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Old 28 Dec 2006
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looking for an overland "box"

Hi,
I'm looking to buy a "box" to fit in an overland truck - half open preferred - if anyone knows about one please drop me an e-mail - stand not important as longer it can be fitted on a Mercedes single axle-

something like this (http://www.xor.org.uk/travel/egypt/graphics/eg413.jpg) or all open can also do -

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I found ours on eBay. Cost Eur180 (instead of perhaps Eur4-5K new)!

It can take time to come up, but make a few "saved searches" and then wait.

Your alternative (another cheap option), is to take your truck on a trip to Morocco/Tunisia - and have exactly what you want fabricated there...

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I'm sorry, how much?

Hi Sam
That's a "reasonable" price
Now that you've got yours you won't mind giving us a few tips:
What keywords turned yours up?

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I was looking in Belgium, so my keywords were in Dutch and French.

Manufacturers are a good one, ie the guys who make the aftermarket units for MB, Ford etc.

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That's fine.

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I was looking in Belgium, so my keywords were in Dutch and French.

Manufacturers are a good one, ie the guys who make the aftermarket units for MB, Ford etc.

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I'll take them anyway; I live in the French Alps. It would be a pain to go and fetch one in the UK with the door on the wrong side for the roadworthiness registration process.
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okay

Caisse alu
Alu Van
Alu Box
Somati
Caisson

also looked throught the selling sections, ie:

Vehicles/parts/ etc.

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Thanks for those tips Sam, I did look on e-bay and mobile.de for months without luck - I bought on auction though a militar fully winterised box for 400 £ and that's perfect for 2 people, but what I'm actually looking for is a half opened overland framed body that can take around 10/15 people - in the style of the old Encounter trucks from the 70's - I know there are many around - question is WHERE...???
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Try....

Hi Mario,

try a few of the UK based overland companies - Dragoman, Encounter, Exodus, Oasis, Overlanding Africa, AF Tours, African Overland Truck Adventures, Bukima, Nomad, Acacia, - to name just a few. Some of these commpanies have full workshops where they build the trucks, some may have some parts/spares available.

Also see this link:

http://www.go-overland.com/

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you could also try witham specialist vehicles. they are the main disposal agents for vehicles from the ministry of defence and always have a selection of box bodies which are designed to be fastened to a flatbed, and are usually insulated.

http://www.witham-sv.com/
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