thanks for reply if i couldpush you abit in this subjectGet them extra rails off, not needed at all, theyre only there for extra strength for when loading the flat bed..When i bought mine it had been chopped, so the rails were off and the overhang at the rear had been shortened. Looked great! Now, its been lengthened again and I got a rear end from a custom guy in Germany, but there are plenty of choices out there.
Did think about doing the flat bed thing with a bodyshell too, seen some done and it looks good when done well. Best of luck with it all mate, always nice to see people playing with Dokas :ILU:
I think it would look great if you cut the shell at the swage line, welded all the doors etc to make it smooth as you like, and had a flush top, that opens on rams or something.
Enjoy your build!