The Extended Wheelbase Chassis Conversion is designed for customers who need a full size tray on a Dual Cab ute. The options for extension are 650mm, 750mm, 850mm and 950mm.
This is the most common chassis extension and will comfortably fit an 1800mm long tray (all trays are 2000mm wide). Dependant on the customer needs the 650mm extension can accommodate a 2000mm long tray.
The overall vehicle length is just under 5.7m and the wheel base is 2950mm, so the vehicle is still very manageable driving around town. With the independent front end, the turning circle is also better than a 70 series.
By extending the wheelbase of the vehicle, the rear axle (diff) is moved back and positioned more centrally to the tray. This allows for much safer and better handling of the vehicle when the tray is loaded. The added bonus for an extended chassis model is the wheel arch toolbox’s that are fabricated into the original wheel arch of the vehicle. These are very popular for mounting a compressor or storing recovery gear.
Interior – Extended Chassis (and Standard Chassis)
The interior is trimmed using carefully designed CNC cut panels which offers excellent sound deadening qualities. An added advantage to this process is the consistent factory finish.
Exterior – Extended Chassis
It’s paramount that our work looks as good as what comes out of the factory. Using Pressed metal panels keeps the internal structure consistent with the rest of the vehicle.
Full Length Side Steps
Full length steps offer protection for the back of the cab as well as an additional place to step up to access the tray or canopy.
We can either extend the Side Rails and Step combo’s such as TJM or ARB, or we build our own custom full length step (if you prefer not to have side rails).