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D.I.Y Chip box, allu planking help.

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Morning guys,

 

has anyone got some decent ‘during photos’ of making they’re own arb body with the aluminium planking? 

I see different ways of it being attached, some steel frames, some alli. 

 

Cheers 🤙

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Morning guys,
 
has anyone got some decent ‘during photos’ of making they’re own arb body with the aluminium planking? 
I see different ways of it being attached, some steel frames, some alli. 
 
Cheers 🤙
I'd say steel posts on the corners as that's easiest and cheapest way for atachment to steel bed then slot the planking in aluminium channel

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I had this issue when trying to decide how to make a chip box over christmas.

I decided in the end to weld in new uprights with a cross bar to stop any flop, the attached the alli plank with hinges at the bottom an two sets of antiluce fasteners at each end. (so just like a standard drop side - just taller)

mainly so that if I wanted I could entirely remove a side panel for loading with the skidsteer if I wanted to.

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3 minutes ago, slasherscot said:

 

picture a bit fuzzy.......bought a  transit12plate dropside and got someone build this..brand new tipper etc

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Just to jump on this, making your own chip box is classed as a modification to the vehicle, and therefore your insurance must be notified., but as i have also recently found out, it then needs to have a certificate of conformity, which requires a vosa inspection!

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Just to jump on this, making your own chip box is classed as a modification to the vehicle, and therefore your insurance must be notified., but as i have also recently found out, it then needs to have a certificate of conformity, which requires a vosa inspection!
Yes you should tell your insurance company but vosa don't need to get involved. Least that's what I was lead to believe when I was digging around a while back. Also...you could have the body removed and a new custom one made and as long as you don't alter the chassis or axle etc then again, no need to involve vosa. Same goes for converting a drop side to a tipper

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12 minutes ago, Coletti said:
30 minutes ago, dig-dug-dan said:
Just to jump on this, making your own chip box is classed as a modification to the vehicle, and therefore your insurance must be notified., but as i have also recently found out, it then needs to have a certificate of conformity, which requires a vosa inspection!

Yes you should tell your insurance company but vosa don't need to get involved. Least that's what I was lead to believe when I was digging around a while back. Also...you could have the body removed and a new custom one made and as long as you don't alter the chassis or axle etc then again, no need to involve vosa. Same goes for converting a drop side to a tipper

Let me explain whats happened to me. Back in may i ordered a nissan cabstar double cab tipper. But i did not want the tipper body that nissan were going to supply, i wanted the vfs three way tipper. Vfs use a scattolini tipper, and in fact all nissan single cab dual wheel tippers are fitted with it, but one way only. The single wheel tippers are tipmaster, but for some reason, the double cabs are fitted with something else.

Now, because i am having my own tipper body fitted, albeit a standard off the shelf, fitted to all other single cab cabstars, the vehicle cannot leave the vfs premises and be road registered until it has a certificate of conformity. This has to be done by vosa, who then issue it. Mine was done on 19th december, and i am still waiting, although it may arrive monday.

I happened to query this with a customer who works for vosa, or dsa as they are now called? Who said it applies to any body modification that alters carrying capacity and load bearing, as well as alterations that can alter the structural rigidty of the vehicle.

His comment was thus, most wont bother, but in the event of an accident, or a routine stop check, it will then be flagged up and dealt with depending on the nature of the modification and its intended purpose.

Drilling holes in exisiting factory fitted body to accomodate extension sides would come under this remit,

Converting a dropside to a tipper would also require re calculations as to payloads which need to be indicated on the vinplate, and this can only be done by authorised and approved bodybuilders with input from vosa, in order to achieve a coc!

 

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Let me explain whats happened to me. Back in may i ordered a nissan cabstar double cab tipper. But i did not want the tipper body that nissan were going to supply, i wanted the vfs three way tipper. Vfs use a scattolini tipper, and in fact all nissan single cab dual wheel tippers are fitted with it, but one way only. The single wheel tippers are tipmaster, but for some reason, the double cabs are fitted with something else.
Now, because i am having my own tipper body fitted, albeit a standard off the shelf, fitted to all other single cab cabstars, the vehicle cannot leave the vfs premises and be road registered until it has a certificate of conformity. This has to be done by vosa, who then issue it. Mine was done on 19th december, and i am still waiting, although it may arrive monday.
I happened to query this with a customer who works for vosa, or dsa as they are now called? Who said it applies to any body modification that alters carrying capacity and load bearing, as well as alterations that can alter the structural rigidty of the vehicle.
His comment was thus, most wont bother, but in the event of an accident, or a routine stop check, it will then be flagged up and dealt with depending on the nature of the modification and its intended purpose.
Drilling holes in exisiting factory fitted body to accomodate extension sides would come under this remit,
Converting a dropside to a tipper would also require re calculations as to payloads which need to be indicated on the vinplate, and this can only be done by authorised and approved bodybuilders with input from vosa, in order to achieve a coc!
 
I'm afraid you have been slightly miss informened. As a new, unregistered vehicle it has to have type approval when it is registered which yes, does involve the dvsa or dvla (im not entirely sure which it is from memory) but...If a vehicle has already been registered and has its type approval, a body change can be done without the need for another type approval being carried out (weather that be converting from pickup to tray back, pickup to tipper or tipper to heigh sided tipper, makes no difference) provided it is just the body being altered and not the chassis. With regards to weights, all that's needed is a ticket from a weighbridge to submit as proof of what it actually weighs. All of this information I was told by the dvsa and DVLA when I was digging around for information

It's no different to buying something like a single cab ford ranger then fitting a canopy to it. Effectively you've altered both it's size and weight but it doesn't need any approval from dvsa/DVLA to fit said canopy

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