The major Commercial vehicle chassis manufacturers undergoing conversion to aerodynamic or square fronted 3.5T Luton Vans, Low Wheel Base Luton Vans and Low Loader Luton Vans today are Ford, Citroen, Renault, Peugeot, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Vauxhall.
Aluminium and Glass Reinforced Plastic RP luton bodies can be built to suit almost any chassis from the manufacturers listed above and double doors or roller shutters are options alongside having a tail-lift fitted.
Conversions are typically undertaken by a UK-wide network of private Commercial Bodybuilders.
There are also a wide selection of individuals out there who have purchased/acquired a ready made converted Luton Van and set about converting it into something very special to them.
This can include Camper Vans, Mobile Homes and a whole host of other application beyond the use of standard Business commercials etc and there are many examples of this online.
Many of the Commercial Bodybuilders will convert a variety of light commercial chassis into a Luton, box, curtainsider, dropside, tipper or a flatbed Van and are as happy as delivering a one-off or whether a large volume order is placed.
There is also recognition being made to those who seek acceptance into Modifier programmes for each Manufacturer they support and work with such as the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) Programme for converting Ford Transit chassis vans etc.
Many of these scheme types have been introduced to ‘tick the box’ for converters who modify vans and chassis cabs ensuring each Manufacturer’s high standards are being maintained throughout their Van ranges in terms of manufacturing and the finished product.