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Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby beerguy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:30 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know how much the dropside truck bed weighs? I want to take it off to gain more load capacity.
A customized bed of some of sort will need to be fabricated to handle two 800 kg beer tanks. Capacity now is 1250.
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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby DrDeAtH » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:24 pm

You'd need a 430 model as a base vehicle. The dropside bed wouldn't weigh 400kg. Plus you'd need to add back some weight for the new bed.
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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby travelling man » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 am

beerguy wrote:Hi,
Does anyone know how much the dropside truck bed weighs? I want to take it off to gain more load capacity.
A customized bed of some of sort will need to be fabricated to handle two 800 kg beer tanks. Capacity now is 1250.


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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby MinorMatt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:07 pm

You *might* just get away with it - but your custom frame will have to be super light.

Always thought bare chassis cabs weighed around 1600/1700kg
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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby beerguy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 am

DrDeAtH wrote:You'd need a 430 model as a base vehicle. The dropside bed wouldn't weigh 400kg. Plus you'd need to add back some weight for the new bed.

Hi, sorry for the long absence. Another model vehicle is not an option.This 3.5t vehicle is currently being operated at highway speeds at a weight of approximately 3.9t, but not by me. I refuse to do that. The truck bed part code is BK315D042FAA. All I know is that it is made in Turkey, but I cannot find a weight for it. I am hoping that removing it and using half a tank of gas will get the weight to within design parameters.
As for adding weight, the empty tanks weigh 245kg each. How much weight is needed?
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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby oldyellar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:07 pm

Be better with a single rear wheel l3 t350 cab and chassis that'll give you extra load capacityas it's a lighter vehiclefrom get go
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Re: Ford Transit EK Basis L3, 3.5t how to make it lighter

Postby bambi mk 1 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:19 pm

You could change your beer to Coors Light .HTH :)
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