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Old 12-15-2009, 11:54 AM
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This is a Volvo 770 we singled it out some time back and then my buddy wanted to haul a smart car. The guys use a smart car cause they are only some 100 inches long so they fit on the back of a truck nicely. The new ones are 104 or around there so they are not in compliance with the max width of 102 inches.

Built the bed with square tubing 1/8 wall, attached to the truck frame via custom brackets we made. Lined the top with 1/8 checker steel, built a arm assembly with a winch mounted under the deck to drag the car up the ramps. The ramps store under the deck in a box deal that we fabbed up.

Very tight tolerances on this whole job overall, had check and double check everything as it just fit.

My buddy had to take his trailer in for warranty work so he asked me if I wanted to come along, about a hour from here, we went down the road with the whole rig loaded up, sure was smooth. Lots of lookers checking out the smart car on the back.

I was very close to picking up a truck for myself and doing the same thing, but I really don't travel enough, plus my little ford does me fine.
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