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#1 waylandlong

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

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#2 G8r.Ray

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

Well done! Very attractive. :D
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#3 oscarvan

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Very, very sexy.
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#4 Dennis M

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

Sweet! Very nicely done. One nit-pick though, I wonder about the single strap per side tie down, should a strap break, or get cut, you lose the tie down at two corners instead of one. Looks like a potential problem with no actual benefit.
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#5 Steveoreno

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

What are the 2 grey boxes on the rear of bed?

I also like the integration of off the shelf parts (Body boxes) to save $

Can we get some more pics and specs ? Interior?

Does the paint match the trailer?

Edited by Steveoreno, 16 May 2012 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

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#7 waylandlong

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

We are trying the single strap to make it easier to tie down. The problem with a double ratchet (4 tie total) is the ground clearance of the car (or lack thereof) would make us have the back ratchet (passenger side) mount to the side of the bed. We are attempting not to attract anymore attention to overall width. There are two straps on the car. If you placed a removable ratchet in a mid point anchor position, the car is so low you have no ratchet travel. The straps have cleated pads that are slipped onto the strap to allow it to slide over tire for a great cinch effect. You un-ratchet the front, un-cleat the anchors, and flop it all over to the side without ever crawling up onto the deck.

The grey boxes on the back are plugs that are powered by the Onan, which is concealed under the driver side ground effect.

Our choice on the box set up saves us nothing. We can fab alot cheaper than we can stack individual boxes like this. This just appears to give us alot more flexibility and there will be less dead or wasted space.

We R&D on every single build trying to make it better than the last. Best part about being a small company. My production meetings do not last very long because I simply talk to myself while checking cows, roping steers, or baling hay.

Edited by waylandlong, 16 May 2012 - 12:04 PM.

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#8 Hdonlybob

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

As I posted on the Leaked photos...
Simple, sanitary, functional, and down right beautiful... :D
Awesome job.....
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#9 suncatalyst

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thats a Beauty for Sure...

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#10 D and J

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Excellant job Wayland!!


Just needs a few more tool boxes! :lol: :lol:
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#11 DakarNick

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

Awesome, Wayland! Do you know/remember the wheelbase measurement?

I love all of it, but especially the exhaust and drom boxes.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Very Nice!!!!!

#13 Russ Barnes

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

Wayland,

As usual a GREAT job. This really moves the bar of hauling a big fiver up several notches. I agree with your strapping down, it's the same way that the factory ships smart cars to the dealer - single strap on both sides. Strap users just be sure there are no cuts, wear spots and the tags with the rating show. We don't need any DOT guys hanging around and saying we need to play by the same rules as the commercial rules.

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The weather is warmer, I've a lot more get up and go and I spend more time on finishing the truck - however, the rain falls - grass grows and I have to spend three days a week mowing 6+ acres.  Then because I am retired somehow my DW things since she still works that I needed to be appointed grocery getter, chef, dish washer and other chores.  So the story is that more is getting done, but still not as fast as I'd like.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Wayland,

We don't need any DOT guys hanging around and saying we need to play by the same rules as the commercial rules.

Russ


With the greatest respect Russ, I have no problem with the DOT guys hanging out and perhaps having a closer look, particularly at something that is so well executed.

That's what we pay them for. There have been enough horrendous accidents with things like wheels coming off trucks that I really don't think corralling the highway safety guys is a really good idea. We drive something that looks, walks and quacks a lot like commercial and they get to look at it whenever the spirit moves them.

Not sure about your particular jurisdiction, but exactly that happens in Ontario to EVERYONE that looks interesting quite a lot, particularly on major highways on holiday weekends.

They catch lot of people that shouldn't be on the road at all.

So to keep it relevant, if this method of load securement meets standards, I really like it.

Geo

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

Only one word "Sweeeeeeeeeeeet"

#16 campswithcritters

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

if this method of load securement meets standards, I really like it.

Geo


I will say just one thing, although my bed is now modified to pull the Smart up either fwd or aft first I still prefer rearward due to a safety device I developed. As I have a hitch mounted on my Smart, I can pull it up rear first and put a chain through the safety chain holes on my hitch and through the receiver on the bed to give a third attachment point. It is hard to see but in the photo below there is a chain attaching the car to the tilt bed. If anybody needs a closer view I can snap a close-up for them.

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#17 Bob Cochran

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

Opinion has not changed well perhaps it has. Better than awesome to fantastic!!! ;):)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Wow, just Wow! Stunning indeed.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

Very nice work! I like the stacked tool boxes, neat idea, I would not have thought about doing them that way.

Sitting here in the cheap seats eating popcorn while you slave away to make dead lines and delivery dates, could I suggest..

Fold down glad hands so I don't trip on them? or haul stuff home from Home Depot...

Moving those boxes to one side, so you could put a tall locker next to them for a ladder, or other tall/long items that could stand or hang in there? perhaps there isn't enough room though.

Pimp it up with some chrome 10" outdoor speakers mounted in the sides of the top tool box, so I could play some loading music or judging by the crowd that gathers while I'm in too big of a hurry to answer those same 50 questions, I could play some Opera or Heavy Metal to repel them back to their campsites.

If I'm in Texas or ND I'd play a dvd of Obama's State of the Union speech, to repel folks, but that might have a dangerous side effect...


Great work, looking forward to the 2L HDT factory edition...

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#20 campswithcritters

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Pimp it up with some chrome 10" outdoor speakers mounted in the sides of the top tool box, so I could play some loading music or judging by the crowd that gathers while I'm in too big of a hurry to answer those same 50 questions, I could play some Opera or Heavy Metal to repel them back to their campsites.

~blizz


I would record the answers to those same 50 questions to play for them and wear hearing protection so I would not hear it every day.
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