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    Question Box Truck

    Has anyone pulled the box of a box truck
    to make a bee hauler?? They seem to be
    plentiful and priced right.

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    Thumbs Up Re: Box Truck

    plus have the box for storage or whatever

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    Default Re: Box Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by kbenz View Post
    plus have the box for storage or whatever
    Yeah that is my thought as well. And box trucks look
    to be quite a bit less than flatbeds with the same
    tractor/chassis

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    Default Re: Box Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Has anyone pulled the box of a box truck
    to make a bee hauler?? They seem to be
    plentiful and priced right.
    Most box trucks also known as cut aways or vans are fleet vehicles and well maintianed. Just check into the price of a flatbed installed it gets kinda pricie unless you do it yourself. Jim
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    Default Re: Box Truck

    The first bed that I had custom built cost me $100.00 per foot. The last one was much more. I forget how much. Maybe $150.00 or $200.00.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Box Truck

    I bought the box off an NPR Isuzu from somebody that wanted to build a flatbed, got a 14' box with roll up door and an over box storage platform with ladder for 200.00!!! Only catch was I had to remove the box, It was way easier than I imagined I should have used a torch and blew the bolts off, but just using hand tools and an afternoon, I unbolted the box then jacked it up with a hi lift bumper jack so it was 4 inches above the frame blocked it up with cribbing then VERY carefully drove out from under it. Then slowly corner to corner lifted, pulled out wood next corner lifted pulled out wood etc. etc. about eight times around and wallah it is now on 6x6 PT beams full of bee stuff
    Honeydew

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    Default Re: Box Truck

    I was thinking of removing only the top of the
    box. Leaving the floor intact. I would think the
    floor has to be plenty sturdy enough for bee
    pallets.

    I do spray on truck bed liners on the side and
    would spray the deck with that.

    But I would only do this if the price difference between
    the flatbed and box truck were significant (couple grand
    at least).

    Then I'd drop the box on a slab.

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