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Old 09-17-2018, 03:34 AM   #1
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Hi all, I'm considering using a 20 foot shipping container as a build box on a ford 9000 tractor or 2000 f/l century. I would be using it to haul an atv around and would make 8 feet of the box for the atv garage with a lift gate and the remaining 12 feet for a small living area. My question is would the shipping container be good to build or has anyone on here used a shipping container for their build. Thanks
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Great question. I look forward to answers since I have no idea.
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You must have read this old thread: Converting shipping container to trailer
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Thanks for the threads, those was some interesting projects being talked about
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Conex come in different lengths and heights.

They come in different steel alloys and aluminum.

I could see welding brackets to your can, with matching mounts on the truck frame.

I imagine you want to weld on different doors. Windows. A porch.

A simpler approach might be to acquire a 'straight truck' with a van box or reefer engineered and factory-mounted on a MDT. A P&D truck designed for pickup-and-delivery probably comes with your lift-gate.

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We live near the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon. One of my hobbies is walking through our local wrecking yards aka 'vehicle dismantlers'. My favorite is the MDT and HDT dismantler Anderson Brothers. They have boxes such as I describe. Unfortunately, after the engine quits or the front-end gets smacked, the box has zero value, so they get crushed and scrapped.

I hope you keep this thread active so we can see your progress!
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:00 AM   #6
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I had thought about a straight truck, but I really like the airtight of the containers and since this would be a simple weekend vehicle it want have much or no luxury just somewhere to camp out for a few nights and I just like having a heavy duty truck that could easily climb any mountain without breaking a sweat
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