The Only Way is Essex
Not so long ago the phone at breakdownvehicles.com rang. It was LJ Transportation of Letchington in Essex. They rang to say they had a problem with a slidebed, the rails were bent and spread apart and a previous repair hadn't worked out very well. They were also concerned that the bed looked tired and a bit won out.
Our advice was to replace the bed entirely as given the state of the old bed this was infact the cheaper option. On removing the old bed we found what had caused the problems with the bed, it was infact the main tilt frame which had been broken and bent down.
We got in touch with LJ Transportation to let them know what we had found and sent them pictures of the damage. They authorised us to carry out the repair which we duly did. We shotblasted and painted everything and then fitted the new bed to the repaired frame alongwith new red markers to the flyer and side markers. We completed the new wiring and returned the truck to LJ Transportation, saving them valuable time by not having to leave their business.
LJ Transportation have kindly agreed to share the before an after photos with you. We hope you enjoy them and agree that their finished vehicle looks as good as new. They've ended up with a truck that's ready to keep on earning for a long time yet, improving their return on the original vehicle investment.
Here is the before;
And here is the after;