocation near the cab.

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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:42 pm

For the General Service T244; it's a similar principle to the GAZ. They have three pairs of 'fixed' fixing points with a further (foremost) pair of fixing points that consist of compressible rubber bobbins to allow a rudimentary separation of chassis / loadbed.

To be fair, though it sounds crude, it's pretty well proven.

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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby Ivan C » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:36 pm

As a matter of interest my MAN had the bed bolted direct to the chassis, no form of torsion relief at all!
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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby PeteB » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:46 pm

Ivan C wrote:As a matter of interest my MAN had the bed bolted direct to the chassis, no form of torsion relief at all!Ivan C

You're doomed!!!!!

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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby Ivan C » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm

PeteB wrote:
Ivan C wrote:As a matter of interest my MAN had the bed bolted direct to the chassis, no form of torsion relief at all!Ivan C

You're doomed!!!!!

LOL, with apologies to Cpl Fraser.
It also had a nasty chassis extension, fabricated cross member and a fabricated end cross member. To cap it all off the tow hitch was mounted on the under run bar support!
All however is now well
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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby Vonflames » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 pm

I really apreciate the responses already, I have a feeling I'm gonna like this forum.

I think some folk will find following My build a bit Marmite, overkill or unnecessary,
I guess all of us have different wants and needs when it comes to building an overlander.

I'm gonna keep the NBC air conditioning unit on the front of the box , also the subframe will be made with an extended piece that will hold a 10kva Genset between the box and the cab, I know that sounds crazy but with us being involved with festival management, build and break etc, We have the need for this truck to be capable of forming a basic base unit when on site.
The Habitation box also has a fold down gantry that forms a verander which the stair set attaches to.

ImageUntitled by Scott Von Flames,

This was when I plonked it on to get a feel for it a while ago, it's hanging right off there.
The final idea will have it so that aircon unit is close up to the cab and the generator will sit below it on the opposite side.

Think I'm nuts yet?

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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby Grommet1 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm

Good to see you on here Scott. Am really glad you've got going with the Daf. Was sad to see it staring at the clouds. Don't forget the Gaz though :)
Keep us posted. Yes you're officially nuts :D
Cheers
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Re: Hello from Lancashire...

Postby ralph » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:27 am

Nice looking trucks I particularly like the balcony / varanda on the box :D. Good luck with the build and keep posting updates.


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