I'd like to have a truck (one of those UD trucks comes to mind) with a body on the back that:
1. Would be big enough to carry the T in.
2. Without the T in it, I'd like to have shelves
and display bins to carry merchandise samples
around to show customers.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to find a body builder for those type trucks?
This idea came to me after seeing the new large Transit vans at Landers Ford. It's not quite large enough to hold the T inside.
Any help is appreciated.
They custom build trucks every day.
Do you know of anyone I can call or write? I simply don't know where to begin.
You can Google these manufacturers:
Morgan Body Company
Have you considered repainting a used u-haul truck? My dad's first enclosed trailer was a u-haul box he put on a trailer. Just a thought!
"UD Trucks" as in:
https://www.google.com/search?q=UD+trucks&oq=UD+trucks&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60&s ourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 ?
or UP Trucks , as in "United Parcel" ?
As Nathan said...awhile back, RDR had a picture of his PU going into a rental box van.
Good Luck !
Kenworth will build any thing you want.
Google seldom lets me down, but I'm trying to find out what the heck a "UD Truck" is, and I'm still not sure. Google seems to use "UD" as a "brand name" sometimes, or more like a "TYPE" of truck other times. I guess it also stood for Uniflow Diesel at one time too. I sure hate 2, 3 and 4-letter acronyms. My feeble and ever-aging brain does better with whole words, and sometimes that's getting to be difficult in my old age!
Japanese truck company. UD Trucks are the heavy vehicle division of Nissan. Just as Fuso is to Mitsubishi.
Earn't the nick-name of 'U'seless 'D'iesel in Australia back in the 70's may be better now but don't see many getting about.
Bill, give your local Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo,or Western Star dealer a call. They will be able to point you in the right direction. They might even have a used unit that is sitting on the lot.
keep in mind most of those box trucks were really made for in town delivery, so usually have very low rear end gears. also bad on windy days unless its a tail wind, and a head wind will just about stop it.for the smaller ones, i vote isuzu. they are very good engines used in many industrial apps.
Get a real truck with a real engine and don't worry about a head wind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bud.