Truck Frame Shortening & Extending Services
in Willows, CA & Across Northern California

Providing services throughout Northern California, with Mobile DIesel mechanics in Willows, Red Bluff, Corning, Oroville, Biggs & Yuba City, CA

At L & T Truck Repair, we specialize in frame alteration, specifically frame shortening and extending, to enhance the functionality and versatility of your diesel truck.

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Diesel mechanic performing truck frame shortening service in Willows, CA

What is Frame Shortening and Extending?

Frame shortening and extending involve modifying the length of the truck's chassis. This process is essential for various applications, such as accommodating different body types or improving maneuverability.

  • Frame Shortening: This process involves removing a section of the truck's frame to decrease its overall length. It's often used to improve the turning radius, making the truck more suitable for urban environments or tight spaces.
  • Frame Extending: Conversely, frame extending involves adding a section to the truck's frame, increasing its length. This modification is beneficial for adding more cargo space or adapting the truck for specialized equipment.

The Technical Process

Frame Shortening

  • Measurement and Planning: Precise measurements are crucial. We consider the truck's original design and intended use to determine the optimal length.
  • Cutting the Frame: We cut the frame with precision using advanced tools. This step is critical for maintaining the truck's structural integrity.
  • Alignment and Reinforcement: After shortening, the frame is realigned to ensure proper distribution of weight and stress. Reinforcement is then applied to maintain the frame's strength.

Frame Extending

  • Selecting the Right Materials: The extension begins with selecting materials matching the frame's original strength and durability.
  • Welding and Integration: The new section is carefully welded and integrated into the existing frame. This step requires skilled craftsmanship to ensure a seamless integration.
  • Testing and Quality Assurance: Post-modification, the extended frame undergoes rigorous testing to ensure safety and durability.

Importance of Professional Frame Modification

Frame modification is not just a matter of cutting and welding. It involves a deep understanding of the truck's engineering. Improper modifications can lead to structural weaknesses, safety risks, and decreased performance. At L & T Truck Repair, our experts ensure that every modification meets the highest safety and performance standards.

Custom Solutions for Your Truck

Every truck and requirement is unique. Whether you need a shorter frame for better urban mobility or an extended frame for increased cargo capacity, we offer customized solutions. Our team works closely with you to understand your needs and delivers modifications that align with your objectives.

Ensuring Compliance and Safety

Safety and compliance with transportation regulations are paramount. Our modifications are designed to enhance performance and ensure your truck complies with all safety standards. We understand the importance of these regulations and ensure that our modifications meet or exceed these requirements.

Schedule Your Frame Shortening Or Extending

Frame shortening and extending services are more than alterations; they're about tailoring your diesel truck to meet specific needs. At L & T Truck Repair, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality, customized solutions for your diesel truck. With our expertise in frame modification, we ensure your truck is functional and versatile but also safe and compliant with all regulations. Trust us to transform your diesel truck to meet the unique demands of your work.

Our Diesel Mechanic services

At L & T Truck Repair, we understand the intricacies and demands of diesel engines and their vast systems. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive diesel mechanic services tailored to meet the needs of your diesel trucks, trailers, and fleet vehicles. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and staffed by ASE-certified technicians committed to ensuring your diesel vehicles operate at peak performance.

Customer testimonials

"We were stuck at Walmart and Andrew from L & T trucking came through and saved the day. What a great guy he was in a good mood and made everybody feel comfortable that things were gonna work out. Thank you Ellen T we will always recommend you and use your services."
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Matthew Evans

"Our motorhome broke down on interstate 5. Dispatcher was very helpful finding a diesel repair shop and had a tow truck there to tow us to Redding CA. James the tow truck driver was wonderful.  Very helpful. Thank you so very much."
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Sally Thomsen

"Levi and the guys at L & T Truck Service did an awesome job getting Bird Dog Fire's Engine 627 back online to continue working the August Complex fire after 14 days of abuse on the fireline and 5 days of travel from Florida."
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Carlos Gutierrez

"Very happy with the service, if ever needed again I will definitely go back!"
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Contact & Location

For heavy-duty truck repair and fleet services in Northern California, visit our shop in Willows, CA, or request service from our mobile diesel mechanic team in Red Bluff, Corning, Biggs, Oroville & Yuba City, CA. Give us a call, send us an email, or fill out our service request form!


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