If you have a very specialist application, where you have to build a specialist body, then you will need to buy a chassis cab
and have your existing body attached or a body built from scratch. If buying a used chassis cab then make sure you find out what the van was used for in its previous life. A tipper chassis cab
is unlikely to be suitable for use up and down the motorway, as the gearing will be inappropriate and may be worn out in any case. When buying a new chassis cab, you need to decide wheelbase lengths, back axle ratio and single vs. twin wheel options. Fiat now make their small panel van
the Fiat Doblo
available as a chassis cab option – ideal for conversion to sandwich or coffee vans.