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Anybody clued up about pickup body conversions from a legal and insurance point?

 

I have a single cab Isuzu Dmax and the standard tub is next to useless. I'd like to build a full height arb type body on it, and something I could easily do myself. 

 

I've seen a lot of diy body projects but not sure how they stand when it comes to approval, if required?

 

I'm reluctant to take it to a body builder, firstly because of the silly prices they quote, and also what I've heard about shoddy workmanship from some well known 'specialist' converters.

 

Any info really appreciated before I get the welder out. 

 

Thanks 

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Son turned his L200 into a flatbed, insurance were fine about it (NFU) you need to talk to your insurance about it but generally as it doesn't alter performance they don't care.

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Sounds good! I'll give the insurance a ring and see what they say, I'm with Admiral so not a Mickey mouse company. I'll post up re the response I get. Cheers 

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I've been thinking about doing something similar. One idea would be to buy a trailer and use that. Remove the towbar and axle and mount it on the frame on the pickup. Buy from a manufacturer that offer accessories like mesh sides/double sides, etc. It would also make it easy to get spare parts.

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Hi,

 

Got mine done by RBG (who advertise on here) really pleased with it, made the truck much more useable. Paid just over a grand.

 

Told insurance company and they were fine.

 

I know you can buy all the aluminium panels/hinges etc on EBay but I'm sure you could get a better deal buying direct.

 

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23 hours ago, Ian_NW said:

Sounds good! I'll give the insurance a ring and see what they say, I'm with Admiral so not a Mickey mouse company. I'll post up re the response I get. Cheers 

In my experience they’re one of the worst. I had a claim with them and they fought me every step of the way. I had a defender stolen and ended up loosing a lot of money as they wouldn’t honour the value of the vehicle. Also lots of hidden charges when you have to claim. Never again.

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On 03/05/2022 at 08:26, Gordon S said:

Hi,

 

Got mine done by RBG (who advertise on here) really pleased with it, made the truck much more useable. Paid just over a grand.

 

Told insurance company and they were fine.

 

I know you can buy all the aluminium panels/hinges etc on EBay but I'm sure you could get a better deal buying direct.

 

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Hey mate have you got the contact details for RBG? 

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