Recent content by boogie944

  1. boogie944

    (USA) panel options Total Composites or GXV DIY Adventure Kits

    Depends all on size of your truck. If the sub frame and/or box survives lifting an axle I would say you do not really need a 3 point suspension on yur sub frame/box. If you have something like LMTV size truck subframe and/or box is unlikely strong enough to lift an axle once you hit the end stops.
  2. boogie944

    (USA) panel options Total Composites or GXV DIY Adventure Kits

    At low/normal road driving speeds the suspension is not working well as it is too easy for the chassis to torque. Causing lot of movement of the driver cab which is not very comfortable.
  3. boogie944

    (USA) panel options Total Composites or GXV DIY Adventure Kits

    Not all trucks need a subframe. Likely @Victorian does not have one either on his Transit. And I have an inbetween solution with spring mounts (Isuzu NPS 7t chassis). My truck is not behaving very well with a 3 point subframe as the chassis is relatively light. All depends on weight of the...
  4. boogie944

    (USA) panel options Total Composites or GXV DIY Adventure Kits

    The point of the sub frame is to provide a hinge and raise the box enough so it can move around (or the truck chassis torque freely underneath). It does eliminate all torsion intrduced by anything below the box (eg axles going over uneven terrain). But the box itself still needs to take up some...
  5. boogie944

    (USA) panel options Total Composites or GXV DIY Adventure Kits

    It is normal the base frame itself without the box on top will display some torsion. This base frame steel structure by itselfhas no torsional stiffness properties whatsoever and it is also not required. This stiffness all needs to come from whatever you place on top.
  6. boogie944

    Buying a Fuso abroad??

    I looked at this because I wanted to make a truck outside Canada then import. I am not Canadian, but like to travel in North America. I chose Canada as BC is one of very few places in the world you can have a vehicle registered and insured as a tourist. So now I made a box on an Isuzu chassis...
  7. boogie944

    Buying a Fuso abroad??

    For 15 years and older: https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/importing-vehicle/importing-older-vehicles-canada Import from USA/Mexico: https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/importing-vehicle/importing-vehicle-united-states-mexico From countries other than Mexico...
  8. boogie944

    Buying a Fuso abroad??

    I did a fair bit of research on this sort of thing. Apart from RHD issue as mentioned by @SkiFreak you will not be able to get it into Canada and get it registered. There's some exceptions when it is old (I believe >15 years). Most countries nowadays is very fussy with Diesel engines. For...
  9. boogie944

    Frame flex and type and kind of spring?

    I believe main reason to do the springs is to avoid too high torsional stresses on your box. The heavier and longer the chassis the more relevant this point is. The chassis flex may also be an advantage at slow speed on rough terrain to keep wheels on the ground. To answer your question when...
  10. boogie944

    RWD NPR - Ok, so we're NOT climbing the Andes....

    Thanks @billiebob. Very useful explanation. I am considering buying a chassis in Canada, register in BC, ship to Malaysia in a container, do conversion to 4x4, add camper shell like on my profile photo, then send it back to Canada on a roro. So should be all legal/in the grey area you...
  11. boogie944

    Discussion on the 2021 Isuzu/Chevy 6.6L Gas Cabover Platform

    Hi John, Fantastic that EC are now including the Chevy/Isuzu in your CORE program. I am interested in that, but really only need a simple (lower budget) conversion. Something that would get me something like a stock NPS 75-155 in Australia (Isuzu brochure attached). I am sure your CORE...
  12. boogie944

    Discussion on the 2021 Isuzu/Chevy 6.6L Gas Cabover Platform

    I am making one and planning to send the box to Canada in a container and fit it on a new class 4 NPR or class 5 NQR chassis with gas engine. - One of my hesitations is the high cost of doing a simple conversion to 4x4 that I have seen so far - The Earthcruiser conversion will end up almost...
  13. boogie944

    RWD NPR - Ok, so we're NOT climbing the Andes....

    My build in progress on NPS chassis. I am in Malaysia. Some boxes storage still to be added underneath. Started off with FRP sandwichpanels and added the nose. The whole box can tilt for maintenance/reaching the engine. Planning to make 1 more and send it to North America (only the box) to fit...
  14. boogie944

    Do it your self Fiberglass Extrusions by Total Composites

    Wrapping over the top really not requited unless for aesthetics. The whole point of these profiles is to make the build easy to assemble vs a lot of handy work and dimensional control required when wrapping by hand.
  15. boogie944

    Do it your self Fiberglass Extrusions by Total Composites

    Yes you are right. These are pulltrusions. I have some similar to above where manufacturer claiming 40% transverse strength vs longitudinal. Hard to check the exact numbers, but they seem very strong. Main force on the profiles is in line with the profile, not transverse. In that direction the...
Top