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Old 01-17-2016, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default FLD120 toterhome build

Well here goes! The project begins!
We picked up this 1999 FLD120 that previously had a crane mounted to it. Frame was already stretched and double framed.
12.7 series 60 detroit for power with an Eaton 18 speed.
Plans are to modify an existing cargo box, a used Morgan body was located 102" wide 102" tall and 24ft long. The van box will get the front section notched to overhang the cab and windows/ doors fitted.
I'll see if I can get some pictures uploaded.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Oh boy, another build. Love it. Keep the pictures coming! Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:31 AM   #3
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I picked up this Morgan van body,it's well made and has the frp walls. It's 8.5ft wide by 8.5ft tall inside and 24 ft long.
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Brought the Morgan van box home on a buddies trailer.


Then parked the freightliner next to the trailer with enough room between them for the boom truck.


Van box in place
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:47 AM   #5
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Time to start slicing and dicing the van box, we are going to notch the front of the box so it overhangs the cab, we'll shorten it up too. The extra frame behind the rear axle will get bobbed once the van box is notched and slid forward into position.
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Cool, going to convert to weed burner exhaust so you can bring the box closer to the cab?
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Yep ,the stack has to go.
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Made some progress on the cargo box modification. The box was 24ft ,so the front cap had to be removed, then the roof and sides shortened by 4ft.Then the notch for the overcab could be done.

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The original corner radius pieces were the cut to fit the overhang and the belt rail lifted up to the lower edge of the overhang.
Then refitted the leading edge of the roof and the top outer corners.


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All I know is, based on those tire chains, you live WAY too far north.
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