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We are asked a lot of questions about our conversions and whether we do other fabrication projects so in the following page we'll try to answer some of the more frequently ask questions.

GVM. This is the maximum weight that the manufacturer certifies the vehicle to carry, this includes all the extras like bullbars, roofracks, fuel and people. When a vehicle is converted the GVM doesn't alter and as a result of the conversion the weight of the vehicle doesn't alter significantly so the carrying capacity of your dualcab will be very close to the wagons carrying capacity.

Something to consider when deciding on the type of tray or extras you would like is what the end weight will be. With this in mind WBMB offers an alloy tray as standard on our conversions but if you really want a steel tray we have the option of a steel tray with an alloy checkerplate floor which has a significant weight saving over steel checkerplate (we will do a steel checker floor if needed though). The GVM can be raised slightly in some states and we would be happy to provide the the contact details of Engineers in your vicinity.




CVM. This is the weight of your vehicle and the legally allowed weight of your trailer combined. Again this is set by the factory and can only be increased by a Engineer. Although you may not want to go down the path of a CVM increase you will find that a WBMB dualcab with a chassis extension will tow that caravan or boat with ease and the added vehicle length will give you a more "planted" feel on the road when towing at the upper limits of your vehicles capacity.

Engineering. All our conversions/modifications are done to the National Code of Practice and are registerable in all states, as each state has it's own system of certifiying vehicle modifications the proccess will be different ( and also the cost) but the end result is that your WBMB conversion will be on the road in your home state with a minimum of fuss.

General Fabrication Athough the Dualcab and extracab conversions form a big part of our business we are equipt to do a wide range of fabrication and modification projects;

Light truck tipping units can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles.

Pop-top conversions can be done on most vans.

Tray bodies both in alloy and steel can be manufactured and fitted.

Service bodies and canopies in steel or aluminium.

Truck and bus body fabrication and repairs.

Pallet lifters to light/medium trucks and utilities

Getting here. Cockatoo is approximatly an hours drive east of the Melbourne CBD and is well supported by public transport with connections to Tullamarine airport Bus and train services available from almost our front door

What ever your needs, contact Wide bay Motor Bodies to discuss your next project.




Want to reach us?
call 0411 733393 or


WBMB is located at:
5 Quinn St Dandenong


We are open:
Monday to Friday
8 am to 4.30 pm