- Posted by Shannon
- On March 2, 2017
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- 200, alloy, Austral monsoon, canopy, conversion, custom made, custom tray, duragal, enclosed, fabrication, flat bed, hilux, isuzu, iveco, metal, NPR, pantec, panteck, roller shutters. outdoor cleaning, steel tray, tray, tray mods, truck, ute, vented, welding
One of my good customers approached me with a concept to turn his Isuzu flat bed truck into an enclosed canopy.
He specified he didn’t want outward swinging doors because as his truck is always out on job sites parked on the street and up tight driveways, having the ability to open the doors in tight spaces led to us choosing auto roller shutters.
Since he already has the truck in service, the mid-mounted 4 cylinder pressure washer engine, hose reels and water surge tank had already been installed. The only way to overcome this and keep the truck on the road during the build was to build the canopy over the existing alloy tray.
Made from duragal steel construction, the frame was made in one piece to slip over the tray top, sent off to our local panel beater for a high gloss 2 pac spray job, then back for assembly and fitment of the roller shutters, alloy tread plate roof -used as a work platform, one piece alloy rear door, and to help with the chemical smell within the new enclosure we added 2 high flow 24v exhaust fans.
Below are a few photos of the build and a few of the finished job.
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