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Thicknesses and dimensions for aluminum tray

Postby laguardia_arg on Sat, 08 Jun 2019 11:06 +0000

Hi. Greetings from Argentina.
My name is Santiago and I own a Hilux 2016 dual cab.
First of all I apologize for my writing, my English is not good.
I work with dogs and at this moment the box (stretcher) of the truck is closed with a fiberglass canopy, which takes away the possibility of carrying loads. And because in this country there is nothing similar to what you know as UTE TRAYS. I am starting the project in CAD to build an aluminum tray myself.
The tray will be 180 x 180 mm although if the regulations of my country allow it I would like to take it to the 205 mm long that would be the length with the bumper.
Now, my specific question, since I am starting the design, is. What diameters and thickness do you use for the structural aluminum of the tray? I am sorry to use 70 x 40 x 3 mm for the 4 perimeter and 2 central, with 50 x 20 x 3 mm for the transverse. What do you think?
I would appreciate any photo or diagram of the structure.
Thank you very much and again, sorry for the inconvenience of having to understand me.
Greetings.
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Re: Thicknesses and dimensions aluminum.

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sat, 08 Jun 2019 3:57 +0000

Hi again Santiago

Your English is totally understandable.
Have a look at these threads
https://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=24996
https://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=24173
There are many threads on trays builds but most are steel. The overall dimensions should be the same for your purposes
https://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=17341&p=265456
https://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=17386
Hope these help

Are you planing on building a dog cage on the tray?
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Re: Thicknesses and dimensions aluminum.

Postby laguardia_arg on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 8:17 +0000

Thanks for the response and the advice. What worries me is the thickness of the aluminum to be able to shit 500 kgs.
I read the threads that you recommended me and if I continue with doubts, consult them.
Again, thank you very much for the help.
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Re: Thicknesses and dimensions aluminum.

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 4:17 +0000

Hows the plans going?
I forgot about this thread here:
https://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7410&hilit=building+steel+tray
You could also try sending forum member packeteer a private message - he built an aluminium tray and still visits the forum. You may have already seen he used 3mm

Anyone else built an ally tray?
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