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Mobile Xray unit

Postby OBone » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:12 am

Hi all.

Based in South Africa, Mk8 went on sale here about 2 years ago. We get the MWB 92kw (I think FWD) and the LWB 114kw. I am a bit undecided what will be more suitable.

1) The roof of the LWB is high enough but because of the size you will need an LDV license. Unless you register it as a special vehicle (like a mobile clinic) that in my case will be very possible. But more expensive in license fees. The MWB can be driven in South Africa with a normal car license. So how does one make the roof higher? I need 2m the MWB roof is only 1.86. Any readily available roof extensions?

2) Cushioning the sensitive equipment, air suspension is a must. I see the most popular is the one with the bracket bolted to the chassis where (I assume) the leaf spring shackle used to be. The bag goes behind the axle. I came across glide-rite.com They offer a dual bag on each corner. One in front and one behind. They reckon as a result you have more surface on the airbags, you then need less pressure to get to height. This means smoother ride. Anyone have any experience on this setup?

3) Air suspension also helps to raise and drop it, so the scanner operates level. With only the rear converted to air, will the lift be enough to get it level in a slightly slanted parking lot? Not only front to back but side to side as well?

That is all for now.

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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby bigjohnthomas » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:51 am

If your going to be spending money on it you need to start with the right base van
You can't go cutting the roof off and extending it with baked bean cans :lol:
Have you looked at the shitrone vans? The bloke at the shop just got one med roof but there's plenty of room to stand up in it. Being an important business man and Europe's premier manufacturer of dogs arse washing vans I will be looking into these in the future
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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby Herts » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:37 am

bigjohnthomas wrote: Being an important business man and Europe's premier manufacturer of dogs arse washing vans.


Who are you talking about BJT?????

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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby OBone » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:10 pm

bigjohnthomas wrote:If your going to be spending money on it you need to start with the right base van
You can't go cutting the roof off and extending it with baked bean cans
Have you looked at the shitrone vans? The bloke at the shop just got one med roof but there's plenty of room to stand up in it. Being an important business man and Europe's premier manufacturer of dogs arse washing vans I will be looking into these in the future
Ummmm

What is a shirtone van....? Perhaps you ment short one?

Need 1.9m for the scanner. Probably another 100mm for the anti vibration platform.



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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby ned » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Cant you get a mwb high roof?
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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby bigjohnthomas » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:23 pm

Can you tell what it is yet?
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Re: Mobile Xray unit

Postby OBone » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:30 pm

Aaaaahhhh. Now I get it. Hell no. Not even free.

Besides we don't get them over here. Only Iveco, Merc, Crafter, Ducato.

But I'm a Ford fan. So I'm avoiding the Axis cars.

We don't get MWB with higher roof, dealer not sure if they can bring one in.

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