Thinking about building one
Done a couple of beaver tail bodies over the years....last one was to carry an autograss car rather than recovery.
Done one on a transit previously.
Similar design to above.
Did build it a ltitle over kill mind.
Is it hard to build as a home project?
The question is do you have much welding experience?
I work as a welder yes
Depends what gear you have access to...
For the one above I would have used a guillotine and Press brake, otherwise just the usual welder/grinder/drill...
Can't see it being a problem as a home project, Just depend on if you've got the space for it
Done a couple over the years
What are you going to put it on?
Whatever it is make sure its a long wheel base,seen a lot of builds on swb trucks with more overhang than whats on the chassis
Steel or ali?
Its not just about overhang but also about carry capacity for anything other than a kit car..
I have a grinder stick/tig and mig welder ,pipe bender but no guillotine or anything
And also would be for car recovery as few of my friends repair and re sell write off cars
Thats why i asked steel or ali
Theres a few builds on the transit forum,main thing is plan it out and keep the weight down with what you build it with,but keep in mind strengh
il make it from box/angle then checker plate and a winch welded on,from steel
Steel chequer plate is very heavy either used ali plate or go for punched steel decking ie
Could just space out angle? Then strap through wheels
Yer but not a smooth rolling on/off cars esp with flat tyres and murder to walk on also
Remember there is a legal max overhang behind the rear axle of, I think, something like 60% of the wheelbase so choose base vehicle wisely.
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