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my bed has is well passed it use by. chucked a shovel in back along and it put a small hole in the bed. most of the cross members are looking pretty shagged. But she is still earning me the dollar

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yeah the floor of the bed is ok. Just had some welding done on a couple of holes. So hopefully just need ally sides bolted on.

 

Can anyone recommend a welder or decent bodyshop in Sheffield area?

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Has anyone used pvc sheeting over a metal frame for a tipper body? I'm thinking of getting some 5mm 8x4 sheets in white and riveting them to an aluminium box section frame. The lower half on the inside would need be aluminium as it won't crack when throwing big chunks in, but the upper section will only come into contact with chip and brash. It would be fairly light, easy to work with, and as its used for signage, easy to fix graphics to?

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Has anyone used pvc sheeting over a metal frame for a tipper body? I'm thinking of getting some 5mm 8x4 sheets in white and riveting them to an aluminium box section frame. The lower half on the inside would need be aluminium as it won't crack when throwing big chunks in, but the upper section will only come into contact with chip and brash. It would be fairly light, easy to work with, and as its used for signage, easy to fix graphics to?


Would be light but I think you would smash it in no time though could be wrong!

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Would be light but I think you would smash it in no time though could be wrong!



Agreed. You'd damage it and it would look crap in no time. You could maybe do a combo of ply and plastic though. Might get the best qualities of both materials.

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Been pricing aluminium for the tipper body, 8x4 aluminium sheets are £60 each and 24mmx25mmx3mm aluminium box section is £5.40 per metre. Would an aluminium box section frame clad in the aluminium sheeting on both sides be strong enough for the whole body, or would I be better keeping the original steel sides and tail gate (heavy but strong) and making a lightweight aluminium upper section to replace the angle iron and plywood?

 

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